The Real Estate superstar Ryan Serhant joins burger behemoth Black Tap for a clever open house for a three bedroom spread in Flatiron.
Perched atop a responsible and historic Flatiron co-op with a charming spiral fire escape running its vertical span, Ryan Serhant Team has listed this three bedroom penthouse with a celebration that included burgers and shakes from Black Tap, the famed burger and beer spot.
This is the essence of loft-living- what everyone imagines the bohemian city dweller to inhabit. Rife with character, it’s a penthouse that sets aside clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows for elegant moldings and handmade arched Perrett windows that personify and accent the city skyline- a view that extends all the way to the Freedom Tower. It’s a space ripe for entertaining with a kitchen and main salon flowing directly into each other. The kitchen space is delineated by a raised floor and granite countertops for the island, giving full-on skyline views from a stadium seat. Black Tap utilized the Miele appliances to prepare the juicy burgers and cool shakes.
Despite being 2,300 square feet, the apartment does not become a maze of rooms and hallways. Rather, in a nod to the studio and improvised spaces that once dominated Flatiron and housed creative New York, the master bedroom opens into the living room via curtained French doors, offering a unique coziness and airiness, perfect for the personality that prefers a spontaneous life of beautiful energy and community. With the bedroom doors thrown open, 2,300 square feet suddenly feels much less intimidating.
Exposed original steel beam design and occasional exposed pipes contribute to an air of ad hoc sophistication. Two additional bedrooms are designed with an angled wall and 11′ ceilings, offerings a unique and tastefully grand proportion. A sky-lit private salon joins the bedrooms as a meeting space for intimate evenings. The potential for this space is exceptional- be it a music space, a quiet library, or a theater. Hidden storage and a rooftop terrace complete this delightful home as well as some charming surprises like a full sauna and elevator.
For the open house, art on the walls was provided by Edward Bear Miller, who’s Hudson Valley School-influenced abstractions helped scale the rooms in a way and brought out of the light-filled space in a new way.