Just over a year ago, longtime “This American Life” radio host Ira Glass was sued by the board of his New York City condo building for allegedly refusing to properly address an alleged bed-bug infestation — he and estranged wife, writer/editor Anaheed Alani, claimed the accusations were untrue — so it’s not too much of a surprise, as the eagle-eyed property gossips at 6sqft first ferreted out, they’ve listed the “gut renovated” and Spruce and Wright-staged fifth-floor apartment in Chelsea at $1.75 million. Glass and Alani, who apparently split up several years ago after close to 20 years together — Glass was reported to have filed for divorce earlier this year, purchased the 1,020-square-foot, one-bedroom and one-bathroom condo in May 2012 for $1.265 million.
A L-shaped entrance hall with two coat closets opens to a loft-like kitchen, living and dining room with head-roomy 9.5-foot high ceiling, hand-scraped 7-inch wide oak floorboards and over-sized windows on south and west walls that the fill the room with natural light. The compact but smartly arranged and stylishly appointed open kitchen has brass fixtures on snow-white cabinets, gleaming white solid surface counter tops, sophisticated grey and white chevron pattern tile backsplashes and designer appliances that include a washer/dryer tucked into a ceiling-height cabinet. Desirably described as “pin drop quiet,” the condo’s lone bedroom includes a fitted walk-in closet plus a separate, pass-through dressing room that allows for direct access to the unit’s only bathroom, which is also accessible from the entrance hall and finished with floor-to-ceiling stone tiles and a mosaic tile floor.
The Carriage House Condominium, a 24-unit boutique building that dates to 1900 and was converted to condos in 2012, offers residents a full-time superintendent plus a part-time night-time lobby attendant and a landscaped common roof deck with full outdoor kitchen and grill.
listing photos and floor plan: Compass