If you’re looking for the perfect marriage of chic residential living and supreme corporate functionality, look no further than 70 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. Home of the country’s first capitol building and the center of the world’s money exchanges, the Financial District’s inhabitants are among many of New York’s most powerful and influential movers and shakers in the business arena.
Broad Street’s iconic architectural jewel, located just steps from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, boasts three floors of 2-bedroom/2-bathroom VIP guest residences and two levels with over 3,000 square feet of office, reception, and conference room space functionally configured with an elevator and a CISCO real time teleconferencing room. Today’s busy executive can transition with ease from a luxurious private residence to a state-of-the-art boardroom without the stress of a daily commute.
“Because of flexible zoning in the area, the 15,218-square-foot building, designed by Kirby, Petit & Green, can be used as an office, a mixed-use property, or a private residence,” said Danielle Grossenbacher, a senior vice president of Brown Harris Stevens, the listing broker.
Originally built as the home of the American Bank Note Company in 1908, a leading engraving company which produced bank notes, currency and stock certificates, the vast space was sold in 1988 and renovated as a restaurant in the mid-90’s. Purchased in 2004 by Transcendental Meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, this stately granite structure has recently undergone a spectacular renovation and is now being used for instruction and lectures on meditation. Surrounded by residential properties upwards of $20 million, it truly is a location for New York’s elite. It is currently on the market for $45 million.