Art Deco Cool in Historic Soho – 459 West Broadway, 4-S

By Linecity, May 4, 2020

Trendy SoHo has never been short on eye-popping lofts. But even those who’ve seen the best of the neighborhood will pause at the sight of 4-S in 459 West Broadway. Designed by the architectural firm Case Development and decorated by the interior design firm Steffen Design Studios, this is a home that’s been made to dazzle.  And dazzle it does. 

459 West Broadway is a landmarked turn-of-the century six-story loft building located within the Soho Cast Iron Historic District.  This co-op is home to just eleven residences, each one north of 3000 square feet.  Apartment 4-S measures approximately 3150 square feet and offers three full bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  A keyed elevator, which opens directly into these sprawling homes, provides security and convenience.

The sophistication and swank of art-deco cool wafts through every nook of this sensational loft.   The combination of architectural elements, both old and new, premium finishes and opulent furnishings make this designer apartment worthy of any magazine cover.  A star-studded soiree could break out in this home, full with roaring twenties showgirls, and the loft itself would probably steal the show.

Upon passing through the entry foyer, one is greeted by the great room, a cavernous space that extends more than 60 feet in length and encompases both the dining room and library.      The focal point of the sun-splashed living area is the magnificent book-matched Kenya Black marble fireplace.  Exposed brick, cast iron columns and tall beamed ceilings reminds you of the building’s past.  Complemented by custom mahogany millwork, including a one-of-a-kind floor-to-ceiling bookcase, designer lighting and high gloss herringbone floors, the great room delivers a full menu of pizzazz. 

The kitchen is the heart of the home.  The pulsating heart I might add.  The open design spills out into the great room and welcomes you in with its oversized marble island.   The combination of high-end materials and art-deco touches create a wondrous impression of style and sophistication.  The appliance package, which includes a Sub-Zero Pro-48 Glass Door refrigerator, is second to none.  A separate butler’s pantry/beverage zone with refrigerated drawers and a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator would itself suffice for a stand alone kitchen in many a New York apartment.

But this home isn’t just grandeur and glamour, it also hides a few curious surprises. Just beyond the dining area there is the custom bookcase wall that’s hiding a little secret. With a slight push, the bookcase rolls back to reveal a private fitness studio with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and rubber flooring.  Roll the bookcase back in place and you’ll find a built in office nook. 

The sumptuous master suite leaves nothing behind.   Much like the great room, the suite has been designed with a spectrum of materials that complement and astound.  There is a fireplace across from the master bed with a travertine surround, walls of exposed brick and oversized windows that bathe the room in sunlight.  But the suite offers far more than a place to rest; luxuriate as you will. Walk through the dressing room with its floor-to-ceiling mahogany closets and select your poison:  the private gym or the spa-style bath.

If you’re in the mood to pamper yourself, the master bath offers an array of allurements.    Adorned with multiple types of stone and augmented with mahogany detailing, the bathroom invites you to indulge.  Take your time because in this bathroom space, time hopefully stands still.  The oversized shower sparkles with a combination of marble and mother of pearl stone while offering an assortment of body sprays and a steam shower system with an aromatic function.  If bathing is your thing, just slink on into the canopied soaking tub at the end of your in-house workout.  Separate his and her vanities and a private water closet complete the set.

There are two other bedrooms, the second of which also serves as a private den or guest suite. This room has an art-deco inspired curved glass entry that juts out into the great room.  The two bedrooms share a bath, accessible from both rooms.  No different than the rest of the home, the bathroom sparkles with the combination of different stones and materials.  It’s so glam, it’s hard to imagine any guest not extending their welcome.  A half bath, no less opulent, sits off the entry foyer. 

And as an extra amenity, the apartment comes with an additional 300 square-feet of private basement storage.  While the building is short on common amenities, all of the finest that Soho has to offer is right outside your front door.   

This spectacular home is available both for sale and for rent through Connor Ramage and Charlie Attias at Compass.  The sale price is $5,995,000 (about $1900 per square foot) while the rental ask is $22,000 per month.  Should you wish to learn more about this glorious loft, please visit