Police Headquarters' Gymnasium Gets Turned Into Insane Apartment

If you've ever wondered what goes on in that gigantic Beaux Arts building in Soho across from Brinkley's, get ready to be green with apartment envy. The gorgeous, 1905 structure was once the Police Headquarters, and now serves as apartments for the downtown richies. The prize of the place—the Gymnasium Apartment, a living space that takes over the entire former gym for all those buff police recruits. Slightly reminiscent of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the 6,000-square-foot pad is the ultimate in spacious NYC living, with barrel-vaulted-ceilings, a sweeping staircase, four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and an impressive sculpture and painting collection—all masterminded by architect Charles Gwathmey. Estimated at $14,500,000, somehow we don't think this would make our Renting 101 guide.
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