My So-Called Loft


Just arrived on the Corcoran website is an $11 million listing that some might say is the ‘most fantastic New York City HIDEAWAY you will ever see!'” We didn’t say that, mind you.

For anyone still sorting out their 90’s teen angst, actress (and Soho native) Claire Danes resides just downstairs in this luxury condominium, which was formerly three 19th century cast-iron factory buildings. The 4,848-square-foot apartment includes three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. (However, there’s an extensive description with the listing.)

While not as rowdy as nearby 30 Crosby, this Soho building has had other big name tenants, including Billy Corgan. Unfortunately, Mr. Corgan sold his $3.81 million loft–two floors down from this one–in May 2005, as reported in The Observer.

There was one other thing that struck us: the listing mentions that it was designed by Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam. Indeed, Ms. Dubbledam told The Real Esate that she designed the space for developer Jonathan Carroll–who have since moved out to Brooklyn. (A few years after designing the apartment, the two would later work together on a residential project). Using a variety of materials, Ms. Dubbledam conceived a “set of overlapping zones” for the Mr. Carroll’s spacious loft.

Corcoran broker Meris Blumstein did not returns calls for comment.

Michael Calderone My So-Called Loft