“Everyone walks in and just goes right to the view,” Stribling broker Mary Ellen Cashman said, illustrating her point by striding toward the mullioned terrace doors of the ninth-floor condo at 160 West 12th Street.
“The Empire State Building view from every room is a huge feature in this apartment, and it’s the reason the sellers chose the unit,” she added, as she led the way out onto the 221-square-foot terrace.
The sellers purchased the 2,847-square-foot condo in the five-building complex—also known as the St. Vincent’s conversion—“at the very beginning,” though they never resided there. “They did not buy as an investment…they bought to have this as their New York place, and things changed—they’re very sad to let it go,” Cashman clarified of the $9.995 million listing she shares with Sean Turner.
The unit’s 11-foot beamed ceilings are “the highest in the building, other than the penthouse,” Cashman told us, and the matte finish of the solid oak floors is from a custom stain and oil.
The kitchen is Bauhaus-inspired with white-painted wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances and white Calacatta countertops. “There’s nothing more impressive than a big slab of marble,” Cashman said and laughed.
The master suite is at the end of the hall, complete with a marble bathroom with mosaic floors, a soaking tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower. “Everyone builds out their own closets now,” Cashman said of the dressing room in the master. “It’ll be California closets, or something custom.”
The two additional bedrooms each have en-suite Carrera marble baths and walk-in closets, and a powder room is adjacent to a rather spacious laundry room.
“You can just see it filled with people and life happening here,” she continued, “family and friends or a full-blown cocktail party with people out on the terrace!” As lovely as the imagined soirée sounds, we would recommend removing the nearly all-white décor before inviting too many guests—or serving only clear liquids.