Situated in the middle of one of Tribeca's preeminent streets, the one block between both of Leonard Street's landmark districts and strikingly close to some of Tribeca's best in class restaurants, boutique fitness, high end retail and prime subway access, you will find yourself in a fully finished home that transports you into your own private oasis. Accessed directly from your key-locked elevator, Residence 3 at 53 Leonard Street is a sprawling 4,050 sqft, full floor loft with rare 3 exposures throughout. Upon entering your home, you will walk through a grand front to back view of the apartment with windows on both ends as a gracious archway leads you from your foyer into the great room; featuring a wood-burning fireplace, double high ceilings, ice skating rink sized living and dining space. With seven oversized windows facing south and west, this room is bathed in sunlight throughout the day with spectacular views of Finn Square and Tribeca's historic landmark buildings. In the evenings this space is illuminated with a beautiful Ochre chandelier and precisely placed high hats to highlight your art collection. 8" wide French oak planks run through the entire apartment. Accessed via solid wood pocket doors, the media room offers a seperate space for relaxation and entertainment, with home theater surround sound speakers, custom milled cabinetry, and an elegantly hidden built-in office.
Adjacent to the great room, the kitchen will please the most discerning chef; features include Pietra Cardoza blue marble countertops, abundant Poggen Pohl custom cabinetry, and top-of-the line appliances, including a 48" 4-gas burner, double wide griddle, and dual oven professional Wolf range with external vented hood, pot filler, in drawer Wolf microwave, 48" Subzero refrigerator, a 160-bottle temperature-controlled Subzero wine refrigerator, Miele custom built in energy efficient dishwasher, and a Minta Touch Grohe Faucet. Just off the kitchen, there is additional storage and prep space in the butler's pantry/laundry room, with custom cabinetry, top of the line LG full size washer and dryer, a prep sink and matching Pietra Cordoza blue marble countertops.
Opposite the living space, and through the spacious central gallery, ideal for showcasing art, the primary suite is a sanctuary from city life. The suite features a cavernous sleeping area, custom built-in bookshelves, west and north facing windows, two separate dressing rooms with substantial closet space and a rare outdoor balcony with full irrigation, planters, teak decking and trellis wall where ivy blooms throughout the summer months, and grill. The windowed ensuite spa-like bathroom is clad in floor-to-ceiling white Statuary bookmatched marble slabs and features a double sink custom built vanity, glass-enclosed shower with DornBracht double head and rain shower, a beautiful Waterworks freestanding oval soaking tub, and radiant heat floors. Also located off the central gallery, a sizable secondary bedroom features two custom designed built-in bunk beds, a floor to ceiling bookshelf, a custom rock climbing wall, fully reinforced swing, thoughtful storage throughout, a matching custom closet dresser to that in the primary and a renovated ensuite full bathroom. A 3rd full bathroom is located at the top of the gallery, just to the side of the kitchen that has custom speakers, uniquely designed white and brown full marble slab shower and sink and a matching Toto toilet to those that exist in the other bathrooms.
Every inch of this home has been carefully considered and renovated to the highest standard. The fully integrated Crestron App allows you to adjust your Mitsubishi muli-zoned heating, cooling, humidification, hydronic baseboard heating, lighting, electronic Lutron blinds on all of your windows, throughout the home stereo system, and TVs whether you are at home or preparing for your arrival remotely. True loft-style construction offers ultimate flexibility should you desire additional sleeping quarters or an additional bathroom (please refer to alternate floorplans.)
51-53 Leonard Street is an important and historical pre-war dry goods and apparel building built in 1882 during the industrial boom of northern Tribeca and most recently altered in 2001, 51-53 Leonard Street is an incredibly well-managed, financially stable, boutique 8-unit condominium between Church Street and West Broadway in the heart of Tribeca. The building features low monthly common charges, a newly renovated lobby and elevator car, virtual doorman with 24 hour access and security surveillance, package room, entrance ramp, large private storage rooms for all homeowners, central air and Verizon Fios. Noteworthy updates include: building wide state of the air Mitsubishi City Multi heating and cooling electric heat pumps (2016), new roof (2017), recently completed safe Local Law 11 filing (2022), and integrated Fios building wide cables.
The north side of the building faces the New York Academy of Art, a landmark building originally designed by Benjamin Warner in 1861. The formation of the academy lists pop artist Andy Warhol as one of its key founders and funders. After Warhol died in 1987, he left a bequest to the academy, allowing it to purchase its Franklin Street headquarters in Tribeca. The south side of the building, sitting on Leonard Street, named after one of Tribeca's prominent land owners of 18th century Anthony Lispenard's sons Leonard, faces the New York Law School's main campus. This modern, 235,000 square foot facility was designed by Smith Group and BKSK Architects and is the first large-scale building to be completed in downtown Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, 2001.