By Andrea Romano
Updated: May 29, 2019
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Here’s the perfect home for anyone who wants to stop being polite and start being real.

Gen Xers (and older Millennials) probably remember one of the most iconic “reality” shows of all time: "The Real World." It was dramatic, it was quintessentially 90’s, and of course, it all started in New York City back in 1992.

Even though it’s been a couple of decades, the gigantic apartment that housed the seven original strangers on the classic MTV show is still just as unfairly palatial as ever – and it’s on the market (finally). Sorry, if all of that made you feel old.

The 6,500 square foot duplex is located inside a co-op building at 565 Broadway, in the middle of the painfully chic and tragically hip Soho neighborhood, according to Gothamist.

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The five-bedroom loft takes up a full floor of the building and features a 2,500 square foot “great room,” a master suite, two full baths, two half baths, a gallery, an open kitchen with butler’s pantry, and a 1,000 square foot renovated living space (former studio) with it’s own kitchen and dining area, according to the listing.

The mezzanine is 1,500 square feet with two staircases, four bedrooms (or offices), two full baths, and a library.

According to the listing, the building was once the showroom for the Ball Black & Co, a seller of jewelry and luxury items “to rival Tiffany’s.” It has also served as a popular fashion shoot location.

The loft is also close by to the amazing Soho shopping district and popular downtown New York City restaurants. Not that you’d ever want to leave your home if you lived there.

Of course, perhaps the least down-to-earth and “real” thing about this apartment is the price, which comes to a cool $7.5 million. A price that some of the 1992 cast members would likely not even fathom on their first day in their shared home. Times have certainly changed in the last 27 years.

But it’s a full floor loft in Soho, so considering how expensive it is to live elsewhere in New York City, we can’t be too surprised at this staggering price tag. It will truly be the “finest hour” for anyone who does manage to snap up this place.

More information on this iconic Soho loft can be found on the Wald Real Estate website.

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