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285 Lafayette Street

Between Prince Street & Jersey Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1912
    Converted Year 1999
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood NoLiTa/Little Italy
  • Total Apartments 31
    Total Floors 9
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
$81
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

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 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

Apartments for Rent at 285 Lafayette Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$10,000
Prices Start At
$81
Avg. Price / ft2
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Rating

25
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

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21
Out of 36

Location Rating: 21 / 36

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23
Out of 39

Features Rating: 23 / 39

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9
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78

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #8 Rated condo - NoLiTa/Little Italy
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Considerable traffic
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No garage

Broker & Buyer Comments

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More Neighborhood Info

Subways

  1. M
  2. B
  3. D
  4. F
  5. 6
at Houston 0.09 miles
  1. N
  2. R
at Broadway 0.10 miles
  1. J
  2. Z
at Delencey 0.28 miles
  1. Q
at Lafayette 0.43 miles
  1. C
  2. E
at 6th Ave and Vandam 0.44 miles
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,875
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$2M - $20.9M
Price Range
$2,309
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 53 Available for Rent
  • $79 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $12,674 Avg. Price
  • $7,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Puck Penthouses Apt PH1 | $125,000
    Price / ft2 $207
  2. Least Expensive 200 Bowery Apt 6D | $2,500
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 47 Total Sales
  • $2,258 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,110,897 Avg. Price
  • $2,712,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 152 Elizabeth Street Apt 4 | $11,230,500
    Price / ft2 $2,701
  2. Least Expensive 122 Elizabeth Street Apt 5D | $692,000
    Price / ft2 $1,504

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Alternate Addresses

  • 10 Jersey Street
  • 12 Jersey Street
  • 14 Jersey Street
  • 16 Jersey Street
  • 267 Mulberry Street
  • 269 Mulberry Street
  • 271 Mulberry Street
  • 287 Lafayette Street
  • 289 Lafayette Street
  • 291 Lafayette Street
  • 8 Jersey Street

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