In Tribeca, at the site of the former NoMoore Bar, a couple is building quite the New York City dream pad—a 10,000 square foot home that spans a six-story modernist building on West Broadway and the interior of the former NoMoore Bar building on the corner of
North Nathaniel Moore. (The wife tells the Tribeca Trib, "It's crazy the square footage we're going to end up with, it's a lot. But we don't have to move to the suburbs now. It's our suburb.") A little more about the place:
The ground floor alone will house an entrance foyer, Sherri Schnall's art studio (she is a metal sculptor), a garage and loading dock for the studio, and two guest bedrooms. The second floor will be a 2,800- square-foot living, dining and kitchen area, recreation room and home theater. Over the living room are planned structural recessed skylights, bringing the outside into the living and rec rooms and creating an inner courtyard. Continuing upstairs: a study/library and kids playroom on the third floor; three children's rooms on the fourth (they plan to have more kids); a master bedroom suite on the fifth; and a gym on the sixth. The Schnalls are toying with the idea of putting a pool on the roof.
Whoa. One pesky problem: getting the whole thing past the Landmarks Committee, a member of which called the house plan "obscene." Doesn't phase the owner-to-be: "We're really humble, believe it or not."
· A Grand New Home For a Tribeca Corner [Tribeca Trib, photo by Carl Glassman]