Nolita’s Police Building is best known for its lovely architecture, its extravagant and/or starchitect-designed apartments, and its celebrity residents, but the landmarked structure at 240 Centre Street is also home to more modest dwellings. (Well, inasmuch as condos in Nolita can be considered “modest” these days.) One such apartment, a two-bedroom duplex, is now on the market for $2.8 million.
The space would be perfect for someone with an extensive collection of books: Both the large living room, which has 15-foot ceilings, and the spacious master bedroom have floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, the sort that actually require a rolling ladder to access. A spiral staircase leads to the second bedroom, which is situated within a lofted space that has its own bathroom.
Other features of the charming apartment include a small but functional kitchen with new appliances (including a garbage disposal!), plenty of closet space, and a washer/dryer.