Placed in one of the most expensive areas of Manhattan, the Soho Townhouse is one of the rarest pieces of architecture in city, where finding a multiple storied apartment with private pool is an immense rarity. Other than this reason, this Lafayette Street townhouse is known to be a famous venue, as singer-performer Beyonce shot her video ‘Halo’ in the pool of this apartment. Also the current owners, director Marcus Nispel and his wife, have spent their resources to give each area, better aesthetics in terms of furniture, fittings and décor which in-turn have given this place a unique appeal. Perhaps the $100,000 a month rental seems more justifiable considering the status of this mansion building.
214, Lafayette Street, Soho, Manhattan
Grandeur and exclusivity of space seem to the underlying theme of the settings. Whether the 19-foot high ceilings, or the 12 foot wide swimming pool, each of the features of the property has the beauty of suburban estates. Bedrooms, living room, patio, dining room and terrace all have their location on separate floors, which give the residents the much needed luxury of wider open spaces. Since the tenants will be given the apartment with all of the furnishings and décor in place, which have cost millions to get set up, a modern artistic ambience with luxury settings are what they actually will be getting for the price they pay, along with saving the extra money on redecoration and furnishing. There are even wooden fireplaces, for those who like it to be more classical.
Total of 13,000 sq ft of living space of the apartment will cover the 3 bedrooms with 3 and ½ bathrooms (all located on different floors), swimming pool, 2500 sq ft. living room, gourmet kitchen, 925 sq ft. terrace, and even the spiral staircases. Also if one wants a number of the common spaces can be converted into bedrooms for guests, or even office spaces when needed. For those who don’t like taking the stairs, there is a private elevator to transport you to all the floors.
$100,000 a month
$50,000 a week
$20,000 a day
Facts and Figures
· Bought in 1996 by Marcus Nispel and his wife for $1.75 million, before which this property was a gallery.
· Redecorated by Mr. Nispel and wife according to various aesthetic themes.
· Was the shooting venue for Beyonce’s 2008 video, ‘Halo’.
· Includes 925 sq ft terrace, 2500 sq ft living room with 23-foot high ceiling.
Also do check out the Waldrof Astoria Mansion, which went on rent for $135k per month. Even with slow growth rate of real estate market, it seems areas like New York will benefit from their prime status of location, and high industrialization.