Modernist architect Lee Mindel has touched many a great apartment with his design work, like Sting and Trudie Styler’s glorious 15 Central Park West duplex and the extremely pricey condos of Upper East Side conversion The Marquand. But no where is the Shelton, Mindel & Associates principal’s work more prominently on display than in his own apartment.
Mindel listed his duplex at 143 West 20th Street in September 2015, inviting prying eyes into the 3,500-square-foot co-op he’s crafted from top to bottom. But the architect’s home is designed to his very own exacting tastes, which has made it a tough sell. Originally listed for $12.5 million, the apartment just underwent another of several price chops, bringing its ask down to $8.6 million.
For the apartment, the modernist architect crafted a circular entry hall that doubles as an area to display Mindel’s variety or art. A custom sculptural glass staircase hugs the outside of the entry hall and leads to the second floor’s solarium, that lets out onto a generous terrace.
The apartment—on the market with Deborah Grubman, David Adler and Mike Fabbri of The Corcoran Group—also includes a large, south-facing window-lined living room; four bedrooms; and two and a half bathrooms.