This “nose” unit at the landmarked Cocoa Exchange in the Financial District has a curved living room, allowing light to pour in from the windows. The distinctive architecture (and a very cool address) makes the building one of the standouts in Downtown’s fastest-growing neighborhood, and a 3-bedroom apartment at this price point sweetens the deal.
Making a small space architecturally interesting isn’t the easiest thing to accomplish. Even more difficult is finding a good one for less than $500,000 in a great neighborhood like Gramercy. The curved brick wall in the living room of this 1-bedroom unit in the Foundry adds an old-world charm befitting the building’s former life as a factory. As far as starter apartments go, this one’s got great character.
Your name doesn’t have to be Rapunzel to live in a turret. The double-height ceilings in the living room of this apartment in the grand pre-war Rutherford Place building are curved, creating a crescent shape, allowing for light to envelope all 16 feet extending to the ceiling. A complete renovation has this Gramercy condo in move-in condition as well, making it even harder to settle for something cookie-cutter.