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Stunning Tribeca penthouse with skylight-topped rotunda seeks $14.8M

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The apartment in the American Thread Building retains many of its 19th-century details

Photos: Will Ellis of Donna Dotan

An art-filled Tribeca condo in one of the neighborhood’s historic buildings has listed for $14.8 million, and for that price, it comes with some truly unique and striking design elements.

Chief among them is the apartment’s rotunda, which is topped with a beautiful stained glass skylight, and features its own wet bar and 25-foot ceilings. According to a profile of the space by Architectural Digest, in the 1970s, “artists had infiltrated the lofts, among them an aerial dance troupe that rehearsed in the rotunda, dangling from hefty cables that crisscrossed the magnificent room.”

The AD piece notes that its current owners are “an art collector and his partner, a rancher turned fashion executive.” That explains the large-scale pieces found throughout the space, including a Banks Violette sculpture of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s number, 88, and a Jenny Holzer piece that sits atop a piano.

Other prewar details can be found throughout, from the moldings and wood-burning fireplace in the enormous great room, to the oak paneling and mosaic tile floor in the rotunda. But there are plenty of modern additions, too: The space was redesigned by Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios, who updated the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms (there are two) around the so-called “historic core” of the apartment. There’s also central air and a Crestron AV system.

This singular condo at 260 West Broadway is listed with Corcoran’s Carrie Chiang, Loy Carlos, and Andres Perea-Garzon.