Unbeknownst to most tourists crowding on to the steps of Federal Hall and snapping pics of the New York Stock Exchange, residents of 15 Broad Street are relaxing in the building's roof deck a few dozen feet above them, about level with the stock exchange's decorative pediment. The address has been transformed from a stuffy white shoe JP Morgan Bank to a family friendly residential building that has more style than the average warren of banker pads, according to The Wall Street Journal, with amenities like "a yoga and ballet room with the option to reserve private music lessons; a bowling lane and racquetball and basketball courts; and a children's playroom converted from a vault." The Journal's article profiles a residence that was initially a sterile white space, improved through the efforts of the owners—former Vogue publishers—so results may vary when it comes to making an apartment stylish and inviting in a building that uses a bank vault for a children's playroom. The 2BR/2BA apartment on the 34th floor is selling for under $2 million.
· Luxury Condo Banks on Financial District [WSJ]
· 15 Broad St., #3410 [Nestseekers via StreetEasy]