new at 43 Clarkson / bring your shoes

if at first you don’t succeed, wait a year
#3C at 43 Clarkson Street is new to the market today, asking $2.695mm and $2,284/mo (condo) for “2,200 sq ft” that includes a custom shoe closet.

This loft had been offered for sale from May 2005 to at least March 2006 at from $2.5mm to $2.2mm, with one contract signed but no sale. I don’t know if the unit has been upgraded from that sales effort to this one, but I did not see any building permits for this unit.

The layout is essentially Long-and-Narrow, with the master bedroom and living area at the wider narrow end with 6 arched mahogany windows (west, overlooking Greenwich Street?), with the second bedroom on the opposite narrow wall, with two windows. Plumbing is on both long sides. Can’t tell from the floor plan which closet is custom-designed for shoes, but the storage looks challenging (one closet in the master is through the bath). I am pretty sure this is the first “luxury” kitchen I have seen with corian counters.

West Village grit, not charm
This stretch of Clarkson (at Greenwich) is a bit desolate and gritty – definitely not part of the old West Village residential area. There are garages in both corners across Greenwich and a commercial building across Clarkson. There’s a 6-story factory building just to the east on Clarkson, so don’t expect much light in that second bedroom.

This block probably feels more like the greater-Trump-Soho-Ear-Inn-“Soho” area than it does the West Village.

© Sandy Mattingly 2007

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