The building is a former a bookbindery built in 1884 by architect Charles Haight, which has been converted into high-end condos, including 45 loft-style homes and eight penthouses. Metroloft and Cetra Ruddy Architects worked together on the conversion, which involved refreshing the facade and updating the interiors.
Safe haven for celebs
The original character of the property was preserved, and plenty of luxury amenities were added along the way. For celebs, a big incentive comes in the claims that the building is “paparazzi proof.”
Privacy perks include a drive-in, drive-out garage with valet service, as well as a second lobby for residents to take private elevators.
Celebs including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake,and Jessica Biel, and Jake Gyllenhaal have all reportedly snapped up condos in the private building.
A penthouse with a rooftop pool reportedly owned by Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton earned the title of most expensive new listing when it came on the market for $57 million last year. It’s still available, for a discounted $52 million.
The Weeknd had been renting the triplex since 2018 for $60,000 a month.
The expansive unit covers three floors, with 5,000 square feet of interior living space and over 1,000 square feet outdoors. It includes four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
Entered by a key-locked elevator shared with only two other units, the space features a marble-tiled foyer.
It leads into a sunny great room, with double-height ceilings, exposed beams, and south-facing windows. The focus of this living area is a marble surround fireplace.
Along with a dining area, the main level also features an en suite bedroom and a windowed office.
The open chef’s kitchen includes custom wood cabinetry and a large island topped with marble counters and space for seating.
High-end appliances include a Wolf range, dual ovens, a pot filler, a built-in Miele coffee maker, and a 70-bottle wine fridge.
On the second floor are more bedrooms and a den, which could be used as a bedroom. On the top level, there’s a glass-enclosed game room that opens out to the private roof terrace.
The outdoor space has more square footage than many New York City apartments and includes a kitchen area with a barbecue, sink, and fridge, as well as speakers, lighting, and a landscaped garden.
Additional features include wide-plank oak flooring, in-wall iPads to control the central air conditioning, recessed lighting, electric shades, and a Sonos sound system throughout the house.
Along with a full-time door attendant and concierge, residents of the building enjoy a landscaped courtyard, gym, 75-foot indoor lap pool, and 24/7 door attendants and concierge service.
In acknowledgment of the current health crisis, the listing description notes that the entire building has recently undergone “extensive cleaning measures, and has implemented protocols to ensure sustained cleanliness.”
The Weeknd on the West Coast
While The Weeknd (born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) is singing a farewell to his pied-à-terre in New York, he has a couple of housing options in Los Angeles.
The singer, who is known for hits such as “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills,” splurged on a $20 million mansion in Hidden Hills in 2017. The nine-bedroom abode includes a recording studio, wine cellar, home theater, gym, and a pool.
More recently, the singer picked up a $21 million posh penthouse in the Beverly West tower in Westwood, one of the highest-priced condo sales ever recorded in the L.A. area.
The Weeknd has certainly “Earned It.” The three-time Grammy winner is one of Canada’s most successful recording artists. He founded the record label XO, and has branched out into business ventures in fashion and esports.
Tal Alexander, Oren Alexander, and Jared Schwadron of the Alexander Team at Douglas Elliman hold the Tribeca listing.