[Above, two photos of the double-height living room. Below, 49 photos of the apartment, plus one ginormous floorplan.]
Wow. The more looks we get at it, the more ridiculous this ODA Architecture-designed 18,000-foot duplex penthouse on the East Side gets. First there were mere renderings, then there was a 12-minute video with tantalizing pans narrated by ODA's executive director Eran Chan, and now the firm has unleashed 49 photos and a floorplan of the over-the-top residence. The palatial six-bedroom, 12-bathroom pad features, among other things, a
foyer full-on art gallery and sculpture garden with works by big-name artists, a 30-foot waterfall and reflecting pool, a zen garden, a teahouse, a game room, a cigar room, a recording studio, a screening room, a day spa and gym, and a barrel-vaulted wine cellar that holds 2,000 bottles.
ODA calls it "one of the largest apartments in Manhattan... with 360 degrees views of New York City, housing one of the largest private art collections in the world." The firm hasn'tand won't, for privacy reasonsname the owner, but a combination of Curbed tipster savvy, prior media reports, and careful analysis of the penthouse's views all point to Blackstone Master of the Universe Chinh E. Chu, a senior managing director with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion who in 2007 spent $33 million on the Trump World Tower's 89th floor and half of the 90th. A commenter noted that he bought out the other half of the 90th floor just to, you know, make it an even two stories. And then ODA was tapped for the renovation, which produced the impressive abode pictured, and video-ed, below.
And in case all of those visuals weren't enoughwe see you, penthouse porn junkieshere's a teaser version of ODA's video:
For the insatiable, here's the 12-minute version:
· ODA Penthouse [YouTube; teaser]
· Inside the Epic, Art-Filled Penthouse With A Waterfall By ODA [Curbed]
· 90 Stories Above Manhattan, This Pad Has a 30' Waterfall [Curbed]