Inside $3.25 Million Loft Once Owned By Jay Manuel Of America's Next Top Model

Jay Manuel is best known for his role as a creative consultant on the long-running, 24-season reality television show "America's Next Top Model" from 2003 to 2012, via IMDb. The 49-year-old has found further success since leaving the show. He founded his beauty line Jay Manuel Beauty, he authored the book "The Wig, The Bitch, & The Meltdown," and he has fit the roles of host, judge, creative director, and executive producer on several television shows, as per Jay Manuel Official.

Recently, Manuel's former NYC Chelsea loft, which he lived in during the height of his career at America's Next Top Model, was put on the market for $3.25 million, according to New York Post. The loft has also been home to celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Bobby Flay, and Lance Bass. Manuel sold the property where he lived with his boyfriend, Alton Johnson, for $2.55 million in 2011. The price of the 5th-floor apartment has clearly increased rapidly since then. With that said, let's take a look at this gorgeous two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft in New York City.

A gorgeous eat-in chef's kitchen

The home's front door opens into a surprisingly large foyer with a closet for coats and shoes, as seen on the listing by Zillow. Beyond the foyer, you'll notice a dining and living space with one wall of oversized western-facing windows peering out over the courtyard. This space boasts 11-foot tall ceilings making each room seem even more spacious than it already is. Additions of contemporary wall moldings and beautiful hardwood floors play into the luxury you feel when you walk through the front door.

In the eat-in chef's kitchen, residents first notice the stainless steel countertops and backsplashes. These make the kitchen simple to clean and easy for tenants to live out their "Top Chef" dreams right in their own home. As explained by Streeteasy, the kitchen also includes top-of-the-line appliances from the Meile, Sub-Zero, and Gaggenau, as well as a built-in coffee system, lots of wine storage, and two eat-in demi-islands. Not to mention, there is also plenty of space to the north of the kitchen for a sizable formal dining table for entertaining guests.

A grand primary bedroom

This 2,269 square foot loft is host to two large rooms and two bathrooms. One room is described as the primary bedroom, while the other is listed as a home office. Though, we're not sure anyone needs a luxury walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom in their office. In the listing photos found on Zillow, the home office is actually converted into a guest bedroom featuring a large bed tucked into a nook and a sitting area with some chairs and stools just in front of it. The walk-in closet that is attached uses lots of built-in drawers, bars, and shelves to fit plenty of clothes for the next New York fashionista that moves here. Kiddie corner to the closet is a small space where the doors to the ensuite bathroom and laundry room can be found. The bathroom features one toilet, a sink, and a bathtub/shower.

The primary bedroom, as expected, is even more spectacular. While it doesn't include a walk-in closet, it does have a cooler architectural design, windows, a roomy reach-in closet, and a larger ensuite primary bathroom. The primary bathroom includes a soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and his and her sinks, as seen in the article by New York Post.

Superb NYC views

Manuel's previous dwelling is located in the Chelsea Mercantile, which functioned as the headquarters of the National Cloak and Suit Company, a made-to-order garment service, back in the early 1900s, as per the listing on Streeteasy. The luxury condominium made up of four neighboring buildings provides its tenants with 24-hour door attendants, valet parking, concierge service, a children's playroom, a gym, and a gorgeous rooftop deck with views of the NYC skyline.

New York natives and non-locals alike would love this building due to its on-site Whole Foods, which makes grocery shopping a breeze in the city, and its proximity to great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other stores. Additionally, the apartment building is not far from Madison Square Park and Chelsea Market. The home is perfect for those looking to live the easy life in a city racked with long lines and ever-changing cab fares.