Inside Look: Flatiron Lofts
Apartment windows in New York City can look out onto everything from the city skyline to a brick wall to the ocean waves. But for any NYC apartment large windows with a view can make the difference between a must-have place and just a place to crash.
Here are two places — both located on East 22nd Street in Manhattan’s Flatiron area, that not only have large windows with a view, but reflect the character of what’s going on inside and out.
21 E. 22nd St., 2F
This Flatiron loft is described as having a “dash of steampunk,” but what really stands out in this one bedroom, one bath is its original brushed steel casement windows. Featuring industrial hinges, the windows fit well with the loft’s high ceilings.
"I had never seen casement windows quite like these before, said Cassie D'Agata, licensed real estate salesperson with CORE. “Most units in the building have had them replaced or painted over but these still have the original brushed steel frames; vintage architectural pieces that preserve a century of history. They are at least 8 feet tall and rather than lift from the bottom, the top panes hinge and open by pulling the chain and hitching it to a front latch. After a bit of research I found they are sometimes referred to as awning windows because they swing outward and project like an awning.”
29 E. 22nd St., 12S
This three-bedroom, two-bath loft, located on the top floor of a pre-war co-op, has 11-foot ceilings and seven large arched windows. The windows in this industrial/modern-style home feature wood trim and extend from the living room into the adjacent master bedroom.