Last weekend, Mike Piazza finally found a buyer for his Tribeca apartment. The open concept, light-filled duplex boasts sleek lines, sweeping river views, three outdoor spaces and such built-in architectural highlights as a steel staircase that is literally suspended in midair like a work of modern art. The 161 Hudson Street location was originally constructed a century ago as a commercial building, but was converted to loft apartments in 2004 by renowned architects Stas Zakrzewshi, Marianne Hyde, and Claudia Kianoury. The building features 24 condos, including one that was purchased for $5.8 million by Jon Stewart in 2005.
When the 3,012-square-foot two-bedroom went on the market on July 7, 2008, the asking price was $6.8 million, though it was reduced that November to $6.5 million. But, after three grueling years on the market, the apartment sold for $4.58 million, just $360,000 more than Piazza paid for it in 2004.
[Photos via Elle Décor]