UPDATE: An eagle-eyed commenter pointed out that the apartment, which ran in the September 5, 2012 issue of the Times, actually belongs to actor B.D. Wong, best known for his role as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Enter through the windowed bronze doors of this NoHo loft and the listing posits that you'll be overcome with "the rare feeling of entering a special space." Or perhaps multiple spaces, given that the three-bedroom co-op is accented with a hodge-podge of repurposed features. That door, for example, used to belong to a bank in Philadelphia, while the set of salvaged doors setting off the "huge sky lighted guest room/office" from the "great room" are vintage French mahogany. The same antique-friendly ethos goes for the powder blue and black-tiled bathroom, which is a surprisingly strong selling point, outfitted with a Chinese vanity, a vintage ceramic tub, and a glossy black chandelier.
All that comes packaged with the two-floor, 2,950-square-foot apartment, currently for an asking price of $3.25M, which also includes the rare treat of living in a building that houses the digs of design duo Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the team behind interior design firm Roman and Williams. They first listed theirs for $3.5M in July of 2011, and after cutting the price a bit, relisted it a year later for $3.3M. Will this place linger as long on the market, even with a "14' brick barrel vaulted ceiling" and an "intimate residential cellar" floored with red lacquer? Have a look above and hazard a guess.
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