Here's an architecturally-appealing use for $75,000/month: the new-to-market townhouse at 6 West 9th Street. The 9,000-square-foot place was designed by Timothy Barry and SPaN architects, and the listing bills it as a minimalist "modernist masterpiece." We'll leave it up to potential renters to classify it as a masterpiece, but the listing pics do convey a minimalist feel. The brokerbabble? Maybe not so much:
The study of light begins as you step across the Jacomo glass hallway, which extends though each floor of this magnificent home and invites you to defy gravity. Even more impressive is the free-standing elevator clad in cashmere grey mist granite that rises 65-feet and is wrapped by a floating sculptural origami steel staircase. A floor-to-ceiling glass atrium provides beautiful light and pulls you into a large entertaining space that leads to Manhattan's most magnificent kitchen - an enormous sky-lit extension which is a house unto itself.
Ascend the sculptural staircase to the home's second floor, where you'll find spacious front and rear parlors that offer sleek modern fireplaces and high coffered ceilings with soft coved lighting. The front parlor is ideal for entertaining guests with its custom wet bar and chic powder room?.The luxury continues on the lower level, where you will find a full screening room with surround sound, wine storage room, gym with bathroom, and an enormous staff kitchen replete with 2 washers and dryers, a dog grooming room and a dumb-waiter that services the entertaining floors. The house is ultra-energy efficient and run with the most cutting-edge systems including radiant heated flooring and filtered air throughout. Here's the floorplan >>
· Listing: Modernist Masterpiece [Halstead]