A MANUFACTURING SITE GETS CONVERTED INTO A CELEB-WORTHY TOWNHOUSE The story behind 13 Harrison Street, like many of TriBeCa’s stylish, converted residences, starts with the neighborhood’s emergence as an industrial hub toward the end of the 19th century. While much of the Neo- Grec façade appears as it did back then, with original iron columns, wood-framed shop windows, and metal cornices, the interior of the five-story townhome has seen a total transformation. Along the way, the building, which is recognized as a designated landmark by New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission, has been everything from a manufacturing site of Jujyfruits candies to a former home of celebrity couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Built in 1887 and designed by prominent architectural firm D. & J. Jardine, the 24-foot-wide property was first owned by liquor merchant Alexander Halliday before being purchased by the Heide Candy Company in the mid-1900s. By the 1970s, however, TriBeCa’s industrial roots began to fade and SoHo’s artistic community gravitated to the neighborhood’s large lofts, forging the bohemian appeal that remains today. With that change, 13 Harrison Street itself was converted into a loft-style residence that stands unsurpassed in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after areas. Configured as two separate condominium apartments totaling approximately 11,842 square feet, a mixed-use duplex occupies the cellar and first floor, while the main residence is accessed via a separate entrance with a gracious entry foyer and elevator. Across 8,442 square feet of living space on the top four floors, natural light is the defining characteristic throughout, pouring in from oversized windows, skylights and solariums. On the second floor, an intimate master bedroom boasts a wood-burning fireplace, soundproof windows, a walk-in cedar closet with custom cabinetry, and a mirrored exercise studio. A dual shower and deep, freestanding soaking tub are found in the lavish bathroom. Also on this floor, a second en suite bedroom is outfitted in the bathroom with Carrara marble countertops, a soaking tub, and a rainfall shower with vintage fixtures. Comprised of four bedroom suites, a recreation room, and a full laundry room, the third floor exudes a boho-chic ambience with designer details. Both rear bedrooms are highlighted by charming exposed brick, large closets and oversized windows. The western bedroom at the front features a built-in desk and a full en suite Carrara marble bathroom with Waterworks fixtures, while the eastern bedroom enjoys ample light and affords flexible use as a library or home office. Designed as the epicenter of the home, the fourth floor holds a professional-grade kitchen, where natural light floods in through a skylight onto marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances. An open layout connects the cooking space to a spacious den with a wood-burning fireplace and sleek glass doors that lead to a south-facing planted terrace. Outdoor living continues on the top floor, where an atrium with a kitchenette gives way to two separate rooftop terraces. On the south terrace, a soaking pool provides the ultimate urban escape to laze about on long summer days before enjoying an al fresco dinner under the pergola on the north terrace. From the views of the low-rise neighborhood at the top, to the quiet cobblestone street that awaits at the bottom, the history of this seven-bedroom townhome is a perfect representation of TriBeCa’s past and present. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT 13 HARRISON STREET, visit luxuryportfolio.com and search Web ID: JMSD88. TAKEAWAYS PRICE | $19,995,000 SPACE | 11,842 sq. ft. | 1,600 sq. ft. outdoor living space HIGHLIGHTS: 7 bedrooms | 10 bathrooms | 3 wood-burning fireplaces 1 Set in a New York landmark, the space features its original iron columns and metal cornices. 2 Sunlight pours into the loft through oversized windows, skylights and solariums. 3 The historic home features a woodburning fireplace and custom cabinetry. 4 The sleek kitchen area hosts dual islands and modern touches. 5 The former candy factory features four bedrooms with spacious closets and oversized windows.
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