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Three-Bedroom With Weird Layout And 36 Windows Asks $5.2M

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There's good news and bad news at this new-to-market 3BR/2.5BA 18th-floor corner unit at 270 Broadway, priced at $5.2 million. Pros: a sweet master suite with a giant dressing room and a Philippe Starck tub; an open living space with a sunny kitchen-dining area-living room progression; and 36 windows that face south, west, and north, capturing views in those directions. The building also has a communal roof deck. Cons: the floorplan is J-shaped?a moniker we just coined.

That means the entrance opens up into a foyer with the master suite immediately to the left, and one must amble down a long hallway, then through an open home office/media room that the broker claims could be converted into a bedroom (um, it's doorless, and in a high-traffic zone), then through the kitchen, and then through the dining area, before you get to a place where you can park your bum on a couch. The two other bedrooms are as far as could be from the master, which might not be ideal for young kids and helicopter parents. Its stated location in "Tribeca" is also questionable, given that it's right next to City Hall Park. Will the weird layout end up harkening the PriceChopper, or will space and light win out over inconvenience?

· Listing: 270 Broadway #18D [Stribling via StreetEasy]
· On The Market archives [Curbed]