Inside The Gorgeous NYC Apartment HGTV Exec Loren Ruch Bought For $1.8 Million

Loren Ruch, currently HGTV's Group Senior Vice President of Development and Production, has bought a two-bedroom condo in Manhattan for $1.85 million. As per HGTV, the executive oversees a team responsible for all of HGTV's most popular shows, such as "Property Brothers: Forever Home," "Bargain Mansions," and "Celebrity IOU" just to name a few. In the 13 years working up to this role, Ruch has worked with many other popular channels like Food Network and Travel channel. Even before that, he found his calling in daytime television and game shows.

Ruch closed on his new condo on April 3, according to New York Post. Though the Lumiere building has been a familiar sight in the Hell's Kitchen district of Manhattan since 2005, when it was built, via StreetEasy, it was actually renovated by Christopher Rawlins, an award-winning architect, in 2014. Now, his condo is almost unrecognizable from what it used to be back in the early 2000s.

Stunning city views

The Lumiere building is a luxury apartment complex with gorgeous city views, especially from the vantage point of the top sixth and seventh floors. The open sky perspective provided by the residence's balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows makes for a romantic city living experience. Ruch's apartment specifically has views of Hearst Tower and The Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, explains the listing by Brown Harris Stephens.

As mentioned, two balconies are included in this apartment's design. The first primary balcony is north-facing and accessible from the dining room/living room area. The door to the balcony is almost completely glass, and no view is obstructed by the railing, which is made from only a few metal rods. The second balcony is just off the primary bedroom. To reach it, you walk through a single glass door framed by even more windows. The terrace is south-facing, so the room and balcony never get too much harsh light. It is perched just over a private courtyard attached to the Lumiere building, so this secluded outdoor patio is perfect for some alone time in the fresh air.

A great use of space

During its 2014 renovation, apartment 6C received many new features and amenities, as perĀ New York Post. The kitchen and the second bedroom were redesigned the most. New Miele appliances were added to the kitchen, as well as Caesarstone countertops and custom lacquer cabinetry. A large island sits in the middle of the space with a cool design that allows up to four people to eat at it. It's the perfect spot for a quick breakfast or an intimate glass of wine with one or two friends.

The second bedroom adjacent to the living room actually functions as a den most of the time. When used as a den, it is unrecognizable as a bedroom since it includes three chairs, a couch, a coffee table, and a television set. Yet, when the pull-out couch is made into a bed, and the extra furniture is pushed to the side, it becomes a surprisingly comfortable bedroom perfect for temporary guests. For privacy, a movable wall is stored in the columns, which can be taken out to reconfigure the space, says Brown Harris Stephens.

A cozy primary bedroom

The primary bedroom in Roch's new home is small but attractive. It has two decently sized closets, a balcony, an en suite bathroom, and just outside the door is a large walk-in closet. The natural light coming from the windows adorning the south wall helps to make the room look bigger. The attached bathroom has a walk-in shower, a full tub, and his and hers sinks, as seen on Zillow. It has great lighting for doing makeup or trimming one's beard, and to make that even easier, the bathroom mirror spans almost the whole length of the wall.

The second bathroom just off the kitchen has a similar setup, though it is missing the walk-in shower and second sink. Likewise, it has an oversized mirror and a gorgeous stone countertop matching the larger one in the primary bathroom. Every inch of this 1,250 square foot apartment is used wisely, making sure not a bit of space is wasted. Additions like the convertible den/bedroom and the extra closet space make sure that you have plenty of room for your things while still keeping the residence looking clean and orderly.