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Which spacious Soho loft would you drop $3M on?

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It’s industrial-chic vs. ‘Zen appeal’ in this deathmatch

Imagine you have $3 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two Soho lofts. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: You shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

↓ First up is an industrial loft on Greene Street between Prince and Spring streets. The brokerbabble says it was “spectacularly customized,” which could be a good or a bad thing depending on how you feel about open shelving and a minimalist aesthetic. There’s just one bedroom, which has its own “dressing area” and a master bath; the sleek kitchen was designed by British architect John Pawson, and features high-end appliances. It’s asking $3.1 million, and maintenance is $3,200/month. [Floorplan]

↓ Or there’s this renovated loft on Thompson Street between Canal and Grand streets, which has a markedly different aesthetic—it’s still minimal, but in more of a serene way. (Or, as the listing puts it, it has “Zen appeal.”) It’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, also with a custom chef’s kitchen and open shelving. There’s less exposed brick, and more wood trim; the master bath, meanwhile, has a big soaking tub and a sort of rustic vibe going for it. This place is asking $2.995 million, with maintenance at $2,200/month. [Floorplan]

Poll

Which Soho loft would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Industrial-chic on Greene Street
    (392 votes)
  • 43%
    Serene space on Thompson Street
    (298 votes)
690 votes total Vote Now