This massive 5000 sq. ft. Park Avenue Penthouse condominium duplex two blocks from Central Park, offers extraordinary scale, soaring 11’5” ceilings, huge floor to ceiling windows with glorious views of Central Park, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. A studio apartment overlooking Park Avenue that can be used for staff, guest, office, or additional bedroom, is available for purchase, as well as a wine room and two storage units. Panoramic views of Central Park, the Manhattan skyline, Park Avenue and beyond to the George Washington Bridge surround the Penthouse, which is gloriously imbued with the architectural genius of world renowned designer, Juan Pablo Molyneux. The duplex, located in one of New York’s most coveted limestone condominiums at the corner of Park Avenue and 60th Street, offers utmost privacy comprising the entire 36th floor and 37th floor of this 43 story building, and is joined by an exquisite onyx staircase with an intricately designed wrought iron railing, and the apartment’s own private interior elevator. Every room in this sumptuous residence has double exposures either north and west over Central Park or south and east with iconic city views, filling the Penthouse with extraordinary light.
Molyneux’s superb finishes consist of parquet de Versailles floors, onyx and marble floors and door surrounds, a 19th century French scagliola fireplace, Guerin hardware throughout, all reflecting the grandeur and meticulous workmanship of Molyneux. The private elevator landing leads to a grand entrance gallery with onyx and marble patterned floor, soaring 11’ 5” tray ceiling and sweeping onyx staircase with beautiful wrought iron railing, and leading to the private quarters on the second floor. Off the entrance gallery is the magnificent 30’ x 20’ corner drawing room with parquet de Versailles floor, Venetian plaster walls, rare 19th century French scagliola woodburning fireplace, 11.5 ceiling and three floor to ceiling windows filling the room with Central Park views, iconic city views, and beautiful light. The private corner library is off the living room and has 11’5” ceiling and long views north and east. Across the entrance gallery is the 20’ corner formal dining room with parquet de Versailles floor, 11’5” ceiling and floor to ceiling windows with views to the ornate top of the Pierre Hotel and the park beyond. A lavish onyx powder room is off the entrance gallery. The large 24’ x 14’ corner windowed dine-in chef’s kitchen is state-of-the-art and offers a marble floor, center island, custom cabinetry with marble countertops, Thermador, SubZero and Miele appliances, and a breakfast area. A staff bath is off the kitchen. The upper floor has 4 corner bedrooms, including the enormous corner master bedroom, 21’ x 15’, with high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows offering views of Central Park and north to the George Washington Bridge. The huge spa-like en-suite onyx master bath has a large window, double vanity sinks, a jacuzzi, and walk-in shower. Two oversized walk-in closets complete the master suite. The second bedroom is 20’ x 13’, with double exposures with beautiful views, high ceiling, large walk-in closet, and en-suite onyx bath. The third and fourth corner bedrooms face east with brilliant sunshine, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and en-suite onyx baths. A laundry room completes the floor. The Penthouse has a Crestron sound and lighting system, fiber optics, and central air conditioning. The prestigious white glove condominium offers a full-time concierge and valet service, elegant lobby, windowed private sitting room off the lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center, dining salon with catering kitchen for use by residents, conference room, and 24 hour security. The Penthouse offers an extraordinary lifestyle, close to world class shopping, restaurants, museums, cultural events.
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