A Retro-Industrial Steampunk Loft For Sale in NYC

It’s not every day that you come across a listing that describes a property as “surreal, retro-industrial, and steampunk,” so I was eager to get a look at this New York City loft. I wouldn’t be surprised if an artist or set designer lives here because the rooms look like something out of a sci-fi fantasy flick.

There aren’t any photos of it, but the listing promises a “submarine-style front entry, complete with keypad locking system and working porthole.” Wow. You could call that a “unique selling feature.”

The 1,800 square-foot apartment is in Chelsea, and the asking price is $1.75 million. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Steampunk refers to the era when steam power was still widely used. It also includes elements of science fiction and fantasy. Think Jules Verne and how the Victorians in England envisioned the future would be.

The bathroom appears to be designed to look like something out of an old gas station. And I’m a little baffled by the toadstool in the shower…

Gotta admire the imagination that went into this place, even though I wouldn’t want to live in it. It’s too much like a movie set for me. Would be fun to look around, though, and meet the creative person who designed it.

Want it? For more photos and information, check the listing, offered by the Core Group’s Parul Brahmbhatt. Thanks to Lisa for finding this one!

P.S. Come back tomorrow to see the house from “Mrs. Doubtfire. Love that one!

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  1. Barbara says

    The loft looks too busy, too crowded, way too many objects. Probably a nice building, but you can’t see it with all the junk.

  2. says

    Julia, agree I would love to meet the owner and take it all in. Of course I could never live there, the busyness would give me a headache…

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  3. Lisa says

    My husband (a retired submariner) suggested the “mushroom” in the shower is mooring bollard.

  4. says

    Maybe if you rented it out for tours and parties, you could cover the mortgage… Or at least the $1400/mo maintenance fees. 😉

  5. Kim says

    This is way too much for me, but I love the thought and creativity that went into making this place and I wouldn’t mind touring it.

  6. Julie says

    Wow, I bet the owner had a lot of fun creating that place!

  7. says

    WHOA. …As AWESOME as that is, it’ll be a challenge to sell!
    And am I the only one that is reminded of that terrifying scene in “Fire in the Sky” when I look at the bedroom shot? Man, that was one CREEPY movie…

  8. shabbychick says

    For some strange reason this house makes me think of Johnny Depp and Edward Scissorhands. Hmmmm……

  9. Wendy says

    I just finished reading my kids the Lorax. I realized this reminds me of a Dr. Seuss house. Fun, but not for me (though I do admire Steampunk clothing fashions).

  10. says

    My guess for the toadstool in the shower is so you can sit down to shave your legs. That is what I would do with it at least :)

  11. Juan says

    Just a guess on the toadstool, but it could be a reference to Jeff Vandermeer’s excellent steampunk inspired city of Ambergris, which was invaded by a fungus. Not 100% on that, but seems as logical as any other explanation.

  12. Hari says

    I would go bat-shit crazy living in a place that even remotely resembles that.

  13. Hari says

    I would go bat-shit crazy living in a place that even remotely resembles that…

    Also cleaning would be a nightmare.