Beautifully Designed Loft in 1900s Department Store on Coveted Crosby Street.

Only one owner since it's 2000 conversion. First time available as a rental.


This giant loft boasting a spacious layout, 13-foot ceilings, original Corinthian-style columns, and enormous thermopane windows is located on coveted Crosby Street, a cobblestone (Belgian block) road centrally located, but invitingly hidden between Soho and Nolita. You may recognize the apartment from the film "The Devil Wears Prada" where it was highlighted as the cinematic expression of a modern designer home. In fact, it is owned and designed by the founders of a world renown creative agency, and features one- of- a-kind custom finishes, sculptural stacked-wood fireplace, multizoned environments, marc sadler boffi kitchen, library corner with floating book shelves, great light and views, as well as a dramatic entrance hall detailed with six huge arches etched from an exposed brick wall, which leads into the impressive main room. A crestron universal control panel manages a 7.1-channel surround sound home entertainment system, which includes a 9' retractable projection screen. Located in an 1882, six-story, red brick building with an intriguing past as department store, the discreet building provides a well appointed lobby, key lock elevators and part time doorman. Proximity to both established and trend-setting dining and retail with easy access to the financial district and midtown, makes it equally attractive as a full time home or as a New York pied a terre. This is the first time this exciting location has been available as a rental. Currently set up as a masterful 2BR, this singular home is offered unfurnished, or furnished for those seeking to dwell in design perfection. 


+ Soaring 13 foot Ceilings & 3,700 square feet 

+ Continuous 120 foot Exposed Brick Wall with 6 Lit Archways

+ Sculptural Stacked-Wood Fireplace (functioning) in the Organic Architectural Style of Frank Lloyd Wright

+ Living Room Swing (holds up to 500 lbs)

+ Practically Floor-to-Ceiling Thermopane Windows (lots of light/block out city noise)

+ Crestron Remote Control System (for Surround Sound and Home Theater System) 

+ HD Cinema Projector in the Living Room and 9' Retractable Widescreen

+ Floating Library Bookshelves

+ Generous Size Master Bath

Below see more information about the space including video, press and pictures.

To learn more about renting or arrange for a visit, please contact:

Shawn Williams: (212) 321-7120, (917) 886-9925 C, [email protected]

Robert Gross: (212) 727-6130, [email protected]

dear visitor,

Food & Wine Dinner Party with master chef, Michel Bras, March 2008

Thanks for coming by!

Additional Pictures

Cookie Magazine Article, February 2008

56 Crosby Street, #3a in The Devil Wears Prada