Large, open, and airy one bedroom apartment on a surprisingly quiet block in the lively and creative, gallery-filled neighborhood of Chelsea. Filled with art, books, hearty plants, plenty of workspace, a roku-equipped TV, and birds chirping in the lush trees outside each window, this spot is ideal for 1-2 people looking for a peaceful place to relax and/or work whilst enjoying the most convenient possible access to just about all of New York City has to offer.
We are two working artists and this is our clean, lovingly decorated home, as well as homebase for our respective businesses. Some might call it a “Live/Work” space. It’s sparsely furnished to cater to this dynamic, to provide separation between work zones, and keep lots of space open because, well, that just feels really nice in the city. There’s not much “excess” in this apartment — except, perhaps, for on the walls and bookshelves. We even have a Chabudai dining set-up (a very low bamboo table, with firm floor cushions), which is easy to tuck out of the way. While this would be a total home-run spot for someone (or a couple) with similar live/work needs, it’s also just a great, cozy spot with lots of breathing room to hang out and relax, or call home base for your urban exploring. Just note that it’s not really outfitted for entertaining guests. There’s also an excellent movie-watching set-up with Roku, good speakers, and a 4k monitor.
The apartment was described to us by the previous tenant as “a little punk rock,” which is true — it’s old school, there’s a special trick to turning the oven on, the gas stove burners are old and patina’d. The kitchen in general has solid 1950’s energy. The bathroom is old but clean, there’s endless hot water, and a nice new shower head with different pressure options. You might notice some chips in the paint on the ceiling or moulding, some jankiness in the tiling behind the toilet, etc. This is a classic New York apartment. It’s Chelsea. It’s a little punk rock. There’s a lot of comfort and even some touches of luxury in the space. But if you’re looking for a hotel, high-rise condo experience, or one of those no one-actually-lives-here airbnbs that feel like a Target sale had a baby with the fake flower aisle of the craft store, you might not be happy here unless you’re feeling a little adventurous. The building is quite well maintained, but old school and no-frills. It has a very handy elevator and coin-operated laundry room in the basement. It’s also very pet friendly — there are all sorts of canine tenants here, and our apartment is dog-friendly as well. We’d be happy to provide a nice clean doggie bed for your stay. Other pets can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Guests will first gain access to the apartment with a key located in a lock box outside the building.
Street parking is available weekdays 7pm-7am and weekends.
Other things to note
Please select date ranges for your stay that begin on the first of the month (ex. 10/1; 11/1) to the end of the month (ex. 10/31; 11/30). We'll prioritize requests of an entire month or multiple months.