Rosario Candela is widely regarded as the unsung architect who influenced New York City’s high-rise, prewar luxury developments during the Jazz Age. It’s been many years since Candela’s designs have taken shape, however, apartments within his developments still command top dollar and are lauded as some of Manhattan’s most desirable homes in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side.
This $12.5 million dollar penthouse within a Rosario Candela-designed building on East 88th Street is one of such apartments. The 4,030-square-foot condo has been revamped by Champalimaud Design to include modern conveniences and includes four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and an abundance of outdoor space. The light-filled abode features a contemporary design with a gas fireplace in the living room, beamed ceilings, a den, and an eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances.
Each one of the four bedrooms have marble-bedecked en-suite bathrooms and there are at least walk-in closets, along with many smaller ones throughout. There are three private terraces, each one accessed by glass French doors, that offer a total of 1,100 square feet of outdoor space. One of the terraces overlooks Central Park’s reservoir and the Guggenheim Museum’s copper dome.