When 214 Lafayette Street in New York City’s SoHo district recently went on the rental market, it raised many eyebrows. Not just because it’s an unparalleled five-story mansion in a city notoriously short on living space or because it has a private indoor swimming pool. It’s the rent: $100,000 per month.
"It’s the most unique property in all of New York," said broker Steve Halpern, of Citi Habitats, who’s handling the listing. “It’s truly an architectural masterpiece."
The fully furnished three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom apartment — which includes a nearly 2,500-square-foot main room with lofty 23-foot ceilings, Halpern said — is owned by filmmaker Marcus Nispel, who’s directed remakes of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Friday the 13th,” the Journal reported.
The property will also rent for $20,000 a day or $50,000 a week, and once hosted a shoot for the 2008 Beyonce music video “Halo.”
"You rarely see something of this size and grandeur," Halpern said of the property, located near the corner of Kenmare Street. “It’s essentially taking what would be a traditional townhouse feel and multiplying with a loft feel.”
The current owners paid just $1.75 million for the space in 1996, when it was designated for warehouse use and housed an art gallery.