In the News: Some fabulous Tribeca lofts

Architectural Digest features the very cool ground-floor loft of photographer and designer Jaimie Baird, who has made a home out of the former Vinyl nightclub that closed in 2004 in the American Express building on Collister. “It was built in 1866 and retains many of the original details, including exposed brick walls and a double-height front door so spacious a horse and buggy could easily pass through…As for furniture, she sourced new and vintage pieces that would live in harmony in the dual-use space, like a custom cerused oak dining table and vintage-inspired media cabinet by Rhode Island–based designer Jeff Soderbergh (the latter hides a retractable television), Italian side tables from the 1970s, a Fritz Hansen armchair from the 1960s, and a plush Montauk sofa that could easily fit all five members of her family.”

The “Queen of Versailles,” Jackie Siegel, who along with her husband are the owners of “Versailles,” the country’s largest home, and the subjects of a documentary, TV series and now, an upcoming Broadway show — have listed their duplex penthouse at 49 Chambers for $19.5 million, according to The Post. They paid $8.7 million for it last year. If you need to know (I did, and now I am sorry) “Versailles” is 90,000 square feet built on 10 acres in Windermere, Florida.

AD also features Stranger Things producer-director Shawn Levy and his wife Serena’s loft in what I am guessing is 443 Greenwich, but not sure. Either way, it’s worth clicking to see the library. It was designed by Jeremiah Brent. “Brent further integrated the Levys’ well-worn routines into the brief. The bar in the great room, a favorite spot for Shawn and Serena to end the day with a cocktail or entertain friends, is appropriately focal, appointed with a Calacatta turquoise marble top, vintage stools recovered in rich green leather, and a French Victorian carved giltwood mirror.”

Curbed features the Bohemian apartment of Federico de Francesco, who gave up his career in finance to become an artist, “and to live like one.” He rented a loft on Reade until that building was sold and he moved here — a fifth-floor walk up that he also uses as a studio. He also has a show at The Journal Gallery opening Feb. 2.