Comprising the entire 74th floor at 53 West 53, this grand 4,928 square feet Penthouse residence features two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and north-, south-, east-, and west-facing exposures that span across Central Park, the Hudson River, East River, city skyline, and beyond. Gracious proportions, magnificent details, and ceilings that range up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont's masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.
With direct elevator access, the exquisite home opens upon a sprawling gallery that separates living and entertainment spaces from the private primary bedroom wing. To the north, a spectacular 38'10" x 22'8" living room is surrounded by three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north-, west-, and east-facing views that dazzle at every moment of day or night. The space flows into the massive eat-in kitchen designed by Thierry Despont for Molteni and offering north- and west-facing views. Anchored by an oversized center island, the kitchen features polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash that complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes two fully integrated refrigerators and freezers, a six-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, two integrated dishwashers, double wall oven, speed oven, steam oven, dual under-counter wine refrigerators, and an integrated coffee maker.
The primary suite is a study in grandeur, featuring a 30'4" x 17' bedroom wrapped in three walls of glass to the north, south, and west; a 21'3" x 12'3" sitting room, an oversized walk-in closet, and a spacious, windowed en suite bath with radiant heated floors. Elegantly appointed in polished Noir St. Laurent marble, high-honed Verona limestone, and polished Peruvian golden travertine with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures throughout, the primary bathroom features two separate custom carved vanities, a cast iron Lefroy Brooks soaking tub, freestanding shower, private water closet with commode and bidet, and a linen closet. The secondary bedroom faces east and offers an en suite bathroom clad in high-honed Verona limestone with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures. Completing the residence are a beautifully appointed powder room, a large walk-in closet, a discreet utility room with side-by-side washer and vented dryer, and a separate service entrance for the ultimate in privacy. No detail has been overlooked, from the custom interior lighting design by Thierry Despont in collaboration with Bill Schwinghammer, to the motorized Lutron solar shades throughout with additional blackout shades in each bedroom, to the supply of humidified and filtered fresh air throughout the home.
With architecture by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel and interiors by the legendary Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 is a true icon, rising 1,050 feet in the heart of Manhattan against the cinematic backdrop of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape. Over 30,000 square feet of extraordinary amenities and deeply personalized, five-star-hotel-level services transcend even the most discerning expectations.
The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from Sponsor. File No. CD14-0230. Sponsor: W2005/Hines West Fifty-Third Realty, LLC, c/o Hines, 345 Hudson Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10014.
Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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