Matthew Slutsky
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February 13, 2011

There is something about retrofitting old buildings into condo/apartments that is really appealing to me.

I am not just talking about turning old manufacturing buildings into lofts (which is also cool), but turning actual office buildings into condos.

New York has an example of this called 20 Pine The Collection. As it was an old office building, the suites have high-ceiling heights and an interesting architectural design, but I really think it is cool how the builder is using the old Chase Manhattan bank vaults.

Check it out in the Wall Street Journal video below – sorry it comes off as one big sales pitch, but it is neat to see the vaults.

Units at 20 Pine The Collection range from $685,000 for a 675 square foot studio to $3.5 million for a penthouse concierge residence. Studios and lofts can be purchased for a range of $815k to $1.055 million (loft space with terrace). One bedrooms range from $950k to $1.9 million (1 bedroom with 625 s.f. terrace). Two bedrooms start at $1.8 million and go up to $2.84 million (concierge residence). Three bedrooms range from $2.4 million to $2.5 million.

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