For an apartment half its original size, the 20th floor luxury condo at 535 West End Avenue is still pretty darn majestic. It had previously been combined with the floor above, plus a massive terrace, to form a $37.5 million megapenthouse that never hooked a buyer?so the two units were split last year. While it didn't take long for the top floor to sell for some $22M, the 6,637-square-foot 20th-floor unit?which is also the Lucien Lagrange-designed "21st-century prewar" building's last sponsor unit?has been rejiggered and restaged (see the new pics above) and was officially listed earlier this week. If your interest is piqued, then run on over to the open house, happening today between noon and 1:30pm. (Let's hope there will be some lunchtime nibbles at least.)
The sprawling apartment has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and a working fireplace, as well as east, west, north and south city views. The kitchen seems to have a bit of a double-take issue, with both gas and electric stoves and ovens and not one but two Miele dishwashers. Building amenities include a courtyard, a party room with a kitchen for catering staff, a gym, a game room with billiards and darts, a heated indoor pool with locker rooms and a steam room. And hey, for a maintenance fee of just $5,640 a month, you can even bring your pets, too.
Here now, for your reading pleasure, we've plucked the brokerbabble's most obsequious prose: "From the private landing with both resident and staff entrances you enter into the 28 foot gallery in the style of such grand architects as Emory Roth and Rosario Candela... High ceilings, rosewood and mahogany inlaid solid wood floors and traditional moldings throughout are some of the details that make this home feel grand and established."
· Official listing [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Official building website [535wea.com]
· West End Avenue's $37.5M Megapenthouse Splits in Two [Curbed]
· 535 West End Avenue [Curbed]