West Chelsea Contemporary Classic Penthouse designed by Architectural Digest architect Steven Harris: Perched above a brand new elegant limestone-clad building with bronze-framed windows is this exceptional duplex penthouse that epitomizes grace and elegance.
The elevator door opens into a gracious Rosario Candela inspired double-height entry gallery revealing the sculptural stairway that connects the two floors. A grandly scaled living room/dining room is flanked on either end by three sets of French Doors with truly extraordinary art walls. To the north these doors lead onto a large terrace with views towards Midtown and the Hudson River. A svelte study with a wood-burning fireplace with a Rosa Levanto marble fireplace mantle and its own private balcony connects to this room. The entire apartment with its 10ft+ ceilings is finished with European solid oak floors with a distinctive Chevron pattern in the living areas. Chic molding details are in abundance, framing doors and windows and the transition from walls to ceiling, each custom crafted with tremendous intellect and care. Steven Harris designed recessed panel doors featuring custom P.E. Guerin hardware, high performance, multi-zone heating and cooling systems with humidity controls, filtered fresh air, electric shade pockets in all windows, prewiring for audio and lighting controls.
To the South is a large eat-in kitchen with its own private breakfast terrace. The kitchen is exquisitely milled with Custom crafted Jacaranda wood cabinetry with Rajack antique bronze hardware. The upper cabinets with bronze framed Bendheim fluted glass doors are operated by Blum soft closing European hinges. The counters and backsplashes are pure white stain-proof and heat and scratch resistant Glassos crystalized glass. The appliances include a Sub Zero 36" refrigerator/freezer, a La Cornue, CornuFe110 Stove professional-style range cooktop, a Miele Diamond dishwasher, a Sub Zero integrated wine refrigerator, Panasonic microwave oven and Range Craft custom stainless steel hood. Both the kitchen and laundry room have Elkay sinks with Vola faucets and sprayers.
Upstairs (also accessible via the elevator) the enormous master bedroom suite with a fireplace features a windowed Calacatta gold marble en suite bathroom with radiant heated floors. The Custom designed vanity with Bianco Dolomiti honed marble countertop has two Kohler under-mount sinks and Vola polished chrome faucets with mirrored backlit medicine cabinets set within a brushed nickel frame. A Zuma under-mount bathtub with Vola mixer, spout and hand-shower abuts the large shower stall. The Master features its own private balcony with views towards the river. There are three additional bedroom suites, each with their own en suite bathroom finished with Bleu de Savoie honed marble, and statuary marble counters. The laundry room is equipped with a full size vented LG cu. ft. ultra large capacity turbowash washer with steam technology and LG 7.3 cu. ft. gas dryer and sink. Private storage is included.
Enter the building through the intimate 24-hour attended lobby with Paneled Jacaranda wood walls. Directly across from Gagosian Gallery, and next to 200 Eleventh Avenue, 560 is at the nexus of the downtown art and cultural community. Sited between the Highline Park and Chelsea Cove, Chelsea Piers and the Hudson River Park, residents will be immersed in the highly desirable West Chelsea neighborhood, a global destination for art, culture, education and restaurants. Just north of this vibrant setting is Hudson Yards, a 26-acre site (the single largest piece of undeveloped property in Manhattan) that will bring mixed-use development including office, retail (Neiman Marcus!), residential, parks, open space, culture and entertainment as well as a brand new subway extension connecting West Chelsea to Times Square. The Avenue's School is a new and important neighborhood landmark.
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