Arts & Crafts style permeates a New York City triplex filled with Tony Awards – SURFACE
Known for his rarefied residential projects and chic boutiques for global luxury brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent, William Sofield has exhibited a dynamic range during a distinguished career in design. Unifying His Work is a fierce dedication to materiality and craftsmanship, both of which are prevalent in Broadway legend Nathan Lane’s idiosyncratic apartment in Tribeca, now on sale.
Housed inside the 1891 Merchants House building, a former Romanesque Renaissance warehouse built for the Merchants’ Refrigerating Company, the two-bedroom unit 35 North Moore St. is surrounded by movie posters and actor awards and pays homage to the 19th century Arts & Crafts movement which championed quality materials, utility and craftsmanship. The most striking example of this style is in the living room where a wood-burning fireplace and a brick hearth are leaned against a custom stone border with a tinny pattern.
Below we take a closer look at the property.
Description of the property: Located in the famous Merchant’s House Condominium on the coveted Gold Coast of Tribeca, designer William Sofield has applied his careful attention to detail to this 2 757-square foot house. Sofield transformed this loft-style residence into a living work of art by implementing unexpected materials creating a warm and elegant aesthetic.
The main level features a graceful open space with 15 foot high ceilings that comfortably accommodates the living room, dining room, kitchen and a cozy home entertainment alcove. Anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with a handcrafted stone framing and brick fireplace, this Arts & Crafts-style residence displays Sofield’s dedication to craftsmanship and ingenuity. A large spiral staircase leads to the master suite with a five piece bathroom including a steam shower. The lower level of the triplex houses a secondary bedroom providing complete privacy for guests, children or a full-time workspace.
Inspiration: William Sofield is known for a holistic approach to design that encompasses the demands of life and a response to it. The materials and architectural details are inspired by the context of the project with particular attention to the function and personality of the owner. It creates high-end designer sanctuaries with an inviting feel.
Outstanding Features: The triplex layout and the volume of the space with separation of entertainment, working and sleeping areas create a feeling of privacy and give the impression of being in a home. Some highlights include the brick fireplace and handcrafted stone fireplace with Arts & Crafts style pattern, custom designed chandelier, grand spiral staircase connecting the entertainment area to the master suite, original brick columns and wrapped beams. The fireplace and the setting create a warm and inviting atmosphere that dictates the palette of the entire space. The high ceilings and the open layout of the ground floor create an impression of volume and grandeur.
District: Surrounded by the world famous quality of life of Tribeca, this home is in the center of phenomenal shopping, dining and nightlife, including The Odeon, Frenchette, Mr. Chow and Locanda Verde. Tribeca Whole Foods, Target, Brookfield Place and the Westfield World Trade Center are close by, and you’ll never run out of outdoor or recreational space with charming Duane Park, Washington Market Park and the sprawling Hudson River Park just steps away. city blocks.
The house without furniture is priced at $ 4.65 million. Listing agents are Mary Ellen Cashman and Leslie Davidson of Compass.