Parties: We like them! Invite us to yours!
Event: We swung by (pun intended!) a couple of penthouse at the Setai Fifth Avenue condo and hotel for a cocktail party. As for the occasion?when isn't it a good time for party? Oh, and the building just changed brokers.
In the House: Quite a few people! Being in the penthouse where the food was being served felt a bit like walking along the crowded Midtown streets outside. But thankfully, there were no busloads of tourists looking for the Empire State Building.
Menu: Wine and passed hors d'oeuvres. We spotted scallops and something else with beef and arugula. We didn't get close enough to grab any, which means they were probably tasty.
Dress Code: Suits and party dresses.
Overheard: Lots of comments on the master bedroom/bathroom and plenty of admiration for the views.
Soundtrack: Broker chat.
What We Saw: The actual penthouse apartments, unfurnished. Each one's over 3,000 square feet. Some shots in the gallery above?pardon our amateur photography.
The Skinny: As far as Fifth Avenue penthouses go, these seemed a bit more livable than the cupola at 141 Fifth, even with the ear-popping elevator ride to the top of the 60-floor building. But we're not sure the neighborhood is quite what the buyer of a $13 million or a $15 million penthouse (or buy 'em both and combine for $28 million) will be looking for.
Here's the floorplan for one of the penthouses:
· Setai Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]