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SoHo Townhouse Renting for $100K Per Month

By Patrick Hedlund | December 6, 2011 1:57pm
A townhouse on Lafayette Street in SoHo is renting for $100,000 per month, making it Manhattan's most expensive.
A townhouse on Lafayette Street in SoHo is renting for $100,000 per month, making it Manhattan's most expensive.
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Citi Habitats

MANHATTAN — Six figures will only secure you a month in this swanky SoHo pad.

A five-story Lafayette Street townhouse complete with an indoor pool, elevator and massive terrace recently went on the market with the eye-popping asking price of $100,000 a month.

The listing, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, marks the most expensive residential property currently available for rent in Manhattan.

"It’s the most unique property in all of New York," said broker Steve Halpern, of Citi Habitats, who's handling the listing. “It’s truly an architectural masterpiece."

The fully furnished three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom apartment — which includes a nearly 2,500-square-foot main room with lofty 23-foot ceilings, Halpern said — is owned by filmmaker Marcus Nispel, who's directed remakes of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Friday the 13th," the Journal reported.

The property will also rent for $20,000 a day or $50,000 a week, and once hosted a shoot for the 2008 Beyonce music video “Halo.”

"You rarely see something of this size and grandeur," Halpern said of the property, located near the corner of Kenmare Street. “It’s essentially taking what would be a traditional townhouse feel and multiplying with a loft feel.”

The current owners paid just $1.75 million for the space in 1996, when it was designated for warehouse use and housed an art gallery.

The property also includes a retractable movie screen, wood-burning fireplace and industrial chef's kitchen, according to the listing.