Minsk Model Makes Good: Maryna Linchuk Buys in Nolita for $1.025 M.

Declared by French Vogue as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s, sultry Belarusian stringbean Maryna Linchuk looks poised to be walking catwalks around the world for years to come. However, the 22 year old, who has appeared in advertisements for everyone from Versace to Gap, has recently put down leggy, 5’11” roots in Manhattan, purchasing an apartment in Nolita, worlds away from her native Minsk but close to her New York-based DJ boyfriend, Salvatore Morale.

Ms. Linchuk bought the one-bedroom, with two baths, at a luxury loft house on Broome Street for $1.025 million—a bargain judging from the praise-dipped listing, which boasts, “this spacious, architecturally designed loft is ideally located in burgeoning Bowery Corridor at the crossroads of Nolita, SoHo, and the Lower East Side.”

A “generous master suite with custom Poliform walk-in closet” should give the beauty room for any samples she takes home from the catwalks. And the bathroom has heated floors, so she and her man won’t have to stay in that bathtub all winter. The whole apartment is equipped with an in-ceiling BandW 2-zone sound system—I have no idea what that means, but it sounds Avatar-ish and cutting edge—so Mr. Morale can do some home DJ-ing much to the thrill of the neighbors, I’m sure. For now the office/library can be Ms. Linchuk’s work crib, until, of course, the couple finds the need to furnish it with a baby crib.

cmalle@observer.com

Minsk Model Makes Good: Maryna Linchuk Buys in Nolita for $1.025 M.