The Beaux Arts skyscraper known as the American Tract Building at 150 Nassau Street is among the city’s oldest landmarks. It was built in 1896 as the headquarters for the American Tract Society, one of the nation’s largest religious printing companies. As an anchor of the Seaport district’s Newspaper Row, it was among the city’s tallest office towers of its time and one of the city’s first steel skeletal frame skyscrapers. Like many historic NYC buildings, it has since been transformed into luxury condominiums like this sprawling 1,700 square-foot two-bedroom designer loft, now on the rental market for $8,250 a month.
In this case the “designer” part is accurate. The condo’s owners both work in the cutting-edge street style industry and one of them is the SVP of design for Victoria’s Secret Pink.
High loft ceilings, an exposed steel column and dramatic arched windows frame the living room and adjacent open kitchen.
Though it’s not pictured, according to the floor plan and the listing, just off the second bedroom is a large sun room that opens onto a terrace. The building also offers a roof deck with amazing views, so there’s no shortage of outdoor space.
The master bedroom has another dramatic arched window; the home has multiple walk-in California closets, a washer/dryer, marble soaking tubs and some pretty interesting bathroom decor.
The full-service building, designated an official individual New York City landmark in 1999, offers a 24-hour doorman, a concierge, a 24-hour gym, a parking garage, a library and a roof deck with some of the city’s best views.