Thursday, April 21, 2016

Converted East 8th Street synagogue (with hot tub for 8) returns to market for $30,000 a month



The last time we looked at 317 E. Eighth St., the former synagogue-turned-lux pad between Avenue B and Avenue C, the asking rent was a mere $25,000 a month.

Times have changed, and so has the asking rent. The furnished, four-level home is available again, though now the monthly ask is up to $30,000.

Here's part of the current listing at Town:

Spectacular townhouse ... that was formerly one of the city's last tenement Shuls ...was brilliantly transformed into a magnificent home in 2005 by world-famous designers from the Ian Shrager Hotels – earning recognition in Architectural Record for its extraordinary transformation, and attracting the likes of press, politicians and entertainment figures.

Yours to rent is the exquisite result of their top-of-the-line gut renovation: an immaculately-designed, 3 bedroom (possible 4), 2.5 bath fourplex that boasts 3 wonderful outdoor terraces, the finest finishes and fixtures, plus the most advanced automated central audio/visual, lighting, HVAC and integrated security systems.

The 4th story presents a special floor-to-ceiling glass hallway and secluded master bedroom with a custom-built working fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and opulent master bath with an oversized Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower with steam unit, rain shower, waterfall and separate hand-held shower. Enjoy quiet time on the delightful terrace off the master with a hot tub for 8, or ascend the glass stairs to the top floor sun-drenched lounge/media room (possible 4th bedroom) and terrace that also has Ipe wood floors and planters, copper rainspouts, a custom sound system and security cameras. 3235 interior sf and 982 exterior sf. AVAILABLE FOR 2 MONTH LEASE TERM - FURNISHED ONLY. Live-in caretaker and housekeeper provided on-site in separate apartment.







The EVG reader who forwarded this listing wondered if this was the most expensive East Village rental... The most expensive one that we recall is #3C at 38 E. First St., which had been asking $35,000 in 2014. So the Eighth Street place seems like a bargain.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder how much the broker's fee is?

bayou said...

We're gonna need ten for a hot tub minyan.

Pierre Berault said...

"on-site"

Is that correct? Or is it 'on site' or 'onsite'? Hyphenated one is used as an adjective. "on site" (at the site) seems the appropriate and correct word; 'onsite' is just a made-up word. Or maybe a Midwesterner or anyone outside NYC should or would say 'in site'. Discuss. Anyway, who ever wrote that copy must have had Thesaurus (immaculately! exquisite! brilliantly! magnificent! extraordinary!...) for breakfast. I need to take a bath now in a 'hot tub (pouring hot water boiled from my coal oven into (or is it onto?) the tub)in the middle of my kitchen.

marjorie said...

you could pay the broker's fee by renting out the hot tub as a mikvah.

Michael Ivan said...

Only 2 month leases? Que?

Anonymous said...

All of this is gross, but props to whoever wrote the listing and described the building as being a former "shul" and not a "temple".

marjorie said...

Interesting that this time around, there are no pictures of the Stars of David internal windows, as there were in the earlier listing. and the picture of the facade (with the obvious Star of David window) is really small.

Anonymous said...

30K a month is not so bad. Go Dumpling is paying almost that much.

Anonymous said...

Drooooooool

Anonymous said...

30K by 8 people = 3750 per person by 30 days a month = 125 a day