By Daniel J. Bollinger

Within walking distance to nearly every major subway line and some of the city’s finest shopping is 87 Leonard Street, located in Tribeca. This is the building that other developments in Tribeca should be judged by. In a landmarked cast-iron building over 150 years old this building boasts a landmarked façade, cast-iron Corinthian columns, and oversized windows. The inside is modern and custom-designed finished with state-of-the-art technology. It is a boutique offering with only seven total units. There are only three units left in this building. Two triplex penthouses and a three-level maisonette. All of the details in these residences are outstanding: From the technology of radiant floor heating with smart wired multi-zoned air conditioning to the design of the custom bathrooms and kitchens.

There is more than enough space in all of these units. Three floors provide for playrooms, screening rooms, entertainment centers, billiards’ room, lots of bedrooms, walk-in closets, and much more. The oversized landmarked windows have been restored and combined with 17-foot ceiling heights which provide an extraordinary amount of light. The living spaces are open layouts with kitchens, dens, and dining areas that are grandeur in terms of size. Every detail is of the finest quality, including nickel-plated hardware, custom vanities, herringbone-patterned floors, unique tiling choices, and industrial-themed sconces and venting hoods. The two showcases that exemplify the outstanding design and construction of these units are the kitchens and master baths.

You’ll find Waterworks fixtures and fittings along with a wet room (with steam shower and thermostatic shower set), a 70-inch Waterworks free-standing tub, custom-designed vanity with antique brass legs and wood drawers. Not to be overlooked are the Restoration Hardware medicine cabinets with polished nickel frames. It is all encased with Jolie Grey honed herringbone mosaic tile floors with Calacatta Gold marble borders, and Calacatta Gold walls. The tub area is gorgeous with a two-tier tiled niche. It is framed out like a painting and makes a grand statement. The hues of the metal frames on sconces, medicine cabinet borders, and pulls all harken with industrial tones which match the industrial roots of Tribeca. The secondary baths and powder rooms also have many impressive design details including polished nickel features, more custom vanities, Waterworks features, and antique mirrors. The white ceramic penny round tile floors and basket weave mosaic tile floors with Zeus and Dolomite marble are also notable.

The kitchens are masterpieces. Stainless steel appliances including Sub-Zero refrigerator with glass door, Sub-Zero full-height wine refrigerator, Wolf six-burner plus griddle gas range, and Miele dual 24-inch dishwasher encased in integrated paneling. The vented hood ranges are all custom designed—black with ribboned stainless steel with rivets highlighting the industrial design theme. You’ll also admire the handmade backsplash in subway tile-like design. The upper cabinets feature a mix of wood doors with warm weathered textures and fitted laminated wire glass in burnished steel frames. The island is two tone: the kitchen side is honed Statuary marble slab with a 30-inch under-mounted sink and Kohler Matte Black fixtures while the eat-in side has a Honed Prada Black marble slab countertop. The seamless combination of these two materials is beautiful and unique. I have not seen this in any NYC kitchen before. The three sconces above are industrial themed. Combine all of these elements of weathered textured wood doors, stainless steel appliances, and black & white, and you have an entirely unique kitchen design and one that captures the essence of old industrial Tribeca fabulously. This is an award-worthy kitchen design.

This address is certainly one of Tribeca’s most premier boutique offerings. There is an enormous array of great design and state of the art technology in these units. The mantles on the gas burning fireplace and the Mitsubishi home control system are examples. It is another quality project brought to us by Ben Shaoul of Magnum Real Estate Group. It blends historical authenticity with contemporary living. If there was ever a project that I would love to show a client to highlight Tribeca, NYC, great design, and the best craftsmanship—this is it. CORE Group Marketing has the exclusive sales for this project.

For more information on 87 Leonard Street, please visit: 87leonardstreet.com

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