Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty hits the heights in Manhattan at an outstanding triplex penthouse appartment designed to impress and now being handled through the equally impressive Halstead Property.
The clue is in the name. The Flatiron district in New York takes its moniker from the building at 175 Fifth Avenue that is shaped – unsurprisingly – like a flat iron. When it was completed in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in New York. Now it is dwarfed, but the neighbourhood that lies in the shadow of the Empire State Building has adopted its name.
It is a popular area about half way between Wall Street and Central Park and not far from Broadway. So it is an ideal location for a boutique collection of homes designed by celebrated interior architect David Mann of MR Architecture & Decor.
The building where all this happens is called 21W20. Perched on top to enjoy the incredible views is a triplex penthouse occupying the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth floors. At roof top level is the 1,000 sq. ft. master suite with a glass-walled master bedroom. Alongside there is also a home office that opens up to a private meditation terrace overlooking lower Manhattan.
The fourteenth floor features 1,700 sq. ft. of rooftop deck space with 360 views. This is one-of-a-kind rooftop entertaining with outdoor spa. A glass enclosed solarium and billiard room bookend the deck for privacy.
The thirteenth floor opens onto a grand open living area with expansive views north and south. This open space contains large seating and dining areas with a bio-fuel fireplace as its centre and panoramic spaces framed by an expansive 75 ft. south facing terrace.
Of course the fabulous kitchen is heaving with appliances and fixtures from the likes of Miele, Julien, and Grohe; and it is groaning in marble. Naturally there is a 24-hour doorman, refrigerated storage for grocery deliveries, private space available for purchase that can be converted into climate controlled wine storage. Plus there is secure elevator accessed bicycle storage and a pet washroom.
In all there is over 6,910 interior sq. ft. and 2,648 exterior sq. ft. For the man or woman about town this is about as good as it gets as it’s got just about everything. And being quite close to the famous Garment District there should also be no shortage of help to do the ironing.