US$16 Million Penthouse Goes on Sale in New York’s West Chelsea

Penthouse B is the last of 32 condo units for sale at the newly completed luxury 500W21 development.

The “crown jewel” penthouse in one of the most coveted blocks in New York’s West Chelsea district, has come onto market for US$16 million.

Penthouse B is the last of 32 condo units for sale at the newly completed luxury 500W21 development, adjacent to the reclaimed High Line. The High Line is the 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built on an elevated section of the disused New York Central Railroad, which was completed last year.

Designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the interiors are the work of local designer Mark Zeff, who is known for his comfortable-industrial aesthetic and open, loft-like layouts, using materials such as limestone and oil-rubbed bronze.

This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home has living area of nearly 4,000 square feet. But its major selling point is its 400 square foot outdoor, south-facing terrace, which the agent says “brings the outdoors, indoors”.

“The terrace is exactly where people want it — off the entertaining space,” said James Lansill, senior managing director of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, which is selling the property.

The master bedroom has two walk-in closets and an extravagant master bathroom with white marble walls, brown marble flooring, brushed bronzed vanities and a free-standing cast-iron Toto bathtub. There are marble his-and-hers vanity sinks, a separate walk-in shower and heated floors. The second and third bedrooms each have en-suite bathrooms. A zoned four-pipe fan coil system allows for temperature control throughout the apartment.

A large open kitchen and den, wrapped by curving casement windows, has views of the Empire State Building and the New York City skyline beyond. The kitchen has handcrafted custom cabinetry of cerused and quarter-sawn white oak in a dark-brown stain, a white marble slab backsplash and countertop, and a large breakfast island. Cutting-edge appliances are in-built, including a Miele Electric convection oven, speed oven and gas cooktop, and there is a Gaggenau 48in built-in refrigerator and an under-counter Marvel wine fridge.

For the home-away-from-home experience there is a 24-hour concierge and on-site building management. The state-of-the-art 2,000 square foot fitness centre was designed by The Wright Fit and there is a residents’ lounge with a billiard table, catering kitchen with bar, dining and meeting area and audiovisual screening.

The block neighbours the historic General Theological Seminary to the east and the reclaimed High Line to the West. West Chelsea is known for its avant-garde art in landmark buildings such as the nearby Gagosian Gallery, the David Zwirner Gallery and the Rubin Museum of Art. It’s also a place to see and be seen with private members’ club Soho House and Japanese fine-dining restaurant Morimoto.

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