Embedded within the gorgeous Beaux-Arts stylings of the landmarked Bank Building, this one-of-a-kind 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom duplex loft is a contemporary expression of tranquility and effortless living. The space was devised by, and for, renowned international designer, Tui Pranich. Highly customized, the home is a paradigm of Tui’s belief that good design takes into account not only the aesthetics, but how life within that space will actually be lived. The home features a lovely, south-facing garden terrace as well as a blend of sustainable and luxury materials that include bamboo, concrete, and venetian plaster.
The combined living and dining space stretches 44-ft and is bookended by the home’s serene 225 sq. ft. garden terrace and one of the building’s original arched windows that soars nearly 17 feet in height and takes up the entirety of the north-facing wall. Overlooking the dining area is an open-concept chef’s kitchen that features a stainless steel countertop and backsplash, bamboo cabinetry, a concrete-topped eat-in island, and a suite of luxury appliances. Off the living room lies a spacious bedroom that has its own closet space and direct access to the garden. Finishing the lower level are a large full bathroom, a trio of roomy custom closets, and an office space that can be completely closed off.
The upper level of the home is occupied entirely by the master suite. Open to the dining room below, the space cleverly utilizes the natural light from the arched window while maintaining a comfortable degree of privacy. The bedroom is complete with a spacious dressing area equipped with extra closets and the open master bath features dual-vanity sinks, a concrete countertop, an intricate tile backsplash, bamboo drawers, and a massive walk-in shower.
Located at the nexus of the West Village, the Meatpacking District, and Chelsea, the Bank Building is a 6-story boutique condominium that was built in 1907 and was once the County National Bank. Converted into 10 separate units, the building has kept its Beaux-Arts exterior as well as its original antique steel vault, which is visible in the lobby. It is close to several subway lines and is surrounded by high-end restaurants, cafes as well as is steps away from the Whitney Museum, The High Line, and Barneys. For needed convenience, the building has a full-time super and a part-time doorman.