This is a unique opportunity to own in the historic landmarked Wilbraham building. Residence 7B is a fully renovated, elegantly proportioned, renovated studio, boasting 10-foot ceilings and generous width. Enter into a beautiful kitchen/dining area with three large walk-in closets. One of the closets contains a washer/dryer, an added bonus which most units in the building do not have. The custom efficiency kitchen, designed by Remodelista favorite Solveig Fernlund, has a Gaggenau cooktop, under-counter stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, stainless steel countertop, and custom cabinetry with soft-close drawers, cutout pulls, and chic multi-ply edged framing.
The bedroom/living area has a handsome decorative corner fireplace with marble surround and dentil-banded mantel. A large sash window looks over to the ornately-carved white limestone walls of the Holland House, built in 1891. The bathroom is sheathed in honed white Carrara marble, and has been painstakingly restored, with the surprisingly deep original bathtub preserved, and a 1911 Tepeco china sink with vintage nickel faucets installed. A Toto toilet with a multifunction bidet seat adds a note of modern luxury.
In addition, old cables have been removed and new ones have been installed and buried, and the original wood floors stripped, refinished and preserved. The walls have been patched and repainted, with the living/bedroom entrance arch reconfigured to allow maximum natural light to flow into the kitchen. The original plaster crown moldings have been restored, and the baseboard moldings carefully enhanced to balance the proportions of the crown.
Halfway between the Empire State Building and the Flatiron, the Wilbraham is an oasis of calm in the epicenter, that is the NoMad district, where fashionable boutique hotels like the Ace and the NoMad will soon be joined by the four-star Virgin Hotel and the Rafael Vinoly-designed Ritz-Carlton NoMad. The building boasts an elegant lobby with original molding and a cast iron staircase. There is a live-in superintendent, a laundry room in the basement, and an elevator. The building has a very liberal sublet policy, no flip tax, and permits guarantors, pied-a-terres, co-purchases, and parents buying for children. Pets are welcome. Lastly, its close proximity to all major train lines, such as the 4,5,6 N,R,W,Q B,D,F, as well as the 33rd street PATH, make this location most desirable.