David Bouley’s French-inspired loft has gone on sale in New York’s Tribeca for $5.5m.
The Michelin star chef founded his eponymous French eatery at 161 Duane Street back in 1987, and bought the three-bedroom duplex – which is now on the market via Corcoran – in the same building back in 2007.
He enlisted architect Claude Puaux to renovate the blank-slate apartment a decade ago and give it a rustic, French feel. Puaux oversaw a team of craftsmen, including stone masons and millworkers, to renovate the 2,403 sq ft Manhattan property.
Its centrepiece is a woodturning fireplace, which (according to the listing) was built with La Pierre Dorée 17th-century stone from the same quarry used to construct the Château de Versailles. Walnut plank and basket-weave parquet flooring – inspired by a 16th-century Italian villa – have also been installed, along with Port Laurent marble countertops in the kitchen.
Carefully distressed wall finishes are mixed with exposed bricks and beamed ceilings across the Tribeca pad.
Bouley’s 5b apartment sits within the Mohawk Atelier, between Hudson Street and West Broadway. Dating back to 1891, the Romanesque Revival-style building overlooks Duante Park.