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The Chainworks Building, 144 West 18th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 144 West 18th Street by Carter Horsley

This very attractive former 6-story, loft building at 144 West 18th Street in the heart of Chelsea was converted to residential condominiums in late 2002.

It is down the street from Le Madri restaurant and close to many others and the Joyce Theater on Eighth Avenue and 19th Street.

It has 18 apartments ranging in size from 1,350 to 3,400 square feet and initial asking prices were $985,000 to $2,250,000. The building also has two penthouses, one of which is a duplex, that were priced at $1,995,000 and $2,495,000 and had 1,750 and 2,000 square feet, respectively.

The developers were Christian Pompa and Barry Leistner.

Around the turn of last century the building was used by the Eastern Chain Works.

The apartments have ceilings ranging from 9 feet 6 inches to 11 feet 6 inches. Windows are 8 feet high and are arched on the fifth floor.

The building has oversized granite island kitchens by Arclinea and Subzero refrigerators, Miele countertops, double-convection ovens, and dishwashers, wide-plank maple floors, and the master bathrooms have stone floors and walls and six-foot soaking tubs and most have separate stall showers.

The red-brick building has gray brick quoins that vertically frame the four banks of large windows and a light beige metal panel one-story base. It has an entrance marquee, a nice lobby with a doorman, a sundeck, individual storage rooms and a common bicycle/pram room.

There is good public transportation in the vicinity and there is a dog spa on the same block.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 17 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 20 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 17 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
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Manhattan views and Brooklyn character, 1 - 4-bed condos from $995K, 150,000-sf of indoor and outdoor amenities.
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