Rachel Zabar — of New York’s famed lox, bagel and babka household — has bought her downtown Manhattan loft for $3.15 million, in response to property information.
Although Zabar once told the New York Times that she labored within the bread, espresso and caviar departments as a youngster on the iconic gourmand grocer, she made her title as a high-end classic couture supplier.
Zabar tells Gimme Shelter she hasn’t lived within the dwelling, positioned at 19 Bond St. in Noho, since 2006 — when she moved to LA.
“I renovated it, and then rented it out. It was time to sell,” Zabar mentioned.
The sale of her condo was first reported by the Real Deal, which added the client is FlatRate Moving founder Sharone Ben-Harosh. StreetEasy shows the unfold first hit the market in June for $3.39 million and lowered its value three months later to $3.19 million. She purchased the unit for $920,000 in 2001, in response to information.
Still, Zabar added, she’s usually again within the Big Apple to see family and friends, together with her 94-year-old father Saul — whose dad and mom Louis and Lillian based the uptown appetizing vacation spot. In reality, Zabar hyperlinks her love of classic to her days on the Upper West Side, when she and her father used to hang-out the flea market.
“I was always interested in vintage, from the time I was around 9 years old,” Zabar mentioned. “My dad and I would always go to the flea market at Amsterdam and 77th Street. It was the era of the John Hughes movies, with the overcoats, and that kind of vintage look. I was always looking for vintage pieces and it just never ended — and I eventually turned it into a business.”
From her eponymous retailer, Rachel Zabar Vintage in LA — and her perch as a 1st dibs on-line classic supplier — Zabar sells couture to crimson carpet purchasers like Tracee Ellis Ross, Charlize Theron and Rihanna. Zabar additionally sells to non-public collectors, establishments like Tokyo’s Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, and style home archivists at manufacturers together with Saint Laurent and Gucci.
Zabar added that if she does purchase a brand new pied-à-terre within the metropolis, it is going to be in the identical downtown neighborhood, which is her nonetheless her favourite.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom house is 1,367 sq. ft. It comes with an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, robin’s egg blue cabinetry and recessed lighting. An space adjoining to the kitchen can function a eating nook or dwelling office. The bed room comes with a customized closet, a spa-like toilet and two floor-to-ceiling 18th century Provencal wooden doorways that open to shelving items.
Design particulars additionally embrace 12-foot ceilings, double-hung home windows, uncovered brick and authentic columns. There’s additionally a wall of built-in closets and a rolling ladder with bookshelves to the ceiling simply above it — in addition to a woodburning fire and sliding glass doorways that open to a Juliet balcony overlooking Lafayette and Bond streets.
Ian Slater of Compass — who declined to remark — had the itemizing, whereas Tamir Shemesh, of Serhant, repped the client.