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Why have just one penthouse when you can have two? Well, that's just what hit the market at the new NYC residential building 555 West End Avenue. The sprawling apartment—listed for $42 million—combined the Terrace Penthouse and The Solarium Penthouse to make one of the most impressive listings ever.
The Upper West Side building is already a standout with spacious floor plans and original architectural details from its days as a Beaux-Arts private school. The historic property was converted into 13 one-of-a-kind residences, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after residential addresses. But the developers wanted to make one unit even more special by combining the two penthouses into one.
The result? An expansive private home that spans over 8,400 square feet across two full floors and has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two powder rooms. It also has a chef-worthy kitchen, master bath with Calacatta Gold marble slabs, direct elevator access, pet spa, and access to building amenities like a gym and recreation room.
As far as one-of-a-kind features go, you can't beat the great room that boasts a 20-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling. That's thanks to the former school's rooftop gymnasium that was converted into this awe-inspiring space that's rare in the middle of Manhattan.
While the interior is undoubtedly magnificent, it might be the exterior that takes the cake. It has 3,100 square feet of outdoor space with a south-facing balcony, wraparound terrace, and a private full-floor roof terrace. Better yet, many of the terraces connect directly to the great rooms allowing for that rare urban indoor and outdoor living.
"The high-end luxury buyers re-entering the Manhattan market have three main priorities: bigger living space, outdoor space, and something rare that is only theirs and can never be replicated. This Penthouse is everything that the buyer wants and more," Cathy Taub, senior global real estate advisor and associate broker for Sotheby's International Realty, told Departures.
Alexa Lambert of Compass Development (which is handling sales along with Sotheby's International Realty) added, "We've taken two penthouses that were already unique and special in their own right and have designed a wonderful way to combine them to create what will be one of the most spectacular apartments available in Manhattan."