The Chelsea Mercantile

252 Seventh Avenue

Active Listings
17 Active Sales | 11 Active Rentals
Unit Beds Baths Sq Ft Price
APT 12T 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,140 $2,695,000
APT 9O 2 BEDS 2 BATHS N/A $2,900,000
APT 10W 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,508 $2,995,000
APT 11H 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,624 $2,995,000
APT 7J 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,313 $3,100,000
APT 7J 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,313 $3,100,000
APT 6U 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,665 $3,200,000
APT 4D 3 BEDS 2.5 BATHS 1,934 $3,350,000
APT 12R 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 2,259 $3,400,000
APT 12R 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 2,259 $3,400,000
APT 6A 3 BEDS 2 BATHS 2,100 $3,585,000
APT 5U 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,665 $3,600,000
APT 5U 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,665 $3,600,000
APT 6R 2 BEDS 1.5 BATHS 2,268 $3,915,000
PHA 3 BEDS 3 BATHS 2,185 $4,995,000
PHX 3 BEDS 3 BATHS 2,490 $5,995,000
APT 6RA 4 BEDS 4 BATHS 4,343 $7,495,000
Unit Beds Baths Sq Ft Price
APT 11K 1 BED 1 BATHS 959 $5,300
APT 5K 1 BED 1 BATHS 980 $5,500
APT 5K 1 BED 1 BATHS 980 $5,500
APT 10Y 1 BED 1 BATHS 1,010 $6,500
APT 10Y 1 BED 1 BATHS 1,010 $6,500
APT 4F 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,531 $8,395
APT 7G 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,637 $8,500
APT 8U 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,665 $9,162
APT 12H 2 BEDS 2 BATHS 1,624 $9,500
APT 10P 2 BEDS 3 BATHS 2,203 $13,900
APT 10P 2 BEDS 3 BATHS 2,203 $13,900

Building Description

The Chelsea Mercantile is one of the largest residential conversions in Chelsea. Nestled between West 24th and 25th streets, 252 Seventh Avenue is located at the heart of this lively neighborhood. Although the conversion was completed in 2000, the building is rich in history. Originally built in 1908, The Mercantile was known simply as “The National,” and operated as a clothing mail order house before being converted to the Veterans Administration building after World War II. The renovated building maintains the early 20th century limestone façade and Moroccan tile underneath the rotunda.  The sprawling lobby captures the building's history with deep colors and mosaic décor in the terrazzo flooring. The 354 apartments in the Chelsea Mercantile range from studios to four-bedroom lofts. Gourmet kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, black granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets and built-in garbage disposals are standard for all units. The master bathrooms are equally luxurious, and feature limestone walls and floors, deep-soaking tubs and separate stall showers. The 10,000 sq. ft. rooftop deck—and many of the apartments themselves—provides an excellent view of the city. An extensive fitness center and children's playroom are open to all residents. Other amenities include a full-time doorman, concierge, and a valet service for cleaning. A Whole Foods is located on the ground level for an unbeatably convenient shopping experience. Public transportation is easily accessible, with the M20 7th Ave bus stop in front of the building and the M23 crosstown bus and the 1 train a mere block away.

Building Amenities

  • bike storage
  • children's playroom
  • courtyard
  • doorman
  • elevator
  • fitness center
  • garage
  • garden
  • laundry
  • laundry room on every floor
  • lounge
  • nursery
  • parking
  • pied-a-terre allowed
  • rooftop deck
  • storage room
  • sublets allowed
  • valet service
  • washer/dryer allowed
Active Listings
17 Active Sales | 11 Active Rentals


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Stretching from 14th Street to 34th Street west of Sixth Avenue, Chelsea is the epicenter of the Manhattan arts scene, home to over 200 galleries. The Chelsea Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places, where early 19th century residential and industrial architecture...


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