Jay Manuel’s former Chelsea loft is going on the market for $3.25 million

are you smiling A Chelsea loft that was once owned by Jay Manuel – the former ‘America’s Next Top Model’. Creative director and author of the novel The Wig, the Bitch & the Meltdown – launched for $3.25 million.

Previous residents of the same Chelsea Mercantile building (at 252 Seventh Ave.) include chef Bobby Flay, actress Katie Holmes and singer Lance Bass.

Manuel and his partner Alton Johnson sold the fifth-story home to its current owners in 2011 for $2.55 million.

The two bedroom, two bathroom unit is 2,268 square feet with 11 foot beam ceilings, hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, a foyer and an eat-in kitchen for the chef. The master bedroom has a large closet and an en-suite bathroom.

An interior shot of the living room of the Chelsea house.
The 2,268-square-foot home has 11-foot ceilings and hardwood floors.
Eytan Stern Webber and Spotless Agency
An interior shot of the kitchen of the house.
The Chelsea Mercantile Pad features a chef’s kitchen with dining area.
Eytan Stern Webber and Spotless Agency
Interior shot of a bathroom in the house.
The house has two charming bathrooms and as many bedrooms.
Eytan Stern Webber and Spotless Agency

Fittingly, the 1907 building once housed the National Cloak and Suit Company, a contractor that made and shipped custom-made garments.

Current (wild) amenities include a gym, children’s playroom, bike storage, rooftop terrace – and a “secret” back entrance.

The stockbroker is Chloe Tucker Caine from Serhant.

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