Unique Lofts for Sale NYC


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SoHo NoHo & NoLiTa Lofts for Sale

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Spring St. $3,500,000
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Greene St. $4,500,000
3BR/2BA 3000SF
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Mercer St. $4,000,000
2BR/1BA 23000SF
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Greene St. $5,500,000
3BR/3BA 2200SF
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Lafayette St. $3,500,000
3BR/2BA 2600SF
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West Broadway $5,900,000
2BR/2BA 3400SF
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TriBeCa Lofts for Sale

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Greenwich St. $3,200,000
2BR/2BA 1600SF
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Reade St. $11,000
2BR/2BA 1500SF
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Reade St. $3,000,000
2BR/2BA 1400SF
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Lispenard St. $6,800,000
4BR/5BA 3300SF
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Greenwich Village Lofts for Sale

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Broadway $3,700,00
2BR/2BA 2800SF
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East 9th St. $2,600,000
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West 11th St. $1,900,000
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West 13th St. $4,200,000
2BR/2BA 2000SF
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Great Jones $3,200,000
2BR/2BA 2100SF
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Greenwich Village $4,000,000
2BR/2BA 2300SF
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West Village Lofts for Sale

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West 13th St. $4,200,000
2BR/2BA 2000SF
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West 13th St. $2,500,000
open loft 1800SF
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Chelsea Lofts for Sale

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West 22nd St. $3,000,000
2BR/2BA 2200SF
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West 23rd St. $4,000,000
2BR/2BA 2000SF
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 Flatiron & Gramercy Park Lofts for Sale

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East 17th St. $2,500,000
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East 19th St. $3,500,000
3BR/2BA 2400SF
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Midtown Lofts for Sale

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Clinton $3,200,000
3BR/3BA 3200SF
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Clinton $2,700,000
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NYC LOFT LIVING

Loft living is a quintessential NYC way of life.  Unique to the NYC, classic industrial and artist’s lofts have one major characteristic: open space.  NYC apartments are tend to be cramped rooms with halting proportions, low ceilings and no closet space.  NYC lofts are the opposite: cut from old industrial buildings, they are spacious, open and architecturally pleasing with large casement windows, historic detailing and sweeping high ceilings.

Historically, NYC lofts were considered bohemian and sexy, even romantic.  In the 1970s, most of NYC loft residents were artists and craftsmen attracted to former factory and warehouse loft buildings by cheap rents, large spaces and load-bearing floors. Historic loft buildings had only basic plumbing, unreliable heating and questionable sanitation.  They were not zoned for residential use and did not conform to fire and safety codes.

Today, NYC lofts are still sexy and romantic but certainly not bohemian.  Occupied by a second or third generation of tenants and zoned for residential use, they are no longer cheap but also do not present any existential hardships.  

The best unique industrial and artist’s lofts are located in SoHo and TriBeCa.

Unique SoHo Lofts

SoHo means South of Houston Street. It contains the area between Houston and Canal Street, west of 6th Avenue. A large part of is in the Cast Iron Historic District and boasts the greatest collection of cast-iron oft buildings in the world. In the second half of the 19th Century, cast iron was used as a decorative front over older industrial buildings to attract commercial tenants. Ornamental cast iron molds could be prefabricated in foundries, which made them a cheaper alternative to brick and allowed for rapid building construction. The pliable character of iron was conducive to the manufacture of intricate designs and ornamental window frames, often modeled after classical French and Italian architecture.

As the NYC economy and manufacture declined, the newly vacant commercial lofts began to attract artists seeking cheap rent and large work spaces. In blatant zoning violation, the new residential tenants took over abandoned factories and warehouses and converted them into illegal live/work lofts. The first zoning laws, which permitted live/work for artists, were passed in 1971.
Today, SoHo consists of roughly 500 buildings, many of which retain their historic industrial character and cast iron architecture, which makes them one of the most unique lofts not only in NYC but in the entire world.

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