New York apartments, like New Yorkers themselves, like to be different -- for better or for worse. From in-home movie theaters
, indoor swimming pools
and even saltwater aquariums
, it seems like Manhattan homes are getting excessively flashy and overly indulgent.
We will, however, make exceptions for certain frivolities, especially those that encourage social interaction and, um, general well-being. Take for example the this $3.395 million loft
in New York's Flatiron District. You can keep your waterfalls and aquariums, because this stunning apartment boasts its very own tiki bar.
The colorful tiki-style space, decked out with bright, floral prints, a coral-painted countertop, and flanked with miniature framed photographs, is actually hidden within a polished wood built-in living/storage space -- one of many that line the den of this 2,500-square-foot loft -- but no matter. It's still there and Mai Tai-ready, all year-round.
If you're more into wine than tropical cocktails, that's fine too. Oenophiles will delight in a custom-designed wine closet that holds up to 900 bottles of vino. Like the tiki bar, the generous wine closet slides discreetly out of the wall from a pocket door so that temptation can be easily tucked away if necessary.
Aside from its boozy amenities, you'll find 11-foot-high ceilings, four rooms, two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen boasting Miele, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances. The floors are bleached Swedish maple and sunlight streams in through the loft's generous windows into its museum-like space. It's no wonder that the stunning loft has been featured in a number of "renowned publications," its listing agent vaguely reveals.
William Hilliard and Donna Senko from Sotheby's New York have the listing
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