This classic Flatiron District loft sprawls over 3,000 square feet of space within a handsome prewar Beaux-Arts edifice, under the highest ceilings in the building. The convertible three-bedroom, three-bath Apartment 2A is lined to the north by six oversized picture windows set in magnificent stained mahogany window frames, absolutely flooding the open-plan, true loft interior with light.
Functionally, the apartment is free-flowing, with distinct separations between the den, the living room, the dining room, and of course, the bedrooms. Aesthetically, the loft-like space has been meticulously maintained, featuring limestone floors, a gas-burning fireplace, central air conditioning, recessed lighting, a central audio/visual system, a vented washer/dryer, and custom built-out closets throughout. Perfect for a guest staying overnight in the den, the powder room has a shower within, as well.
The 18-foot-long Valcucine kitchen opens to the living room, separated only by the long peninsula bar. Certainly a chef's kitchen, it comes equipped with double Miele ovens, a 5-top gas burning range with a vented hood, a built-in espresso maker, a wood-paneled refrigerator, a separate wine cooler, and a microwave. Additionally, white glass countertops front a three-foot-high backsplash. Ample storage can be found behind the rich rosewood cabinetry.
Situated on the other side of the apartment are the two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. South facing and pin-drop quiet, both would be very roomy anywhere but are downright massive by New York standards. The master bedroom has a fully built-out walk-in closet and bathroom swathed in marble, offering a double vanity, soaking tub, separate rain shower, and under-floor radiant heating.
Built in 1908, The Altair was converted to condominiums in 2005 by CentraRuddy, and features a mere 22 units. The building has a 24-hour doorman, a fully built-out roof deck with open city views, and a La Palastra-designed fitness center. Apartment 2A only shares its floor with one other unit and has the added convenience of a large, deeded storage unit in the basement.