Mickey Drexler unloads another NYC gem.
Just last month, we reported that Mickey Drexler was selling his stylish TriBeCa residence. Now, the J. Crew CEO is unloading another stunner in the same neighborhood. The twenty-four-foot-wide, 9,000- square-foot Renaissance-style loft is located in a late-nineteenth century building designed by Hugh Getty for Samuel Crooks, a wholesale coffee and tea merchant. The building was used as a roasting plant before it went residential.
Drexler enlisted the French architect Thierry Despont to transform the space into a single-family residence. The five-bedroom home is filled with stunning fixtures, unique materials and finishes, and custom design touches that incorporate elements of the structure’s industrial past. The property boasts a grand entrance foyer with glass block inspired by the Modernist architect Pierre Chareau’s seminal Maison de Verre in Paris, a 1,500-square-foot living room with soaring ceilings, a rooftop terrace, a gym, a sauna, and a commercial-sized elevator.
For the furnishings, Despont opted for rich textures, bold colors, and lustrous finishes, creating a sleek and sophisticated ambiance throughout the home. In the living room, sumptuously upholstered furniture mingles with striking mid century lighting and sculptural decorative objects, while the black-and-yellow dining room boasts graphic patterns and geometric forms, including a commanding Stilnovo chandelier. This one-of-a-kind loft is listed for $29.9 million. Click here to view the full listing.