Architect Rafi Elbaz is looking to sell his spacious Williamsburg loft at The Esquire Building for $5.5 million. The duplex home is part of the former Esquire Shoe Polish Company building at 330 Wythe Avenue, which was converted into condos in 2000.
Elbaz’s apartment spans 2,600 square feet, and features four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Among the standout features of the home are the large windows on both levels that offer views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the East River, and the Manhattan skyline.
The apartment opens up on the lower level, which features the kitchen, the dining area, two bedrooms, and a spacious living room which has a double height, 18-foot-tall ceiling. Also on this floor is a terrace, which looks out onto the East River.
The master bedroom, along with the fourth bedroom take up most of the upper level. Also located on this floor are a bathroom, a large walk-in closet, and a laundry room. Aside from all of that, some other notable features of the home include the Peruvian walnut flooring, and the reclaimed Indonesian teak flooring in the master bathroom.
We last wrote about this apartment in November 2015, when Elbaz was originally considering selling it for $6M. But he never ended up listing the home, and this is now the first time this apartment has come on the market since the building’s condo conversion nearly two decades ago.
Residents in the Esquire building also have access to a rooftop terrace, a composting center, and free cable and internet. The monthlies on this unit run relatively low at $835, but the tax abatement is set to expire next year so they will likely rise.