A century ago wealthy New York families could keep their in-house staff on the far side of a sprawling classic six. That won’t cut it anymore. At 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, owners can purchase additional units on the lower levels to house their nannies and chefs, who ascend via separate elevators into dedicated service corridors. Indeed, architect Rafael Viñoly’s looming 1,396-foot tower is geared around a lifestyle of insular luxury: a driveway on 56th Street that deposits you right at the door; a stone-clad spa and pool; and, for the floor-through apartments, double elevator banks in the homes’ own private lobbies.
There’s even an on-site master concierge by way of general manager David Ryan, a 30-year hospitality veteran of the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons. And the interiors by Deborah Berke include breakfast nooks positioned right up against the huge 100-square-foot windows. Enjoy the sweeping city views from there, or from the 84-seat 3,500-square-foot residents-only restaurant downstairs. For inquiries, call Richard Wallgren at 212-554-5816.