Friday, September 9, 2016

Check out the penthouse at the synagogue-turned condos on 6th Street

The three luxury residences at the former Congregation Mezritch Synagogue at 415 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue hit the market back in December, as Curbed first noted.

The homes range in price from $2.95 million (second floor) to $4.4 million for the duplex penthouse, which has two private terraces.

All three are still available, according to listings at Streeteasy, which notes open houses on Sunday. (The listings arrived only this week at Streeteasy.)

Anyway, I hadn't visited this project in some time... so there are more images of the residences ... as well as details on what you get the for the $$$.

Here's copy via Streeteasy for the penthouse...:

The Duplex Penthouse, at 2,564 SF, has been designed to embrace indoor-outdoor living, with two expansive terraces totaling 813 SF. On its light-filled top floor, the grand open-plan kitchen is the centerpiece, connecting dining and living areas that extend outward to the terraces, providing great flow for entertaining. The lower floor offers privacy and tranquility for the master suite, secondary bedrooms and a spacious den.

415 East 6th Street ... represents the culture and creative movement only found in the East Village. These three one-of-a-kind condominium residences are steps from the diverse boutiques and restaurants located throughout the East Village Historic District. Two floor-through residences and a duplex penthouse have been designed within a historic 1910 neoclassical limestone faade that features ornate architectural details and original stained glass windows. They offer the perfect synthesis of historic charm and modern elegance.

Additional features: Keyed elevator, 4" wide white oak flooring, Bertazzoni range, Liebherr refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, built in Sharp under-counter microwave, Bosch 24 washer/dryer, and an individually controlled, energy efficient heating and cooling system...

You can visit the official 415 site here for more details.

And the usual background... the synagogue — active here since 1910 — had reportedly fallen on hard times, "with a dwindling membership and few resources to maintain the building," as The New York Times noted. Previous plans called for the demolition of the building. Those plans never materialized, and a new developer, East River Partners, emerged and proposed the current arrangement.

As part of the current agreement, the developers are providing at least $20,000 annually to the congregation "for the next 198 years ... East River is also giving the synagogue a $180,000 'fit-out allowance' for the synagogue to design and rebuild the sanctuary and other spaces, like offices or meeting spaces in the basement."

Images via Streeteasy

Previously on EV Grieve:
Plan to add condos to historic East Sixth Street synagogue back on

Play spot the potential penthouse atop the East Village synagogue

A final look inside the Anshei Meseritz synagogue on East Sixth Street

Stained-glass windows removed ahead of condo conversion at Congregation Mezritch Synagogue

Condos at former East 6th Street synagogue will start at just under $3 million

Sidewalk bridge comes down as condo conversion continues at former East 6th Street synagogue

History reimagined with $4.4 million penthouse at former 6th Street synagogue


Gojira said...

Guess no one wants to live here because it doesn't look like a hideously ugly cookie cutter box.

Anonymous said...

The building, and price tags don't match the housing across the street. Another weird juxtaposition of super wealth amidst the middle class. Potential 1% buyers will want a tonier block for that money.

Anonymous said...

From the looks of some of the cars parked across the street, I'd say it's becoming more than middle class.

Anonymous said...

As Max Biaystock said, If you got it baby, flaunt it, falunt it!!

Anonymous said...

Oh vey

Anonymous said...

This is my absolute dream location. Far enough away from 2nd. Far enough away from C. Straight shot to East River Park.


cmarrtyy said...

The rooms look small and claustrophobic. This will be hard to sell.

Sarah said...

At least they preserved the facade and the glass. It could've gone much worse--look at what's happening to that synagogue on the UWS.

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Anonymous said...

Asking $4.4 million, monthly charges $4,500, and cramped bedrooms. Why didn't they make it 2 bedrooms, where the master bedroom was actually a good size?

Also, WTF is it with "Liebherr refrigerator" and "Bertazzoni range" in so many listings? Is this some kind of dog-whistle appeal to a certain sort of people? (And those people would be snobs with more money than brains, is my guess.)

Anonymous said...

Didn't the prices start at $1.3M originally? This is much nicer than my place across the street, but no way is the price appropriate (as if any of them are these days). I'm glad that the outside of the building has been preserved and this is not another boring glass building, but c'mon. Maybe they're counting on the value of the block to go up once that art gallery opens a few doors down.

Patricia Kennealy Morrison said...

Soulless in all senses of the word.

Anonymous said...

The housing across the street may just convert out of Mitchell Lama as previous reports say. So evident pressure is to higher prices.

It will take some very cooperative cotenants to keep this place financially solvent. It is not just a converted synagogue, it still is partially a synagogue. That is hard thing for a few tenants to deal with if the synagogue becomes popular. Just a very different place to try to get ultra luxury prices. Seems a lot to commit to. Maybe if you are ultra religious rich person you may want to buy to be close to house of worship?