Soaring one thousand feet above midtown Manhattan, with walls of curving glass that mean the 92 condo units are lighter and brighter than many others, One57 is a supertall skyscraper designed by Pritzker-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc. The first 18 floors of the 75-story building are occupied by the Park Hyatt New York, which means that the hotel’s many posh amenities can be easily accessed by residents, including a full-service spa and indoor pool. Residents on the 57 floors above the hotel are treated to even more amenities, which include a separate lobby with 24-hour concierge, private dining and function rooms, a catering kitchen, several lounges and media rooms, a pet spa, and private parking, as well as a gym and yoga studio.
This one-bedroom, 1.5-bath unit, available for $4.2 million, with charges adding up to about $3,000 a month, is listed by Jay Overbye and Matthew Maycock at Brown Harris Stevens and totals 1,021 square feet. What’s special about this condo is that it’s one of only two units in the building to have a private terrace. The 400-square-foot space, which can be accessed both through the bedroom and the living room, is south-facing and partially enclosed in curved glass panels. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing, the terrace is potted with easy-care boxwood and ivy watered with an automated irrigation system.
Inside, the apartment features all the signature luxury materials for which building is known: marble, ebonized oak floors, onyx bathrooms, Miele appliances, and Dornbracht kitchen and bath fittings. A marble breakfast bar in the kitchen is great for extra seating and socializing while whipping up dinner, and the full bathroom is rather luxurious, with radiant heated floors, a deep spa tub and a separate shower.
The only fly in the ointment, especially for a buyer in this price range, might be that the front door opens directly into the kitchen. This could be easily remedied by adding a wall that creates a more defined entrance hall, off of which the half-bath and laundry closet are located. Yes, it would make the kitchen smaller and darker, but we’re of the opinion it would be well worth it.
On the other hand, if this ends up a pied-a-terre for a single person or couple, perhaps having a more formal entry isn’t a need. It all depends on how the condo will be used. Whatever the next owner decides, just let us know when you move in, because we’re dying for a cocktail on that terrace!