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The Schepp Building, 165 Duane Street

Between Hudson Street & Staple Street

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Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This extremely handsome, Romanesque Revival-style, 11-story warehouse building was designed by Stephen Decatur Hatch in 1880 and was converted in 1980 to 36 cooperative apartments.

The buidling, which is also known as 47-53 Hudson Street and also fronts on Staple Street, was originally a coconut processing plant.

It fronts on Duane Park and has a fire-escape on Hudson Street.

 

 

Bottom Line

One of two eastern anchors to the charming but small Duane Park in a prime section of TriBeca, this building is distinguished by its slanted base, many arched wndows and large apartments.

Description

A very handsome, red-brick masonry building, it is distinguished by its many arched windows, slanted base and prominent frontage of Duane Park.

Amenities

The building has a roof deck and a live-in superintendent.

It also has a key-locked elevator and basement storage.

Apartments

Apartment 4D is a two-bedroom unit that has an entrance foyer that leads past an angled, pass-through kitchen to a 31-foot-long living/dining room.

A one-bedroom unit has a foyer that leads to a 23-foot-long gallery that opens into a 48-foot-long living room next to an open 16-foot-long kitchen.

Apartment 2A is a three-bedroom unit has a foyer that opens into a 32-foot-long, eat-in kitchen with an island that leads to a 22-foot-long living room.

Penthouse E is a triplex with a entry foyer that leads past an open, 12-foot-long kitchen to a double-height, 16-foot-long dining area and a 16-foot-long living room on the lower level and a 15-foot-long sleeping alcove, a 12-foot-long den/study and a 14-foot-long bedroom on the upper level and a roof-deck on the top level.

History

It was originally a coconut processing facility and its owner, Louis Schlepp, reportedly had a "temper that would make the North Pole melt."

Its mansard roof was removed between 1915 and 1928.

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