121 West 20th #4F rarely comes available. This pre-war condominium home is one of the very few authentic lofts remaining in Chelsea. From the minute you enter, you will be wowed by the grand proportions and sheer volume of the home. This 1,750 square foot duplex open plan space with two full baths measures over 32 feet wide with enormous 14-foot-tall windows, a space that easily flexes to one or even two bedrooms. You'll appreciate the authentic detail on the original iron columns, the gas fireplace, and the dramatic angular structure of the mezzanine level.<br> <br> An open chef's kitchen with enormous, u-shaped, poured cement countertops, has stainless appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and copious white lacquer cabinets, drawers and pantries. Both under-counter and recessed lighting showcase the space and a washer and dryer are hidden in a closet. The large breakfast bar flows seamlessly into the living area, facing the fireplace and the oversized south-facing windows, making it pleasant to cook and ideal for entertaining.<br> <br> The breathtaking main room is currently utilized as living and dining area to the west side and media and office areas on the east, separated by the dramatic floating, semi-spiral staircase. This great room is bathed in all-day southern light from the lofty windows. An exquisite full bathroom with antique door, mosaic floor accents and a jacuzzi tub create a spa-like feel on the main floor.<br> <br> The mezzanine level, open to below with wrought iron railings, has ceiling heights from 6'3" to 6'10" and a surprising amount of space and storage. It currently serves as a primary bedroom large enough for a king bed and plenty of furniture. Passing through an archway, you enter a spacious dressing area, an architecturally unique storage haven with built-in shelving and cabinetry. The roomy master bath in tumbled marble has a glass-enclosed standing shower and plenty of storage.<br> <br> Aside from the authentic details and the proportions, much of the beauty of this space is in its flexibility. Live in it as is - an open and airy nod to the cast iron warehouses of the past - or let it grow with you into a more traditional one or two-bedroom home. For some suggestions, please refer to the alternate plan.<br> <br> 121 West 20th Street condominium is a low-key, financially sound and well-run building with 5 stories and a lovely, recently renovated roof deck. A part-time doorman and super are at your service. Poised on the cusp of Chelsea and the Flatiron district, 121 West 20th Street is convenient to the historic Ladies' Mile shopping, and with Trader Joe's and Whole Foods just blocks away, you won't have to carry groceries far. Live in the midst of the top dining, parks, gyms and entertainment of both neighborhoods and adjacent to most major subway lines.
Listing courtesy of Corcoran Group.