Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Architecture Wednesday: History Meets Modern Luxury

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.

4 comments:

mistress maddie said...

I'm as good as moved in!!!!!!! Absolutely love the modern , clean and minimal feel. I think that is also the building used for exterior shots for Grace Alders office building in Will and Grace? One of my favorite drinking holes is right across the street....it is a pretty neat building to take in.

Bob Slatten said...

@MM
As soon as I saw the interiors, i thought, 'This has Maddie written all over it!'

Biki Honko said...

Love the windows, and the high ceilings, but the front door, is a thing of beauty.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Thanks for this post (well, for all your posts), but really enjoyed seeing this. I noticed the building while in NY late last year and knew nothing about it... except that the facade was beautiful.