Built in 1898, the Manhattan Savings Institute bank building [MSI] is situated in the exclusive and ultra-chic neighborhood of NoHo in New York City. It is one of the city’s finest surviving examples of 19th century architecture, and now the MSI is one of the Top Ten loft buildings in New York.
After nearly 40 years, this jaw-dropping space was meticulously renovated and restored with specific attention to the preservation of all historic details, all the while creating a sleek, 21st century luxurious home.
The huge floor to ceiling arched windows — 13-feet high and 20-feet wide — frame the unique living space: a 48-foot long great room, a 10-foot long stone fireplace, and 12-foot marble kitchen island with separate dining area. The impressive master bedroom has its own arched window, 20 feet of floor-to-ceiling custom twin closets, and a dramatic en-suite bathroom with a large soaking tub framed by a backdrop of Italian statuary marble. It is also equipped with radiant heated flooring, separate dual vanities — His-and-His — and a spacious shower. The guest bedroom / media room has a large walk-in closet and its own en-suite bathroom, also furnished in Italian marble. All floors are solid wide-plank Swedish beech wood, and to protect your vast collection of artwork and appointments, the windows are coated with Sunshield solar film.
The MSI building is also famous for the largest bank robbery in American history, inspiring accounts in both print and film, and that only means that I would have to rob a bank if I wanted to live in the bank building.