This nomadic $7 million loft features a climbing wall, spiral slide and zipline

Tap into your inner child and imagine what features would make an ideal living space. Slide, rock face and zipline would probably be the top three. Well, now your inner child and your real child can have it all in this incredibly fun and functional five-bedroom unit at 260 5th Ave in Nomad, asking for $6,995.00. Previously profiled at 6 square feet, the house was designed by the architects of BD Studio, who created a stylish, functional and fun home that would make any family dizzy from morning till night.

It’s no surprise that this house is a childhood fantasy since its owner spends a lot of time with children as a pediatrician. Dr. Beth Worley has four children and commissioned her family to design this space together. “My kids wanted monkey bars, a slide, a zip line, a climbing wall and a secret passageway connecting the rooms…It became a family project,” she told the To post. The family took the job seriously. They did their research, conducted participant observations of the best features of the city’s playgrounds, and drew sketches.

The 4,000 square foot loft encompasses the entire seventh floor of the residential building, which was built in 1928. It has exposures on all four sides and is flooded with light throughout. Unheard of in the city, the first room in the elevator is a mud room. Compass listing agent Scott Hustis says, “It’s the best of suburban living in the city. There is also a 50ft wide great room with 11ft ceilings and a total of 14 windows.

The huge chef’s kitchen features a 17-foot island to seat your kids and their entire basketball team, including the second string. But not only is the house perfect for hosting team parties, it’s also a great gathering space for adults. Hidden behind the kitchen is a fully equipped pantry/prep kitchen which includes additional storage, refrigerator drawers and another dishwasher.

Hustis says, “This is one of those unique houses that ticks every box. What is most striking is the scale of the house and the ability to have the front and back of the house so distinct. The fun part is that you can simultaneously host an event or dinner party in one part of the house and the kids can be there but in their own space.

Each of the children’s bedrooms connects to a shared loft space and has its own way of accessing this shared space, including a rock wall, monkey bars, and a ladder. The zip line rests on a metal track and extends all the way down the hall to each child’s room. There is also a secret passage that leads from one room to another and the must-have yellow plastic-spiral slide. Fortunately, the slide is large enough to accommodate adults.

The designers have made this space a place the whole family can enjoy. Worley’s goal to “create something that would be fun for everyone and get the kids to go out more” was clearly achieved. The adult spaces are sophisticated and beautiful while the children’s spaces are beautiful and cheerful. All of this and Madison Square Park just steps from your door make this unit incredibly special.

[Listing: 260 5th Avenue, #7 by Scott Hustis, Mark JovanovicJillian Scheidler, and Frank Suriano of Compass]

[At CityRealty]


All photos courtesy of Compass

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