A stylish duplex loft with 14-foot ceilings and oversized windows in West Chelsea has recently landed on the market. And it has some star power to add to its appeal.
The New York City apartment — set in the former industrial-turned-luxury-condo Loft 25 building at 420 West 25th Street — was once owned by veteran actor Matthew Modine, and served as his home for close to five years.
Renowned for his versatile career, which spans iconic films and TV shows such as Full Metal Jacket, Birdy, and a captivating portrayal of Dr. Martin Brenner in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things, Modine also made an appearance in this summer’s blockbuster Christopher Nolan-directed movie, Oppenheimer.
In 2008, Modine acquired his stylish urban retreat, a 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom apartment with an exquisite private terrace. Set within the meticulously converted building that echoes the artistic spirit of Chelsea, the abode served as a tranquil haven for the actor during his time in the city.
He then brought it to market in late 2012 and capitalized on his star power to attract buyers. How, you might ask?
Well, the movie and TV star narrated (and made a brief appearance) in the property’s video listing, going over some of the most notable features of his NYC abode. And it did the trick, as Modine sold the place in early 2013 for $2,175,000.
Now, 10 years after its former celebrity owner parted ways with the West Chelsea condo, the 1,668-square-foot unit is back on the market. The property is listed for $2.5 million with Jed Lewin, Esq. and Monica Park, both with The Agency.
Set in a converted industrial loft building in the heart of Chelsea’s vibrant Gallery District, the stylish unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath, and an open-concept living area accented by a ventless Carrara marble fireplace.
Fully renovated — with no expenses spared — the duplex loft features an impressive gourmet kitchen fitted with top-of-the-line appliances (Miele, Sub-Zero, Wolf), flowing Calacatta marble countertops, and ample storage.
Both bedrooms are generously sized, offering peaceful retreats with en-suite bathrooms adorned with exquisite Waterworks fixtures, according to the listing.
Tall, 14-foot ceilings and oversized windows that flood the space with natural southern light add to the loft’s appeal, as does the charming outdoor space, where we find a secluded retreat equipped with a full-sized grill.
Future owners and residents also get to enjoy all the perks that come with living in the Loft 25 building, and to immerse themselves in the West Chelsea art scene, with galleries and cultural venues just steps away.
A full-service luxury doorman condo, the building has a full-time staff, a live-in super, and a whole range of upscale amenities, including a gym, screening room, zen garden, and a 5,000-square-foot roof deck complete with gas grills, an outdoor shower, and panoramic views.