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285 Lafayette Street

Condo located in NoLiTa/Little Italy, between Prince Street & Jersey Street

Description of 285 Lafayette Street

Originally constructed in 1912, 285 Lafayette Street was subsequently converted into 31 apartments. The property also contains 30,000 square feet of retail space currently occupied by the New York Public Library and Ralph Lauren.

There are four apartments on each of its first six floors. Residences include eight penthouses with wood-burning fireplaces and have 26-foot-high ceilings. Apartments also feature hardwood flooring, polished nickel vanities, wine coolers, terraces, elaborate kitchens and master bathrooms with six-foot-long bathtubs.

285 Lafayette Street, which has a rooftop garden and an 800-square-foot lobby with a 10-foot-long white onyx countertop, is partly famous for its celebrity residents including David Bowie and his wife Iman. It is surrounded by boutiques, restaurants and excellent public transportation and is also just south of the famed Puck Building on the southeast corner of Houston Street. It also has a full-time doorman and concierge service.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 1912
    Converted Year: 1999
    Building Type: Condo
    Neighborhood: NoLiTa/Little Italy (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down: 10%
  • Total Apartments: 31 31
    Total Floors: 9
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Pets: Allowed
    Total Floorplans:

Apartment Pricing Stats

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Garden
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Terraces / Balconies

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285 Lafayette Street: Rating

Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 21 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 23 / 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
  • #8 Rated condo - NoLiTa/Little Italy

Carter Horsley's Review of 285 Lafayette Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The large and impressive, 10-story-high building at 285 Lafayette Street between Jersey and Prince Streets in SoHo has a very handsome red-brick base with two-story high rusticated limestone piers with a two-story rooftop expansion that is mostly setback.

The developers of the conversion of this former commercial building spent about three years geting approvals from the City Planning Commission to remap the site and to add four flours to the existing six-story, non-fireproof building.  The solution was to erect a fireproof building over the non-fireproof structure." Read Carter's Full Review
  • Unusual renovation project
  • Close to the great Puck Building
  • Some fireplaces
  • Interiors designed by Costas Kondylis
  • Attractive building
  • Impressive lobby
  • Roof garden
  • Brazilian hardwood flooring
  • Wine coolers
  • Concierge
  • Some 26-foot-high ceilings
  • Close to Subway
  • Considerable traffic
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No garage

Broker & Buyer Comments

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Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Closing History - Last 10 sales

Units Sold
$2M - $20.9M
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