Some of the world’s weirdest properties can be found in New York City, like apartments with indoor pools and swings, but this really could be the craziest of them all. Jeremy Noritz has created an amazing retro-futuristic submarine fantasy inside an apartment co-op in Chelsea on West 29th Street. It’s Jules Verne meets Tim Burton, said his broker, Parul Brahmbhatt, of Core.
The apartment comes with a submarine style door and a giant Technicolor zeppelin that dangles from the ceiling. There are also pulleys, antique pipes, wrenches, tools designed as cabinet handles, miniature planes and big old wooden casts. Everything from large wooden gears weighing more than 500 pounds to the vintage recliners with built-in cup holders in the living room were collected by Mr. Noritz from metal foundries and antique shops.
In the kitchen, antique wrenches double as drawer pulls and cabinet door handles. Some cabinets display antique fans instead of dishes. Mr. Noritz said the sepia-colored concrete floors were inspired by the patina of a favored Rodin sculpture. The bedroom holds a Murphy bed. It’s operated by another complex contraption—a deactivated bomb, that lifts and lowers to move the bed.
Mr. Noritz, a filmmaker, said photos of zeppelins informed the design, as did steampunk style, which is inspired by science-fiction and fanciful interpretations of Victorian-era technology. I wanted to build a unique experience for visitors and myself, he said.
The two-bedroom property is on the market for $1.75million and has already been generating attention since it was listed on Tuesday.