For $3.85M, You Can Live in the Cast-Iron ‘Grand Street Museum’ Building

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 at 6:04 am by
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When 345 Grand Street was erected in 1887, its function was strictly entertainment. “The Grand,” as it became known, hosted five floors of circus-like attractions, from theater to museums of curiosities, and even a menagerie. (A dancehall and rumored brothel also occupied the premises decades later)

127 years on, this cast-iron landmark is the “Grand Digs Condominium,” luxury living composed of multi-million-dollar condos. The conversion transpired on April 8, 2003, according to the New York City Register. And now one of the highly-sought loft units (#2) just became available on the open market for $3.85 million.

Sotheby’s has the listing. The sprawling 2,349 square-foot pad comes equipped with two bedrooms (including master suite) and two bathrooms, fireplace, and elevator that opens into the apartment. Moreover, the floor plan illustrates that there’s plenty of room for your baby grand piano, so you needn’t worry.

A key-locked elevator opens directly into the dramatically scaled living space, with 11’ ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace and 40′ wall of enormous light-filled windows. This home offers a mix of modern design and 19th century loft architecture. The floor plan is ideal for both comfortable living and grand entertaining, with open living, dining, and kitchen areas flowing seamlessly together. A row of ornate cast-iron columns original to the loft enhances the character of the space. The open chef’s kitchen features granite counters, professional Sub-Zero refrigerator, 8-burner Wolf double stove, and teak wood cabinets. Matching custom teak cabinetry offers extensive storage throughout the home.

Again, it’ll only cost you $3.85 million.

The property last changed hands in 2012 for $4 million, according to Streeteasy.

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Photo: Sotheby’s

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