Customized Soho loft that doubles as ‘art piece’ asking $5.4 million

An NYC loft with high-brow design features has been billed as an “art piece” — with a rarefied $5.4 million price tag to match.

This sculptural Soho apartment just hit the market for the first time in a quarter century. And, thanks to the abundance of original detail added by its seller, it really is quite singular.

For the asking price of $5.495 million, buyers get not only 2,500 square-feet of light-filled Manhattan real estate, but also a variety of unique installations built into its floor plan. 

The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom unit composes the entire second floor of 112 Prince St., a cooperative building that comes with a monthly maintenance fee of $2,722.

Built out by 25-year-resident and conceptual artist Michael Somoroff as well as architect Stephen Wanta, the living and dining rooms are defined by floor-to-ceiling post-modern-style handcrafted sculptures made of Italian Marmoline. The sculptures flank the main area’s perimeter and were built by artisans onsite, according to the unit’s City Realty listing

The main space has 13-foot ceilings.
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The floor-to-ceiling sculptures continue into the living room.
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The master bedroom features ensuite bath.
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There are two-and-a-half baths total.
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There is a keyed elevator in the back of the apartment.
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The study isn’t lacking in bespoke features either, with the office area constructed on a raised “stage” and a sky-high bookshelf that can only be accessed with a ladder.

The eat-in kitchen has a number of personal touches in addition to a generous amount of counter space. In the loft’s southern portion there is a laundry room and keyed elevator entrance.

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There are three bedrooms in all.
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The top floor library requires a ladder to reach its shelves.
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$6M Soho loft of artist Michael Somoroff
A stunning view of SoHo serves as backdrop in the common area.
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$6M Soho loft of artist Michael Somoroff
Original wood beams are shown throughout the unit.
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$6M Soho loft of artist Michael Somoroff
Architectural details in the kitchen create a sense of movement.
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$6M Soho loft of artist Michael Somoroff
The dining room sits at the heart of this art home.
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The master bedroom has an ensuite bath just feet from the bed, making it possible to roll directly into the decadent soaking tub. 

In terms of original details attached to this 122-year-old building, there is a restored wooden-beam ceiling, cast iron columns and six wooden framed windows. The ceilings are a soaring 13-feet, and the building also features a common roof deck and basement storage.

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