A former parking garage and later a warehouse for vinyl records, Unit #3 at 239 West 18th St. in Chelsea exhibits the original steel and cement structure that give it a raw yet artful appeal. Sprawling on nearly 4,000 square feet, the residence is distinctly modern and unassumingly luxurious.
Listed for approximately $11 million with The De Niro Team of Douglas Elliman, the abode is a self-contained sanctuary in the bustle of New York City. From the moment you step in the oversized elevator that fits an SUV, you enter a private world full of amenities. You can go directly to the third floor or to your personal parking space in the basement.
Despite its harsh industrial hulk, the home is filled with soft, steady diffused light that pours in from windows across the Southern and Northern walls and from the 15×15 foot skylight in the center of the loft. The clean design, augmented by 13-foot ceilings, creates a sense of airiness.
The space is currently laid out as a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with several sitting and living areas, but can be reimagined by adding several Western facing windows and utilizing the undeveloped roof and the approximately 7,500 square feet of buildable air rights.
The raw commercial unit on the ground floor is nearly 1,600 square feet and includes a curb cut. The combined total square footage for the full-floor loft, ground floor commercial space and basement storage is 6,143.
Images courtesy of The De Niro Team, Douglas Elliman