Now this is a Tuesday Townhouse. It's got a wacky history, quirky decor, and a sizable ask of $22 million?plus, it was the filming location for the tenth season of The Real World, after which the owner opened it up for other film and photo shoots and events. The space is divided into several units, according to the brokerbabble, including a triplex with a 40-foot atrium, a solarium, and a roof garden; a floor-through apartment and a separate studio below; and commercial space on the ground floor, with a "prohibition-style" speakeasy "well known in event circles and constantly rented." And that's just the present-day use of the space.
The building began life as a townhouse ("for the family of a sash maker," says the brokerbabble), and then it became a general store, and, in the 1930s, a chorizo sausage factory and import/export business. The current owner bought the building in 1992 and converted it into the space you see above. As for the design:
Whenever possible the original historical elements of the building have been preserved; old floorboards cleaned and treated and reused, beams and brick left exposed. In some cases it was necessary to get creative; the concrete of the "new" fireplace was rubbed by hand with coffee and mustard to give it an aged-by-time feel.The building is a never-ending labor of love for the owner, and for this reason it is full of fantasy, romance and imagination. And some aesthetic confusion, but that's all part of the fun.
· Listing: 632 Hudson Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· On the Market: The 2nd NYC Real World Pad [Curbed]