Have you ever thought about unplugging and sleeping under the stars for a night? We know just the place. It’s surrounded by mature pine trees, beach grass, lavender, and bayberry bushes. No, it’s not the Hamptons. You’re on a rooftop in the Lower East Side.
Well, it’s not just any rooftop, It’s Penthouse 6 at 193 Eldridge Street and it’s the latest edition of “Outdoor Spaces We Love.”
193 Eldridge is a corner pre-war building that was converted to condominium ownership in 1988. The building, once a dance hall, rises six floors and contains just five floor-through loft-style apartments. We assure you that the waves of immigrants that descended upon this neighborhood could have never imagined this level of luxury.
This exquisite private outdoor space measures some 1,300 square feet while offering 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline. Yes, we said wow too. The sculpted stairs that lead from the apartment practically float as they climb toward the roof.
Brazilaian Ipe wood decking runs throughout this one of a kind space. It’s a wood that’s known for its softness so feel free to go barefoot if you prefer. We soon realize that the designer must have had a strong working knowledge of the art of lounging because the seating, day beds, and tables are seamlessly integrated into the space. It has a flawless look; everything is just where it’s supposed to be.
Picking just one favorite feature from all this greatness is close to impossible. Everything is great here. The shrubs, grass, and trees distract you in the best possible sense. If it wasn’t for the city sounds six floors below one would forget that they were in Manhattan.
The pergola-covered dining table is another wonderful feature. Just think about the card games, mojito parties and BBQ dinners one could have. A couple steps away, a Lynx gas grill and outdoor kitchen awaits.
There are no buildings or structures blocking the sun so you’ll get the best exposure possible. Be sure to bring your sunblock.
Penthouse 6 at 193 Eldridge Street is a one-bedroom full-floor loft measuring some 1,300 square feet. The sun splashed space features 10-foot beamed ceilings, sound-insulated windows, oak strip floors and white washed brick walls. There is an oversized windowed bath with double sinks, stall shower and a vented washer/dryer. The open chef’s kitchen boasts a large floating island with polished concrete counters and a top-of-the-line appliance package.
This dramatic Lower East Side residence is currently under contract. It was introduced to market in mid-May at $2.495 million and was under contract in less than 30 days. The home is being represented by Eddie Tawil of Cocoran. To learn more or to just take a voyeuristic peek please visit Linecity.com