Architect Carlos Zapata buys a slice of Manhattan

Venezuelan born American architect Carlos Zapata just picked up a piece of New York City. The designer just dropped $3.5 million on a co-op in Nolita, according to public records.

Known for designing the Standard East Village and the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Zapata is moving into three-bedroom unit at 451 Broome Street.

The apartment is currently divided into a two bedroom, one bath main space and an adjacent one bedroom one bath guest apartment. “This is a great opportunity to design a space to your taste that will afford windows in every room with amazing light and wonderful views of cast-iron and beaux arts architecture,” the listing reads.

Zapata is the principal of his eponymous firm studied at Pratt and Columbia. His current projects include luxury residential towers in Singapore and Miami.