True Love: Artistic Renaissance Man Andrew Levitas Finds Perfect Match in SoHo Loft

Love the sink. Looks like something left over from the apartment's squalid past.
This kitchen is surprisingly spacious and warm (it doesn't look like some something in a high-end institution).
The former owner liked art as well.
Homey.
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Exposed brick, white walls, track lighting: this bedroom is kind of calling it in.
The floorplan.

Expecting the unexpected can be exhilarating and all, but there is something oddly satisfying when people behave in wholly predictable ways. Thus, we felt a sensation bordering on delight when we learned that multifaceted, multimedia, multiplatform artist Andrew Levitas had purchased a SoHo loft at 451 West Broadway.

Mr. Levitas, a producer/photographer/actor/writer/painter, is a New York native who grew up equally immersed in the worlds of art and privilege, so a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the now-rarefied Cast Iron District seems like a perfect fit for this man of many talents.

“Some days I wake up at four o’clock in the morning, go surf, write for a couple of hours, paint for a couple more, and then go out and shoot photos,” Mr. Levitas detailed his life in L.A./creative process to Interview Magazine. Has he met James Franco? They would totally be BFFs.

The loft is as rakishly handsome as Mr. Levitas: there’s exposed brick, hardwood floors, what appear to be hardwood ceilings (we’re sure there’s reclaimed wood in there somewhere) and a high-end kitchen with teak and zinc. The fifth-floor spread also has several possible locations to put in a working fireplace, the listing, held by Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Anne Prosser, informs us. Even more perfect. Not that this kind of place comes cheap—Mr. Levitas paid $1.74 million, according to city records. And that’s a fair amount less than the $2.1 million seller Stanley Gilula was asking for (he originally tried for $2.4 million when he listed it last September).

kvelsey@observer.com