650 Delancey Street #309 2015

Purchased for $965,000 in late 2008 with run of the mill floors and finishes and a sub-optimal use of its 1,410-square-foot space, the Oriental Warehouse loft #309 at 650 Delancey Street has been completely remodeled, with reclaimed Settlers’ Plank hardwood floors, new finishes, and a “reimagined” top floor with a den and newly enclosed bedroom.  A few of the before and after shots we compiled for the space:

650 Delancey Street #309 Living Before and After

650 Delancey Street #309 Kitchen Before and After

650 Delancey Street #309 Top Floor Before and After

650 Delancey Street #309 Bathroom Before and After

And with a deeded parking space in the garage, the Oriental Warehouse condo #309 is now back on the market and listed for $1,499,000.

The original Oriental Warehouse building was built by The Pacific Mail Steamship Company in 1867 for the importation of coffee, tea, rice and silk.  And while the historic facade remains, a completely new structure designed by Fisher Friedman was constructed within the brick envelope, inset by 15 feet, to transform the then derelict South Beach warehouse into 66 residential lofts in 1996.

15 thoughts on “A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft”
  1. I don’t normally like lofts, but love this one. But without the million dollar view, I would buy it for $500K.

  2. Nice job on the interior. It’s great to see a recent remodel that doesn’t look like the Apple Store. Don’t have a problem with the loft bedroom but for that money, it would be nice to have a second bedroom. And a view.

  3. I dunno, except for the bathroom, the “after” images seem more closed in and constrained than the “before” That library-ladder wall of books (which I’m sure no one ever uses) particularly takes up both physical and mental space.

  4. Wait, the interior structural elements aren’t historic, they’re from a 1996 rebuild? And yet they still managed to do so in a way that led to all sorts of odd support pipes and instrusive angles? Fail.

  5. That’s a lot of dusting for the housecleaners — dark stains + open shelves = lots of dust. Great for a book lover, not so great if you want storage. The finishes are generally an upgrade, though I do believe they’ve emphasized the long and narrow nature of the unit (including a one sided dining table).

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