“You must step into the living room and experience these ceilings,” Stribling broker Pamela D’Arc declared from the entryway of a sixth-floor condo at 1 Bond Street.
Indeed, at 17 feet high, they are quite impressive with a skylight and original wood beams in the center of the room.
“It’s just a really unique space,” D’Arc said of her $6.2 million, 2,500-square-foot Noho listing, as we turned our attention away from the zebra head in the middle of the built-in, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
“She [the owner] really blended the old and the new,” D’Arc said, leading us into the massive walk-in pantry, where glass cabinets displayed traditional china. They did in fact contrast with the black lacquer cabinets and granite countertops in the open kitchen; so did a mirrored column with the painted-white wood floors.
“Her designer has very interesting taste,” D’Arc said, passing by the full guest bath (conservative subway tile walls and Carrara marble floors) and stepping into a downstairs room bedecked in blue-and-green-printed wallpaper, currently in use as a nursery for visiting grandchildren.
White wooden steps lead up to the mezzanine, which is currently set up as a workspace with a single desk overlooking the space below.
Paisley fabric walls in a guest bedroom match the ruched material on the ceiling, as well as the upholstered bed. “It’s very whimsical,” D’Arc noted.
In comparison to the guest rooms, the light blue, carpeted master suite is relatively neutral with a limestone master bath and a step up to a walk-in closet-cum-dressing room. Three arched windows in the room look out at living space below, though D’Arc pointed out that they also could be closed off .
“It’s done with a lot of style,” D’Arc noted as we prepared to leave, adding, perhaps unnecessarily, “it’s a very one-of-a-kind space. It’s for somebody who wants the antithesis of cookie cutter.”