Townhouse

Tribeca townhouse with iconic skybridge sells for $24 million

It’s taken seven long years, but a 115-year-old Tribeca townhouse with its own airlift has sold for $24 million in an off-market deal, less than half its asking initial.

The unusual house, built in 1907 and now a popular destination for Instagram uploads, first hit the market for the incredible sum of $50 million in 2015, and last asked for $26 million.

At 25 feet wide, the three-story townhouse at 9 Jay St. connects to a 2,300-square-foot condo at 67 Hudson St. that was also part of the deal.

The seller, fashion designer Zoran Ladicorbic, traveled from the condo via the bridge to his office in the townhouse and once joked that it was the most unique ride in town. “It’s been a labor of love,” said listing broker Kaptan Unugur, of Sotheby’s International Realty, who first listed the property while at another brokerage in 2015.

“Anyone who buys this is really buying a piece of Tribeca history,” Unugur told Gimme Shelter in 2015. “It’s the only private airlift for sale in the entire city.”

The airlift was originally used to transport patients to a hospital clinic at 67 Hudson St. – as both buildings were once part of New York Hospital.

A room inside the Tribeca listing.
Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
The house is a job from start to finish.
The house is a job from start to finish.
Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
The three-story house was built in 1907.
The three-story house was built in 1907.
Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
A clean kitchen.
A clean kitchen.
Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
Interior of a living room inside the townhouse.
The deck sports house is over 6,000 square feet, not including its adjoining condo.
Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

At the time, the townhouse was the ambulance center and the airlift was built to transfer patients between departments, according to Sotheby’s.

At approximately 6,300 square feet, the townhouse is currently configured as an open-concept loft, lit by 50 windows.

It comes with a large 1,200 square foot roof terrace – and about 4,000 square feet of air rights. There is also a garage and two coveted cuts of sidewalk.

The buyer, who declined to be interviewed, also found the live-work situation appealing.

“It’s a special, iconic property, and it’s synonymous with Tribeca. People come here to photograph it,” Unugur said.


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