Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Playing tag with 290 Mulberry

Continuing west on Houston... I've been keeping tabs on 290 Mulberry via in-the-know sources such as BoweryBoogie and Curbed... You've seen this wavy thing on the southeastern corner...




Here's the listing:

290 mulberry delivers award winning full floor loft residences and one spectacular penthouse by SHoP Architects. Amenities include: 24-hour doorman, private elevators, north, west and south exposures, and outdoor spaces with views from Broadway to Brooklyn. All homes feature wide-plank radiant-heat walnut flooring, central A/C, and in-unit W/D. Custom-designed interiors offer gloss white kitchens by Schiffiini with stone countertops, Miele gas cook top with fully vented hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Bosch oven, and Bosch wine cooler. Master bath has custom vanity by SHoP Architects, Vola faucets and rain showerhead, teak wood paneling, Siberian marble floors, frosted glass tile walls, and a clerestory window bringing in southern light. Expected occupancy, summer 2009.


StreetEasy has seven active listings, from $2.5 million to the $7.5 million penthouse. None of the units have been sold... and none of them are in contract...

So is this project in limbo? I don't know, but the sign out front seems telling... Does this look like a condo ready to sell some units?


4 comments:

Goggla said...

Ok, I have a dumb question that maybe someone can answer: What is the difference between a loft and a studio? I thought a loft was generally the top floor of a building, but here we have an entire building of lofts plus a penthouse on top. Aren't those just large studios? I'm going to start saying I live in a 'petite Soho-style loft' in East Greenwich Village.

EV Grieve said...

I always said that I lived in a junior 1BR studio, which meant that I was fortunate enough to have a small walk-in closet.

Uh, as for your question. I looked up a definition on Wikipedia:

"A studio apartment, also known as a studio flat (UK), efficiency apartment or bachelor/bachelorette style apartment, is a self-contained, small apartment, which combines living room, bedroom and kitchenette into a single unit, barring a bathroom. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg also has a cloven hoof."

Goggla said...

Ha, I knew it!

I guess size matters, but when does a large studio become a small loft?

Anonymous said...

In NYC real estate, a loft generally refers to a space large enough to have a "lofted" space within the apartment. In other words, space to throw in a makeshift lofted bedroom with some rickety ladder leading up to it - or something nicer and not at all hipster. This specification requires ceilings of at least 13 feet, but usually higher. So "loft" actually refers more to the height of the ceilings than to the size of the apartment, which also implies a loft can have multiple bedrooms as well.