min to the (small) max / new at 8 W 13

minimalist glory?
Sometimes I find myself rooting for a loft listing for one reason or another.
#2F at 8 West 13 Street hit the web Sunday with such promise of being wonderful space (“museum quality”) that I can’t help myself from hoping that this little (“1,100 sq ft”) beauty lives up to its promise.
I will just say that it is truly a grown-up’s loft (and perhaps only one grown-up, at that), then let Elise Ward of PruDE have a few more words…. Among them: “[r]enowned designer’s own home”; “spectacular loft”; and a “much loved [!], live-in Super”. Is it carping to note that the bedroom lacks a window (though it features a walk-in closet that appears to be ¾ the size of the bedroom)?
the low floor minimalist premium
Asking $1.5mm (maintenance is only $746/mo) for the “1,100 sq ft” is premium pricing based on the last sale in the building, but the finishes of #2F may well justify that premium. The last sale I see is for #11F (tons more light, clearly) for $1.1mm in January 2006. #4RW has been in contract since April off an asking price of $1.095mm for what is also said to be “1,100 sq ft”.
a true condop”
Interesting that this coop apartment is in a building that is a true “condop”. The building is a condominium with two units: the ground floor commercial space and the 2d through 11th floors, which is owned by a residential coop with what looks like 2 lofts per floor to start.
© Sandy Mattingly 2007
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