Plebes like us will never know what it is to live like developer Larry Silverstein, but new pictures of the 78th floor duplex penthouse directly below his 80th-floor spread at vaunted Robert A.M. Stern project 30 Park Place at least give us a hint (and it’s not too shabby.) The 5,937-square-foot duplex 78B is spread over half of the building’s 78th and 79th floors, and with that is one of two apartments that come with that classic Stern loggia that’s seen in the architect’s other projects like 15 Central Park West and 520 Park Avenue.
The model apartment was designed by Robert Couturier, who endowed the living spaces with sophisticated and subtle furnishings. But as the photos show, it isn’t hard to make a 78th floor penthouse with a 400-square-foot loggia and views of lower Manhattan look good. The penthouse comes with five bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, and is listed for $29.5 million. The adjacent penthouse 78A, with view up the length of Manhattan, is on the market for $32.5 million.
Back in the day, the two penthouses on floors 78 and 79 were also being marketed as a single duplex penthouse with a price tag of $65 million.