A dramatic spiral staircase, a birds-eye view of Central Park and a seamless indoor-outdoor experience is the formula legendary New York developer Harry Macklowe concocted for the latest penthouse listing to hit the market at 200 East 59th Street — the sister building to Macklowe’s 432 Park Avenue, one of the tallest (and most successful) residential towers in the Western Hemisphere.
A distinct unit in a far-from-ordinary luxury building, Penthouse 33 recently came to market with a whopping $16,350,000 price tag. But before we go into the merits of the penthouse itself, let’s take a closer look at the luxurious 35-story building that sits on the southeast corner of Third Avenue.
What makes 200 East 59th Street stand out?
Located just a few blocks away from Macklowe’s marquee property, 432 Park Avenue, this CetraRuddy-designed tower has quite a few design elements that set it apart from other residential buildings in the city.
For one, the building was designed in a way that there are only between 2-3 apartments per floor, and all of them are corner units. The 35-story tower offers 67 one- to three-bedroom units, all column-free and equipped with expansive wraparound terraces — a rare amenity for Manhattan, making the tower look more like a Miami skyscraper rather than a Midtown condo building.
While the renowned developer spearheaded the project as the tower was being built, Macklowe later sold his stake in the building; Centurion Real Estate Partners took stewardship of the project, and the company is responsible for driving the building’s final sales campaign.
The $16,35 million penthouse unit
The penthouse residence at 200 East 59th Street shines with its soaring 14-foot ceilings and incredible floor-to-ceiling windows that place residents right in the heart of the vibrant Midtown East neighborhood.
The grand spaces are made all the more unique by its column-free interiors, an engineering feat accomplished by architecture firm CetraRuddy by pushing the interior support structures out to the exterior. The columns now proudly epitomize the building’s architecture and give it its iconic Manhattan-meets-Miami look.
With 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 3,924 square feet of space, the penthouse is anchored by a corner great room — which leads to two floors of outdoor space spanning 1,186 square feet, accessible by a show-stopping spiral staircase.
There’s also an open-concept kitchen outfitted with Italian white glass and aluminum cabinetry by Aran Cuchine, a natural white oak island and full-height backsplashes, and integrated brilliant white glass appliances by Miele — including an integrated wine refrigerator.
The unit’s northern facing master bedroom features two separate dressing rooms and a luxurious en-suite master bath clad with Siberian white polished marble walls and honed marble floors with radiant heating.
To add to the ultra-luxury feel: the floating vanity in the master bathroom is crafted from Siberian mink polished marble, and there’s also a spa-like floor-to-ceiling rain shower enclosed in glass, as well as a freestanding deep-soaking bathtub.
The penthouse is listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate, with Shari Scharfer-Rollins, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon in charge of finding a buyer.
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