At one point in time, the building at 136 Baxter Street was used for horse stables for the NYPD’s old Beaux Arts police headquarters; later, it was converted into a manufacturing warehouse. But after a revamp, the building is now home to condos, including a chic, industrial one-bedroom that just hit the market for a not-insignificant $3.45 million.
The 1,750-square-foot Chinatown apartment is covered in luxe details, from the pine ceilings with rustic timber beams and original cast iron columns to the vast swathes of exposed white brick and the 12 custom steel-framed tilt-and-turn windows.
The open corner living/dining area is striking in scale—by any definition, the room is enormous—and is ideal both for entertaining (it seats 16) and, apparently, abundant space for art. The kitchen, meanwhile, is so sleekly minimal it’s practically a functional Rauschenberg, and the spacious bedroom has a walk-in closet big enough to be your own personal Brooks Brothers. The master bathroom is covered in limestone and glass, and also has a towel warmer.
One of only a handful of units at the Grand Machinery Exchange, the fully loaded condo comes with temperature controlled heat, dual-zoned central AC, a deeded storage area, and, most notably, the listing brags, a full-time resident manager who has been profiled in the Times.