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Flatiron gem boasts the best of the old and the new

| By Marissa Maier

For some buyers, the words "apartment in an historic building" might conjure up images of squat rooms with slim windows overlooking nearby buildings. An open, bright abode in a 1910 cast-iron building at 901 Broadway in the Flatiron District bucks this idea.

The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment boasts spacious, long rooms, 13-foot ceilings, original brick walls and 12 windows in all-and every room is painted in a pearly white, making the place appear even more spacious.

According to Citi Habitats agent Lucie Holt, a senior vice president associate broker with the firm, this pad is especially unique. It offers the best of the old, in the form of an historic building currently undergoing a delicate year-long facelift, and the new-the 2,500-square-foot apartment recently had a gut renovation to modernize its amenities. Other perks of the place, which rents for $15,500 a month, include a master bedroom and bath that occupy its own second floor and a cozy Juliet balcony off the living room.

The convenience of living near Union Square, Holt gushes, is another selling point. Potential lessees would be close to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, a cinema and numerous retail shops like Barnes and Noble and Best Buy, in addition to a multitude of restaurants.

"I think this apartment would appeal to everyone because it is so unique. It is very special," said the native Londoner with a British lilt.

"I would like to live there, actually," Holt joked.


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