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.