“Out of the Box” is a term often used when people dream about their renovation process. But at some point during the process, budget constraints and potential resale value questions force a change of heart.
Not here, however. Few apartments are as eye-popping as 4B/5B at 151 Wooster Street. Designed by world renowned designer Ken Fulk, this palatial loft spans 6,014 square feet, not an inch of which should be missed. Fulk mixes a rich palette of colors and creative zeal to create a bit of drama at each turn.
While we could have picked multiple rooms from this duplexed residence, we have descended upon this delicious kitchen as the newest edition of our “Rooms We Love” series. Who wouldn’t want to cook and hang here?
There is nothing ordinary about this kitchen, much less the apartment. One can almost hear the initial interview between the owner and the designer Fulk. Bold. Check. Fun. Check. Eclectic. Check. No one will ever leave this home without shaking their head in astonishment.
Let’s start with the bones. Eleven-foot tall barrel vaulted ceilings clad in red brick create an incomparable setting. Think catacombs without the darkness. The kitchen actually is part of an open great room (one of two great rooms) in this cavernous multi-level home. According to Fulk, the kitchen is part of the “country manor” portion of the home, where one can rest their elbow on the kitchen island or sip a morning coffee at the bistro style banquette.
Let’s move our eyes off the ceiling for a moment. In sharp contrast, the wide plank floors are painted a black and white checkerboard pattern. The floors, which add to the whimsy of the space, extend throughout the great room.
The entire north-facing wall of the room is anchored by powder blue cabinetry, extending from the walk-in pantry on one end to the banquette on the other end. A huge custom island provides endless counter space and extensive storage. The drawers, set in seven columns of three, each identical, is a bit hypnotizing. While the kitchen enjoys a suite of high end appliances, only the French style range and overhead hood are in view. Consider it a piece of art.
151 Wooster Street is a pre-war Beaux-Arts building located in the heart of SoHo between Prince Street and Houston Street. The condo offers eleven loft style apartments across eight floors.
The current asking price for this one-of-a-kind home is $17.99 million. That’s $2,992 per square foot.