We hate to play favorites, but the world below 23rd Street will always be special to us. Beautiful spaces of all types are prevalent, and the energy of downtown Manhattan just can’t be duplicated. If you’re setting out on a search for the perfect Downtown pad, we’ve got some very different suggestions.
With over 3,000 square feet flanked by two terraces, this penthouse duplex that has been expertly customized by its owner is currently one of the most exceptional TriBeCa properties on the market. It’s a turn-key dream home, in a fantastic setting. TriBeCa is known for its charming cobblestone blocks, and Beach Street is one of the neighborhood’s best. This building was built in 1930, and converted to luxury condominiums — amenities include a roof deck, fitness center, children’s playroom, bike storage, laundry room and pet spa — in 2007.
From the south to the north of Downtown we go, to this exceptionally large apartment (it’s the entire eastern wing of a luxury, full-service building) at 240 Park Avenue South, which offers 3,700 square feet and some of the brightest spaces you’ll find anywhere in Manhattan. It’s on the cusp of several great neighborhoods, with easy access to Gramercy Park and all the activity and nightlife of the Flatiron District and Chelsea nearby. The interiors, like the location, are a combination of great features, like handmade zebrawood and Italian glass kitchen cabinetry, a Control4 complete home and entertainment system, and top-of-the-line appliances.
And it wouldn’t really be a true rundown of Downtown’s best properties without mentioning the Devonshire House in Greenwich Village, the classic Emery Roth-designed pre-war gem that recently underwent a luxurious condominium conversion. This one-bedroom apartment is the perfect hybrid of new and old, creating a harmonious living environment. TriBeca, Park Avenue South and Greenwich Village: Three different neighborhoods, three different options, three different attitudes, one section of Manhattan