The { Real Estate } Life: The Black Apartment “Reimagined”

The { Real Estate } Life: The Black Apartment “Reimagined”

When we were approached with the opportunity to sell the new Cindy Gallop apartment, we were really excited to market it differently and to have this apartment with an amazing layout and great space available to our clients. We wanted to expand the consumer’s vision by reimagining the space in white, so that the flexibility and key features of the space would be more apparent. Here is The Black Apartment, reimagined…

Directly across the street from the Chelsea Hotel in the heart of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhood, this stunning 3,750-square-foot loft apartment is flooded with natural light throughout and features a wide-open, flexible layout that can be adapted to craft the New York home of your dreams.


The showpiece of this expansive home is an incredible 20-by-68-foot great room lit by five oversized south-facing windows. A sleek open kitchen outfitted with stainless steel appliances graces one end of this room, while a wall-length built-in bookshelf lines the other, allowing for a variety of living and entertaining setups in this wide-open and sunny space.


As currently configured, the loft includes an additional corner living area with three east-facing windows, plus two very large storage rooms and four full walk-in closets. The stylish master bathroom has a deep soaking tub lined in sleek black tile, while there is another full bathroom plus a powder room. This unique home can be left as one expansive loft with an overflow of storage space, or easily converted into a one-, two- or three-bedroom home.


Set in Chelsea’s historic YMCA building, this loft is currently outfitted with an all-black design scheme that has earned it recognition as one of the most notable homes in New York. “The Black Apartment” has been featured on Law & Order; in many photo shoots; and in New York magazine’s design issue, The Selby, and New York Social Diary.


Built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1902, this historic building has been converted into a boutique residential condominium. The pet-friendly building features a video-intercom system and on-site super, and is steps from Chelsea’s most esteemed art galleries, many of New York’s finest restaurants, and a broad array of shopping and food destinations. The 1 train is just a few feet from the building, while the nearby C/E and N/R ensure anywhere in NYC is easily accessible.


The Daily News featured a story about The Black Apartment’s evolution, called White is the New Black.  Read the full article here.




For more information on this unique home, visit or contact me at or 212-203-1798.




Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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