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Unusual Gramercy triplex in a former ice cream factory asks $949,000

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An industrial-chic fishbowl with Manhattan views

Entryway and second floor of a triplex at The Penny Lane

The listing for this two-bedroom triplex promises an apartment “like no other,” and that … is not an overstatement. Conveniently, Elliman offers a video tour of the place, because pictures alone cannot quite capture what is going on here. So many staircases! So many levels!

Accessible via two separate entrances—one public, one private—the straight-forward first level houses a kitchen, the renovated bathroom, and two different staircases leading up to the second story, which has a large living room. Above that is a split-level third floor: the lower part is dedicated to the second bedroom and a hallway/office/gallery space, while the raised part holds the master. Or at least, that’s the current arrangement—as the listing notes, there are “many different spacial options.”

Priced at $949,000, the abode also boasts plenty of appealing details: a barrel-vaulted ceiling, industrial-chic iron beams, vast expanses of exposed brick. Also, tempered glass-paneled railings, which give each level a modern, fishbowl-inspired sort of look.

Located in a former ice cream factory, the elevator building offers a shared landscaped roof deck with picturesque views of Lower Manhattan, shared laundry on every floor, and, best of all (?), one of the city’s most extensive recycling rooms. Cats, guarantors, and co-purchasers are allowed; dogs, sadly, are verboten.