Designer Thierry Despont turned the former 9,000-square-foot coffee-roasting plant into a private residence.
What began as an industrial warehouse was transformed by French architect and designer Thierry Despont into a stunning single-family home for J. Crew chief Mickey Drexler. And now it's for sale.
The 24-foot wide, 9,000-square-foot Renaissance-style loft building, located at 464 Greenwich Street in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, was built in 1982. After companies like the Turkish & Arabian Coffee Company, whose sign remains on the front of the building, used the building to roast coffee, Drexler bought it in 2008 for $5.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Speaking of sales, Drexler sold hisMontauk estate formerly owned by Andy Warhol for $50 million in December.)
The house now includes five bedrooms, an elevator, sauna, gym, and roof terrace with views of the Hudson River. Its entrance hall is inspired by the Maison de Verre in Paris, and there's a "sprawling 1,500-square-foot living room with over 12-foot-high ceilings at the top of the building," according to the Core listing. Below, a look inside.