A trio of minimalist Manhattan lofts on the market right now

Historic homes with whitewashed interiors

Loft living is pared back to the bare essentials at this trio of Manhattan lofts, which have just hit the market. The pre-war buildings boast a plethora of historic features, street views and flexible floorplans that have been given a minimalistic makeover by their current owners. Peek inside these sprawling white-washed spaces.

66 Crosby, Soho, $3.5m via Modlin Group

Photography: Adrian Gaut

Soaring 16-ft-high ceilings and Corinthian columns set the bar high inside this two-bedroom Soho loft, designed by firm Alveary Architecture in collaboration with its owners. The home featured in Architectural Digest following its remodelling and has been outfitted with Danish hardwood flooring, bespoke walnut and oak cabinetry and modern appliances.

Photography: courtesy Modlin Group

Six floor-to-ceiling windows flood the Manhattan loft with light, particularly the living room which features custom bookshelves and exposed brickwork. A steel and concrete tread staircase leads up to the mezzanine level bedroom, which peeks over the loft space through its wall of industrial-style windows.

Other highlights include a cast-iron bathtub, and a 525 sq ft terrace. Agent Adam D Modlin of the Modlin Group has the $3.5m listing for 66 Cosby.

133 Wooster Street, Soho $5.8m via Allison St Germain Team / Douglas Elliman

Photography: Douglas Elliman

Fresh on the market is this corner loft at 133 Wooster Street, in the heart of the cast-iron district, which offers its new owner a tantalizing opportunity thanks to its completely open floor plan. The building dates to 1900 when it was used as a factory and was converted in the late 60s into a co-op, and according to listing agent Scott Allison of Douglas Elliman, it was the first loft ever published in the New York Times.

Photography: Douglas Elliman

Clocking in at 3,600 sq ft, the one bathroom Soho apartment has a 100-ft-sight-line running the length of Wooster Street, with expansive windows peeking onto the street below. Original plank floors have been enamelled, while 11-ft-ceilings feature painted tin tiles. The apartment has a flowing, flexible floor plan with only the kitchen and a west wall of bookshelves anchoring the space. Its new owner could insert several bedrooms and leave their own thumbprint on the blank space.

10 White Street, Tribeca $4.95m via Christie’s International Real Estate

Photography: Christie’s International Real Estate

Architect Henry Fernbach designed this historic five-storey building in 1870, and it was converted into four sprawling co-op lofts in 1983. Many Victorian features remain including 12-ft-high painted tin ceilings, cast-iron pillars and original steel shutters in the bedroom. Practice Solomonoff Architecture Studio has incorporated these design elements into its minimalist interventions, drenching the 3,000 sq ft full-floor loft in white to craft a calming but highly dramatic space.

Photography: Christie’s International Real Estate

The star of the show is the huge 8000 sq ft great room that combines an open dining area, library, kitchen and lounge. Three bedrooms each have a full bathroom, and there’s also a separate home office, media room and utility room. The Tribeca property is listed with Christie’s International Real Estate for $4.95m.


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