Imperial Development Group’s 6 Cortlandt Alley fuses traditional TriBeCa with top-level finishes.

The eight stories at 6 Cortlandt Alley pack quite a punch. Three luxurious lofts support two exquisite penthouses in this historic East TriBeCa Italianate building dating back to the mid-1800s. In addition to witnessing 160 years of New York City history, 6 Cortlandt Alley also gives its residents a space in which to quietly and discreetly tuck themselves away from the busy streets of one of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods.

160418_ej_6_cortlandt_alley_0004We got a chance to see the property up close when we toured it with Ryan Kaplan, Partner at Imperial Development Group, the team codeveloping 6 Cortlandt Alley with Megalith Capital. Before we got into the building itself, Kaplan filled us in on what makes East TriBeCa the place to be. “What makes TriBeCa so great is that it is close to the Financial District, so many people making money on Wall Street decide to move here because they need a place nearby. It has the best public schools and is very well amenitized. East TriBeCa and West TriBeCa share the industrial architecture, but West TriBeCa is a bit more quiet and has less access to transportation. There are 11 subway lines that cross Canal and Franklin Streets and the world-class SoHo shopping district is just four blocks away.” Even though East TriBeCa has the best of everything you need to keep you occupied into the next millennia, when the inevitable urge to wander back to your residence besets you, you will be amazed at the level of serenity that befalls you upon entering Cortlandt Alley.

160418_ej_6_cortlandt_alley_0003Constructed and designed with the theme of repurposing, the interiors and exteriors of 6 Cortlandt Alley both reflect the diverse architectural background of the area and incorporate local materials, giving this building a distinctive flair. Experts in restoration have worked on the exterior to endow it with the marble and red brick that distinguishes the historic architecture of TriBeCa from other neighborhoods. When you enter the lobby, you’ll first notice the reclaimed heart pine from the building’s previous floor joists and the exposed brick walls lining the space.

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Moving on to the residences themselves, each one gives you a sense of the building’s history and how it fits into the wider neighborhood context. As Kaplan pointed out, “None of these buildings were originally meant to be residential spaces. They were all artist studios or manufacturing locations. It was only after people started coming down and seeing these tremendous proportions, the tall ceiling heights and windows, coupled with the fabric of a time long gone, that they started repurposing them into residences.” Each unit has ceilings that are no shorter than 10 feet in the primary living areas. Some even boast 12-foot ceilings. Furthermore, Imperial Development Group has gone the extra mile to source local materials such as the Poconos-milled custom walnut cabinetry and the Imperial Danby countertops made of marble quarried in Vermont.

Finally, because of 6 Cortlandt Alley’s sizable subcellar, the boutique building boasts amenities that you may only see in other large-scale projects — think gym, playroom, and private storage units. With all this in mind, if you’re looking for the best in boutique real estate, consider your search complete.

Particulars 6 Cortdlandt Alley

Place: TriBeCa, New York

Property: 5 Residences

Plans: 3,400 – 3,700 square feet

Price: Starting at $6.995 million

Period: 2017

Amenities: Doorman, gym, resident’s lounge, children’s playroom, private storage units

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