We love a thoughtful Art Deco conversion that pays homage to the building’s history, and Tribeca’s 37 Warren Lofts fit the bill with its industrial-but-polished, modern-but-warm design.
The 18-unit, 12-story project by Bazbaz Development on the corner of Church Street features a whopping four full-floor penthouses in the bronze-copper reflective topper designed by Handel Architects. Each penthouse will have three to four bedrooms, oversized living rooms, fireplaces and a private terrace.
Half of the 12 currently available apartments are in contract, with construction set to wrap up next month. All the units will have 10- to 11-foot ceilings, huge windows and be swathed in natural materials such as bronze, metal and copper. Amenities include a rooftop terrace and garden, bicycle room, fitness center, private storage and a kids’ clubhouse with a vintage arcade (“Daddy, what’s Pac-Man?”).
The original building, commissioned in 1931 for a flower-seed company, has architectural pedigree to burn; it was first designed by the prestigious firm Starrett and Van Vleck, famous for creating the Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores. Starrett and Van Vleck gave the tower its classic Art Deco flat columns rising from the base, as well as decorative carved stone reliefs of flowers between the large windows.
This will be the first residential project for developer Sonny Bazbaz, who used to head up hospitality projects in Las Vegas. According to the Wall Street Journal, Bazbaz formerly lived around the block from 37 Warren and bought the property for $15.5 million because he was drawn to the arched ground-floor windows and the transforming block.
Stylish and well-preserved, with a delightful mix of old and new? Sign us up!
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