It took seven long years, but a 115-year-old Tribeca townhouse with its own skybridge sold for $24 million in an off-market transaction.
The 25-foot-wide, 3-story townhouse is located at 9 Jay Street and connects to a 2,300-square-foot condominium at 67 Hudson Street.
Seller and fashion designer Zoran Radikorvik once joked that crossing the bridge from his condo to his townhouse office was the most unique way to commute in town. “This is a love affair,” said Kaptan Unugul, a listing broker at Sotheby’s International Realty.He first listed the property in 2015 when he was at another brokerage firm. .
“People who buy this are really buying a piece of Tribeca history,” says Unugur. told Gimme Shelter in 2015“It’s the only private skybridge for sale in the entire city.”
The skybridge was originally used to transport patients to the hospital’s clinic at 67 Hudson Street. Both buildings were once part of the New York Hospital.
According to Sotheby’s, at the time the townhouse was an emergency center and the skybridge was built to transport patients between wards.
The approximately 6,300-square-foot townhouse is currently configured as an open-space loft lit by 50 windows.
There is a large 1,200 square foot roof terrace and approximately 4,000 square feet of air rights. There is also a garage and his two coveted curb cuts.
Buyers who declined to be interviewed also found the live work situation appealing.
“This is a special, iconic property that is synonymous with Tribeca. People come here to photograph it,” Unugur said.