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$4.45M West Village Apartment Boasts SoHo-Style Loft Space

By Andrea Swalec | March 11, 2013 6:38am

MANHATTAN — The open floor-plan screams SoHo, but the address is all Village.

A recently listed two-bedroom co-op in the West Village offers the plentiful sunlight and huge blank space of high-end SoHo real estate, combined with the historic charm of the West Village, according to the exclusive broker for the second-floor luxury unit at 59 Barrow St.

"This is a real loft in the most coveted area of the West Village," Susan Silverman of Warburg Realty said. "These don't come up very often."

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor-through listed at $4.45 million with monthly maintenance of $3,105 features oversized north- and south-facing windows and countless details created by interior designer Nick Dine.

With a white lacquered ceiling, globe light fixtures and abundant built-in shelving units, the loft gives its future owner a head start toward creating a beautiful home with room for everything.

"It's so beautiful finished and everything is just so thoughtfully created," said Silverman, who first showed the home on Feb. 25. "[Dine] didn't leave one thing out."

The kitchen has stainless steel and dark wood surfaces. A nearby dining area features an L-shaped banquette.

The master bedroom has built-in bookshelves and side tables on either side of where the bed will go, plus a walk-in closet with ample storage space.

The apartment is located in a quiet four-story building that was formerly home to the theater of late puppeteer Bil Baird, who died in 1987. The building now has four residential units, which use a key-operated elevator.

Silverman said the unit is an example of the loft perfected, with connected yet distinct living areas that are beautiful day and night.

"The whole point of a well-designed loft is you can sit in it at any time of day and say wow it looks great," she said.