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January 27, 2022

Presiding over a tree-lined Tribeca corner just steps from the Hudson, 142 Watts is a historic treasure reimagined as a spectacular single-family mansion—the only townhouse in Northwest Tribeca—offering six floors of modern, loft-inspired interiors along with a private roof terrace and garage.

Built in 1886 by acclaimed architects Pierce and Dockstader, this exemplary Gilded Age building is distinguished by its ornamental masonry façade, fully restored and enhanced with period detailing and a slate mansard roof. This 6,750-square-foot, six-story mansion comprises five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, and two fireplaces, along with 800 square feet of exclusive outdoor space. Meticulously designed by William Green Architects with luxurious finishes throughout, each light-filled floor invites a truly unique residential experience.

Step through its richly carved mahogany entryway into the mansion’s spacious foyer, which features a powder room, coat closet, and striking custom chandelier. Here the elegant interpretation of loft living is reflected in the polished concrete floors, 10’5” ceilings, and the industrial-inspired steel elevator that services each residential floor. Arrive home to the security and ease of drive-in parking, with a private garage accommodating a full-size SUV and sports car, along with an electric vehicle charging station.

Ascending to the mansion’s second floor, a grandiose living room of loft-like proportions unfolds across the entire floor, with an open-plan layout for maximum versatility. Natural light streams into the space through massive windows embracing prime southern and western exposure. Underfoot, European white oak planks grace the floors beneath 10’4” ceilings. A well-appointed wet bar and a gas fireplace with a custom cast stone surround imbue this stately living room with an inviting and intimate ambience.

Continuing to the third floor, the gracious, open-plan kitchen and family room provide an ideal setting for gathering with family and friends, complete with the convenience of a wet bar and powder room. Elevate your epicurean experiences with top-of-the line kitchen appliances by Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Wolf. An oversized, Caesarstone-topped island is the perfect perch for informal dining, and compliments the handsome Italian cabinetry custom designed by Cesar. Step through grand French doors to take in Tribeca’s timeless charm from one of the two west-facing balconies.

The mansion’s four secondary bedrooms are found on its fourth and fifth floors. Generous in scale, each bedroom offers nearly 10’ ceilings and spectacular downtown views.

At the sixth floor, the elevator opens onto the expansive master suite, a penthouse escape occupying the entire top floor within the mansard roof addition. These grand interiors feature heights soaring to nearly 15’, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing vistas of the Hudson River and lower Manhattan. Polished concrete floors pair with original masonry walls and steel structural elements for an industrially inspired aesthetic that’s also classic and refined. In the master bedroom, a gas fireplace surrounded by subtle moldings lends an air of cozy luxury. Wake up to Hudson River views, or step onto the bedroom’s private balcony overlooking historic Tribeca and lower Manhattan to the south. The master bath and dressing area are bathed in soft light from an oversized, 12’ x 6’ skylight. A soaking tub and rain shower sit on a plinth set apart from the private water closet and custom vanity with backlit mirror.

Crowning this exquisite Tribeca townhouse is an exclusive retreat—a 650-square-foot roof terrace on the mansion’s seventh floor. Savor the sunshine and take in panoramic vistas of the Hudson and lower Manhattan’s spectacular skyline.

Listing Agent Contact Details:

Nick Helmuth - - (760) 586-2560

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