By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

It Used To Be A Caviar Warehouse. Now It Will Feed Your Apartment Envy.

As someone who recently came face-to-face with the soul-crushing, dream-killing beast that is the New York City real estate market, I can say with 100% certainty that apartments in this city are either too small, too old, or too difficult to get to...and all of them have the shared quality of being WAY too expensive.

That being said, it's certainly nice to experience the reprieve from real life that this incredible apartment fantasy allows. Try not to drool all over the exposed brick.

Located in the heart of TriBeCa, this 1884 building was once a caviar warehouse. Like all grand old spaces in the city, it was eventually bought and set for renovation.

Architect Andrew Franz was commissioned to redesign the 3,000-square-foot property. One of Franz's main goals was to make the space flow effortlessly from indoors to outdoors.

Each of the rooms has a unique and original feel, tied together by overarching industrial elements.

Franz also wanted the space to be ideal for entertaining, so he left many of the common areas wide open.

The most striking feature of this modern loft is the mezzanine, which is sunken into the interior of the apartment. It is covered by 150-square-feet of retractable glass that opens to the roof, allowing for plenty of natural light.

Of course, every fabulous loft needs a fabulous rooftop, If you travel up the stairs of the sunken mezzanine, you'll find yourself on a lush deck, surrounded by greenery and overlooking the city.

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