136 Baxter Street is a luxury building with a rich history. Constructed in 1915, the red-brick building originally served as the stable for the City's Beaux-Art Police Building located one block away. In 1927 is became a warehouse for used manufacturing equipment and the name was changed to the Grand Machinery Exchange. In 2007 it was meticulously restored and converted into 14 condominiums. The developers took great pains to preserve the prewar elements of the building and chose to leave the faded painted name on the exterior of the building to honor its rich and varied history.
The 14 condos located at 136 Baxter Street have several prewar details that were preserved in the renovation, such as the 13-foot Southern Yellow Pine ceilings, heavy-timber beams and exposed-brick walls. The flooring is solid red oak hardwood and there are original cast iron columns throughout the home. The living room offers over 34 feet of space for entertainment. The Valcucine kitchen features sleek brushed aluminum and top-of-the-line appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele. The master bedroom suite offers a custom-designed master bath with hand-cut glass tiles and sleek limestone.
136 Baxter Street enjoys a central downtown location on a quiet, tree-lined street. The building is situated at the crossroads of four neighborhoods: Chinatown, SoHo, NoLita and Little Italy. The peaceful residence is perfect for the sophisticated buyer looking for a privacy, exclusivity, and modern interiors with sturdy, prewar exteriors.