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.
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.