A few renderings and pricing have been revealed for the uppermost penthouse at the Norman Foster-designed 551 West 21st Street. True to the hype, one of the building's three extravagant penthouses will feature a 61-foot-long lap pool as part of its 4,000-square-feet of private outdoor space. The rather rare outdoor amenity is on a terrace overlooking the Hudson River, the Observer has learned. Prospective buyers may find the $50 million penthouse a relative bargain compared to the city's other penthouse-with-private-pool (PDF!) which will ask $100 million at 50 UN Plazaalso designed by Norman Foster.
The West Chelsea storm-proof building's three penthouses will be priced from $35 million, and will all be 6,200-square-foot floor-throughs. The penthouses will feature separate service entrances, dual-sided wood burning fireplaces, an abundance of top-of-the-line appliances, oak herringbone floors, 12-foot ceilings, and of course, loggias. The 19-story building will have 44 apartments in total, priced from $5.75 million. A spokesperson for the development told the Observer that the building, which went on the market on February 28, is nearing 50 percent sold.
· Go Swimming Go Swimming in Your Own Sky Pool: a Penthouse Reveal at 551 West 21st Street [NYO]
· A First Look Inside Norman Foster's New West Chelsea Condos [Curbed]
· All 551 West 21st Street coverage [Curbed]