The history of 11 Spring Street is unique and fascinating. The building was originally a horse stable in 1888 until it became known as "the candle building" for its 60 uniformly draped and candled windows. The beautifully crafted stone building was also a notable canvas for muralists and graffiti artists, and many pieces done on its lower level have been documented as excellent examples of the genre. The Manhattan property has changed hands again, and is now being offered as a luxury townhouse for the discerning buyer. The developers, Caroline Cummings and Bill Elias, are hosting an exhibition throughout the building’s 6-floor interior as a tribute to street art. While the art on the exterior is being removed, one thing that will not be added is ground-floor commercial space, for which the building is zoned.
The townhouse is a building for anyone who is looking for a private and intimate home environment. It does have its own private garage, which in New York City is one of the most sought-after amenities one can have. If you are not planning on having a car while living here, the garage can be adapted for other uses. The structure also has an elevator installed for easy access to all its floors. In addition, there is a lovely roof deck which can be used for relaxing, to enjoy the views, or even to grow a container garden.
11 Spring Street is located in the highly desirable area between SoHo and NoLita. SoHo and Nolita are two of New York's most popular neighborhoods. These are lively places well-known for the wealth of eclectic and unique middle-and-high-end shopping venues that can be found, as well as plenty of art, dining, and entertainment opportunities. While a wide variety of traditional and nouveau cuisines are waiting to be sampled, Little Italy is not far away, and beyond that, Chinatown.