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Union Square Loft With A Peculiar Shower Room Wants $5M

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There are a lot of things to love about the 3,000-square-foot loft at 840 Broadway near Union Square that just hit the market for $4.95 million: the exposed brick, the huge and plentiful windows, the high ceilings, the hardwood floors, the candle chandelier. But there are also a lot of things that are difficult to understand. Why is the foyer a round room that kind of looks like a dungeon? Why is the master bedroom covered in a shimmery teal color? Why is there an elevated shower room? Is that a roll-down door? Why is the doorway circular? Aren't those marble steps a slippery, post-bathing hazard? And most importantly: why do we want this so much?

The apartment first listed, as a for sale by owner, in January 2014 for $5.8 million, but clearly flying solo wasn't working out, so the owner decided to hire Douglas Elliman. The circular entrance and special shower were not pictured in the last go-round, so things have already greatly improved.

· Rare FSBO Co-op With Exposed Brick, Columns Asks $5.8M [Curbed]
· Listing: 840 Broadway, #6THFL [Elliman via StreetEasy]