Despite a sexy Deborah Burke renovation that left pristine white walls and minimalist furnishings, this 4,200-square-foot loft in the New Museum Building seems oddly outfitted for a family. The back bedroom has been converted into a pair of small sleeping rooms fit for children and the front room is currently used as an office. The 59-foot living room looks even larger thanks to the minimal furnishings and the whole place, according to the brokerbabble, "utilizes just 6 materials (walnut, oak, white-colored glass, plaster, stainless steel, and Manhattan black schist, a dark, garnet-flecked stone)." This loft takes the minimalist thing seriously, with electrical outlets hidden under removable floorboards and light switches of sleek metallic slivers. Whether all this is worth $8.4M is still up for debate, but the case is advanced by its location in one of Soho's most desirable loft buildings, complete with doorman.
· 158 Mercer Street, 7M [Elliman]