Located in a boutique condominium on a cobblestone street in West Tribeca, 16 Desbrosses, 1W is an unusual and one-of-a-kind, 1,294-square-foot studio and garage with lobby access from Desbrosses and curb cut garage access from Watts Street. A converted loading dock in an original textile warehouse, the space is currently used as a light-filled photography studio, garage and bathroom. With a secondary address of 121 Watts Street, this studio has a grandfathered curb cut.
Designed by Architecture Research Office, this flexible and dramatic studio space features poured concrete floors, 16-foot ceilings and beautiful finishes. Accessible from both Desbrosses Street and Watts Street, this space features a private, automated, 13-foot glass garage door which faces north onto Watts Street. With clear glass construction on upper panes and sandblasted glass on lower panes for privacy, the garage door provides a wall of light for the interior space.
The property has a powerful two-zone HVAC system, radiators and forced air heating; AV system with in-ceiling speakers throughout; alarm system with motion detectors; and glass break sensors. There is also 50 running feet of worktop, constructed with 2.5-inch thick Douglas Fir planks. There is additional floor-to-ceiling custom maple cabinetry in the large bathroom as well as Duravit and Kohler finishes.