Gramercy Park in one of the most prestigious addresses in all of Manhattan, and this penthouse duplex is an excellent example of why this area maintains such a fabulous reputation both in the city of New York, and around the world. In an offering by upscale real-estate broker Corcoran, it’s a remake of a prewar (1924) era apartment by London-based architect John Pawson and done in a minimalist, ultra-streamlined design. In many ways, the views and the location are the “stars” here, as the realtor explains: “This unique apartment is most striking for its understated calm but still manages to feel utterly luxurious combined with the 24/7 services available from the 5-star Gramercy Park Hotel.” Indeed, there is a degree of understatement here — understated opulence, that is.
The apartment features an entry gallery on its lower level (the 17th); this leads in turn to a great room, a library with cozy wood burning fireplace, and a formal dining room. Also on this floor are a media room, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an additional powder room, and a spacious eat-in kitchen that looks onto the Chrysler Building. Ascend the winding staircase and you’ll arrive at the master bedroom suite — along with another wood burning fireplace, home office space, and two fabulous private terraces with magnificent views of Gramercy Park and downtown New York. When you put all this space together with uncluttered luxury — plenty of storage is included — and such a splendid location, it’s no wonder this residence is listed at a cool $14.9 million asking price!