This “house hunter” pulled the trigger.
Loren Ruch, the mastermind behind more than 200 shows for HGTV including “Flip or Flop” and “House Hunters,” has scored a modern $1.85 million condo in Manhattan.
Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in the full-service Lumière building, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit spans over 1,250 square feet and no expense has been spared on the details. Ruch closed the home on April 3, records show.
The residence was completely renovated in 2014 by award-winning architect Christopher Rawlins according to an older list. Alterations have been made to the kitchen and second bedroom, while new lights and fixtures by David Weeks Studio have been installed throughout.
Features now include fully custom recessed and dimmable lighting and central air conditioning.
Entering the hall, an abundance of natural light streams in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, with a large walk-in closet to the side.
The newly remodeled kitchen diner is outfitted with Miele appliances, Caesarstone countertops and a large island that seats four.
Next to the kitchen is an entertainment area and a second bedroom. The second bedroom was previously used as a boudoir and features a moveable wall that easily opens to create a 30ft wide living space with open sky views.
Of the unit’s two balconies, the first, accessible from the dining room, faces north, offering views of New York landmarks including the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle and the Hearst Tower.
To the south of the apartment is the master suite, which includes an en-suite bathroom and a south-facing balcony overlooking the building’s private courtyard.
Lumiere, completed in 2005, is seven stories high and features full-time doorman/concierge service, resident superintendent, refrigerated warehouse, fitness room, individual storage units, a bicycle room and several balconies.
Matthew D. Hughes with Brown Harris Stevens held the list.
Ruch is the senior vice president of group development and production for HGTV and co-hosts the network’s “House Party” show, in which he interviews TV personalities and enhancement experts. habitat around cocktails.