“This is what you call a great room,” Town Residential broker Danny Davis announced upon entering the first floor of the Textile Building duplex. We didn’t entirely disagree—the 40-by-20-foot living room and dining area included a gas fireplace that faces off-white and eggplant velvet sofas, with a full dining room table on the opposite side of the room.
When Cheryl Gold bought the condo at 66 Leonard Street two years ago, she intended to renovate it to her exact specifications. “I can’t live in anyone else’s space, and I’m a very visual person,” Ms. Gold informed the Observer. Sadly for Ms. Gold, just as she entered into the no-return stage of the renovation, she found out that her husband was being relocated, and thus she trudged on through the remodel before eventually deciding to list it for $5.68 million, as she found it too large to be a suitable pied-à-terre.
“The wall height was the most important thing to me, because of the big paintings,” Ms. Gold said as we looked up at the oversized artwork that adorned nearly every wall, up to the 13-foot ceilings.
“Everyone loves these colors,” Ms. Gold said proudly as we moved over to the open kitchen, done in shades of light gray. “This isn’t granite, by the way,” she added, pointing to the counter. “It’s something more expensive than granite—it’s like twice the price. It’s the next level after granite; it was so gorgeous to me.” (It was quartzite.)
The three bedrooms, each with en-suite closets, are on the second floor, reached by way of a modern, iron-and-wood staircase, or by its own entrance. Mr. Davis noted that two means of egress are a great amenity, especially “if little ones are sleeping in a stroller and you don’t want to get them out.”
“Or,” Ms. Gold interjected from downstairs, “if you’re traveling and have all of your luggage!”