This amazing penthouse is located at 144 Duane Street in an 1862 limestone Loft mansion in the heart of Tribeca in New York, NY. It comprises the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the 41 foot wide building. Completely renovated, this spectacular residence boasts 12-15 foot ceilings, original cast iron columns and exposed brick and ductwork. It offers 13,500 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, large open living room/dining room, gourmet kitchen, Joseph Jaroff-designed glass suspension staircase, library, den, indoor half basketball court (located in the building’s basement and for the use of the penthouse owner only) , gym and a rooftop terrace. It is listed at $30,000,000.

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A refurbished children’s shoe warehouse in Tribeca has hit the market for $45 million, which includes plenty of closet space for shoes of the more grown-up variety.

The handsome, 23,000-square-foot limestone building at 144 Duane Street, built in 1862 as the A.J. Bates department store, was, for the bulk of the 20th century, the home of Goodwear Shoes. Goodwear, much like most of its neighbors on the block between the 1940s and 1970s, was a children’s shoe wholesaler, and owned the building from 1946 until 2001.

That was the year it was scooped up by a private New York investor, gut renovated, and converted for residential use. The three-year project, which preserved the original façade, sidewalk glass lights, heart pine flooring and cast iron columns, resulted in a palatial owner’s penthouse triplex, three high-end loft rental apartments and a 6,000-square-foot, ground-floor retail space, currently occupied by perfumery Drom International. The original A.J. Bates sign still hangs in the lobby.

Now, the six-story property is up for grabs. The owner’s triplex can be purchased on its own for $30 million, or a savvy investor can take the entire building for an additional $15 million.

According to Matthew Gulker of Prudential Douglas Elliman, who is marketing the property with his colleague, Sabrina Saltiel, the 10,000-square-foot triplex includes a Joseph Jaroff-designed glass suspension staircase, which spans the fourth through sixth floors and was engineered by Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners — the same firm behind the staircase at Apple’s Soho store. The apartment also has 2,775 square feet of finished roof and terrace space, and comes with a private gym and full-sized basketball court in the building’s basement.

Meanwhile, the rental lofts — two, half-floor units on the third floor containing 2,000 square feet each, and a full-floor, 4,000-square-foot unit on the floor below — have 15-foot ceilings and the same cast-iron columns as the penthouse. The most recent rental listing for the full-floor rental was priced at $19,500 per month, according to Streeteasy.com.

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  • Daniel

    Wow. I really like it. The exterior looks beautiful. The interior is a very nice mix of classical and NY loft. The exposed HVAC system would be something I’d need to get accustomed with, but it would be easy. I don’t know anything about NY real estate, but $30 million seems extremely for TriBeCa.




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    • Doug

      Actually Tribeca is an extremely desirable neighborhood, and equally as expensive as many of the uptown neighborhoods. It has several times ranked as the most expensive zip code in Manhattan, yes it has at times been ranked even more expensive than the Upper East Side. The Upper East side is exclusively residential, not very many stores, bars, restaurants etc. Tribeca has all of these, and is extremely close to the financial district and thus very desirable for wealthy finance types that want to have a short commute or even walk to work. There are a pretty decent number of listings in Tribeca in this price range.




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  • Grrrowler

    I love the idea of a modern apartment set inside an old building, but I don’t like this as much as I thought would when I first saw the thumbnails. The main rooms around the staircase end up looking like an office building. I’ve seen architect’s offices that look very much like this. I do really like the library.

    For less money, and even though it’s smaller, I would have preferred this place in Little Italy (what’s left of it anyway): http://priceypads.com/19446/the-gwathmey-gymnasium-apartment-16750000/ That place sold for less than half the original asking price, and I imagine this Tribeca apartment will end up going for a lot less too. The listing says $45 million, not $30 million. That’s a ridiculous amount for it. I’d rather have two UES townhouses for the same price.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Whoops, wrong link. The triplex is on the market for $30 million, bu the ENTIRE BUILDING is on the market for $45 million. (includes 2 more apartments and a store front)




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  • Steuben

    What a beautiful open space! We especially love the kitchen! What more could you possibly ask for in a penthouse?




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  • Miamibound

    The person who redesigned the inside should be shot, clearly owned by somebody with more money than taste




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