Place 57 is an iconic, 36-story reflective glass tower located on a tree-lined street. There are roughly two condominiums per floor. At the crossroads of midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side, the condo building sports luxe finishes such as mahogany floors, walk-in closets, and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in an abundance of natural light and fab views of Central Park. The building’s architect Ismael Leyva partnered with Baccarat and interior designer Vicente Wolf to create a stunning crystal lobby and decorative garden fixtures. In fact, Baccarat decorative fixtures are located throughout the building.
One two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom condo, spanning 1,628 square feet is now available for sale. Asking price is $3.295 million, while taxes and common charges will run about $4,800 a month. The listing broker is Steven Kramer at Douglas Ellison.
Whether a primary residence, occasionally used, or an investment property, this apartment will bring a sense of sanctuary perched above the buzzing streets of Manhattan. Features such as high ceilings, Control 4 system, multi-zoned central air conditioning, a washer/dryer, automated window panels, and a bounty of closets for storage all make for easy living in the frenetic heart of the city.
As you enter the condo on the 19th floor, you are greeted by the exotic paneled foyer (which looks like art deco favorite zebrano wood), no doubt a touch by the condo’s designer Andrew Kepler. In the kitchen, off the foyer, is white lacquer cabinetry and natural gray stone counters as well as Viking appliances, a paneled refrigerator and a wine fridge.
The living and dining areas feel spacious, perfect for entertaining, because of the extensive fenestration. While the living room is currently filled with custom-made built-ins, its generous size yields multiple layout possibilities. The primary suite offers southern and eastern views from the floor to ceiling windows; it also includes a walk-in closet with custom wooden built-ins and a spa-like windowed bathroom which includes a soaking bathtub and walk-in shower. The second suite also features floor to ceiling windows and an en-suite bathroom.
Building amenities include 24-hour service for residents, attended lobby, a live-in super, kids’ playroom, a fitness center, private lounge, outdoor patio, storage bins and bike racks. Some of Manhattan’s best restaurants and shops are a stroll away, and transportation is easy with a multitude of subway links.