In addition to galleries, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, SoHo is widely known for its impressive cast-iron architecture. Some 250 buildings in the neighborhood boast this distinctive style—considered the largest assemblage of cast-iron architecture in the world—and the district is included on the National Register of Historic Places. The special nature of cast iron afforded early buildings in this neighborhood windows with considerable height, allowing interior spaces to be filled with light.
Lofty, Light-Filled Living in Soho
This 4,764-square-foot home—which occupies an entire floor of a stately building on a Belgian-block-paved street in this landmarked part of the city—continues the tradition of sunlight-flooded spaces and soaring ceiling heights while adding a contemporary panache.
New York, New York | Chris Poore & Eyal Dagan, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
The heart of the residence is an open, fluid, and decidedly modern space with living, dining, and kitchen areas; a dramatic floor-to-ceiling wood-burning slate fireplace; and a multiple arched oversized window creating a gloriously sunny ambience. Wide-plank hardwood flooring, sliding doors crafted from reclaimed wood, and French walnut cabinetry impart a welcoming vintage warmth. The kitchen has been thoughtfully appointed to the most exacting of standards for the 21st-century gourmand, with a range, oven, and microwave from Wolf; a Sub-Zero refrigerator; a Miele dishwasher; a wine chiller; Crema Royal countertops; and thoughtfully positioned artful pendant lighting. The library or media room is designed for more cozy, casual private relaxation, while an office accommodates moments of quiet concentration.
The three bedrooms, too, are characterized by the voluminous, airy feel rendered by tall ceilings and walls of windows. The master suite also boasts modern luxuries, including a soaking tub from the Zuma Collection, heated limestone floors, and a heated towel rack. A loggia off the bedroom faces west and allows for stylish outdoor enjoyment. In addition to custom cabinetry and plentiful closets throughout—including two walk-ins in the master suite—the residence benefits from two auxiliary storage rooms. The home enjoys the ease and security of a keyed elevator.