Not quite sure what loft-like means? It’s a vague term, we admit, and we’ve seen it used in all kinds of unexpected settings. A modern condo in Downtown Brooklyn with industrial, chic decor can be described as loft-like. So, too can a Chelsea co-op that just happens to have high ceilings and an open floor plan. Got a place with big windows and industrial feel? Hey, that can be loft-like too!
This $379K studio at 175 Rivington Street is described as loft-like, but not because it’s got a large open-floor plan, beamed ceilings or occupies a former warehouse. Measuring in at just 325-square feet, the co-op is actually in a former tenement building – a building type not usually known for high-ceilings or big windows – and offers a loft bed. Ta-da! Loft-like it is!
While it may not offer the typical characteristics of a loft-like listing, this place is more like a studio with an adult bunk-bed. It’s got an impressively efficient layout – despite its tiny square-footage – and combines sleek design choices and old-school charm. Think big windows offering plenty of south- and east-facing light, a firescape with some classic views of the LES in all its grit and glory and beautiful, wide-planked flooring.
This little piece of the LES is on Rivington right off Clinton in the epicenter of the neighborhood’s historic tenement buildings, bodegas and bars. It could all be yours if you don’t mind a five-floor walk-up and living in about 325 square feet.