The Wall Street JournalCANDACE TAYLOR
Oct. 22, 2015
In Tribeca, a townhouse and a one-bedroom connected by a bridge over Staple Street go on the market
A three-story townhouse and a one bedroom apartment connected by Manhattan’s Staple Street sky bridge are listing altogether for $50 million.
Bridge excluded, the unusual Tribeca home offers about 6,300 square feet of living space, according to real-estate agent Kaptan Unugur of Nest Seekers International, who is listing the property with colleague Ryan Serhant. The roughly 4,400-square-foot townhouse has a roof terrace, Mr. Unugur said, while the one-bedroom condo measures about 1,900 square feet.
The building that houses the one-bedroom was built around 1893 as a hospital, according to city records. The townhouse was constructed in the early 1900s as stable and laundry facility for the hospital, at a time when ambulances were pulled by horses, according to Tribeca historian Oliver Allen.
The purchase would technically be two separate transactions: The one-bedroom is part of the 67 Hudson Street condo development, but the townhouse isn't.
The owner, fashion designer Zoran Ladicorbic, bought the properties in 1985, according to public records. He used the townhouse for his business, lived in the one-bedroom and “commuted to work by using the footbridge,” Mr. Unugur said. Mr. Ladicorbic couldn't be reached for comment, but Mr. Unugur said he is selling because he is no longer using the space.
The two agents have been quietly shopping the home for the past few months, but are now ready to put it on the market, said Mr. Unugur, adding that previous reports of a $30 million price tag are incorrect. Pricing the listing was very difficult, he said, since there are virtually no similar properties to compare it to. “It’s hard to price something like this,” Mr. Unugur said. “I don’t think any such property has been offered on the market.”
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