So, this looks nice. The top two floors of Park Laurel were listed yesterday for $26,500,000 and, frankly, they are really something. The duplex penthouse was designed by famed architect Charles Gwathmey for mysterious rich guy John Michael Evans (we'd guess it's the Goldman Sachs executive, but apparently he lives elsewhere) and his family of seven. Gwathmey's homes were described in his 2009 New York Times obituary as "living spaces that were boldly geometric and luxuriously appointed, modern but certainly not spare" and this apartment is certainly all of that. The 5,000-square-foot penthouse includes 20-foot ceilings, 360-degree views, a moving bookcase door, an "art wall wine display," a double-sided fireplace, and plenty of other completely incredible things that you've never even thought of. They'll even throw in a 14th floor 2BR for another $2.75 million, if five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms aren't enough for you. Although, considering that the monthly costs for the duplex penthouse total $16,320, you might just want to stick with that.
· Listing: 15 West 63rd Street #PH40/41 [Elliman]