Monday, November 24, 2014

Condos at 45 Great Jones wooing art collectors and people who dislike foggy bathroom mirrors

The branding has arrived at the condofied 45 Great Jones Street between the Bowery and Lafayette …

Plans have been in the works at least back to 2007 to add extra floors of residential above the landmarked building, the former home to the Great Jones Lumber Corp.

There's now a 45 Great Jones website up with details on the residences. So far, just one of the five condos is listed for a spring 2015 occupancy.

Per the 45 website:

Designed by the renowned architectural firm Beyer, Blinder, Belle, 45 Great Jones Street draws from its historic NoHo roots while capturing today’s innovative aesthetics to create a distinctive new residence. Granted approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission of the City of New York, this 7-story building embodies the highest principles guiding new urban construction today.

The direct entry elevator opens into the spacious living area. The airy loft-style interiors featuring 9” solid white-oak floors and refined finishes throughout, are flooded with natural light from the traditional large-scaled windows, framed in custom millwork. Collectors will rejoice at the expansive wall areas, 10’ high ceiling heights, and custom-designed LED lighting in recessed coves, allowing the ideal presentation for one’s art collection.

This 2-bedroom 2-bathroom residence includes individually controlled HVAC system, in-unit Miele washer/dryer, and a private balcony off the master bedroom.

The kitchen features custom paneled built-in refrigerator and dishwasher, stainless steel cooktop, glass convection oven, all from Miele. Calacatta gold feature walls, counter-tops and back-splash give the kitchen its clean yet warm feel.

Lefroy Brooks fixtures, a Kohler soaking tub with separate walk-in shower, and Calacatta gold vanities define the modern bathroom along with radiant floor heating and recessed Robern medicine cabinets with electric defogger and nightlight.

The asking price is $2.875 million.

And some photos…

Built in 1893, 45 Great Jones served as the home of Great Jones Lumber Corp. from 1934 to June of 2008, when the company merged with Michbi Doors Inc. of Long Island.

Building owner Joseph Lauto also ran the lumber business. (He worked at the lumber yard as a kid dating to the late 1940s.) In March 2012, he told The Local that the changing landscape of NoHo contributed to his decision to develop the building.

"One of the reasons we merged the businesses was because forklifts and trucks moving lumber had to stop because of baby carriages," he said. "We never had that before."



Laura Goggin Photography said...

I'm glad it comes with a nightlight. That would be a deal-breaker for me.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

And the next chapter is called, "Big, Bland, and Boring."