133 Mercer Street is new / giant windows don’t show Chrysler or Woolworth

location, location, location
133 Mercer Street 3rd floor is new this week, asking $1.925mm and $1,750/mo for “1,700 sq ft” with “giant” windows but only 1 bath. The location is prime
SoHo, just below Prince Street; the footprint presents some issues.

This is a Long-and-Narrow that is less than 19 feet wide in the master bedroom, with one window there on each of 3 sides, and 3 windows at the front, over Mercer Street (the “giants”). Plus there’s a window in the bath and one in the 2d bedroom. A second bath is possible, they say, though the cost probably includes losing the washer-dryer room or shrinking / changing the bedroom configuration. (The plumbing is squeezed in pretty tight between the stairwell door and the bedrooms.)

what premium for Chrysler and Woolworth?
The 6th floor sold last March for $1.985mm (slightly above the ask of $1.95mm) with what reads to me to be a higher level of finishes. Plus, there are Chrysler (north) and Woolworth Building views (south) from this floor — a neat trick. Another neat 6th floor trick was to move the kitchen into the middle of the space, but there is also only 1 bathroom on this floor.

feets don’t fail me now
I have a lot of trouble finding “1,700 sq ft” in these footprints. City records show the building dimensions as 30 x 71, but both the PruDE floor plan for the 3rd floor and the Corcoran floor plan for the 6th floor show much narrower space than that.

Open House Sunday January 27 from 12 – 2 PM

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