Built in 1929 as an Armory for the US Army Reserve, the Hell’s Kitchen building was converted into a pet-friendly, nine-storey co-operate in 1981. This particular loft blends pre-war and industrial aesthetics, with three large windows on the main level and concrete floors underfoot.
The all-white kitchen has stone counters and stainless steel appliances to heighten the soft industrial aesthetic, and the free-flowing living room and dining area have floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving and colossal concrete pillars.
Presently, the apartment is arranged as an open-plan studio, with the bedroom area off the kitchen. But a floating wooden staircase leads up to a quiet lofted area, which is currently used as a double office and could be used as a bedroom.
Kristi Ambrosetti of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing for 2G, 529 West 42nd Street, with an asking price of $940,000. Times Square, the Hudson River Esplanade, and the Hudson Yards are all within walking distance of the building, which has a full-time doorman, roof deck and laundry on every floor.