A thoroughly modern penthouse on the Upper West Side overlooking American Museum of Natural History just closed for $20.15 million – making it the most expensive new development condominium sale on the Upper West Side in the past three years and the highest price ever achieved on Columbus Avenue above 72nd Street.
The 4,742 square foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath condo, designed by Stephen Sills comes with two remarkable private outdoor spaces – a 3,398-square-foot wraparound terrace, which is accessible from nearly every room, as well as a private 2,500-square-foot private roof terrace which boasts its own cooking/dining area, a fire pit, a sundeck, an “edible garden,” and a “spa.”
The penthouse boasts ceiling heights of up to 10 feet, a formal dining room, a living room with a gas fireplace, and an eat-in kitchen. Flooded with light from four skylights, the custom-made Smallbone of Devizes chef’s kitchen incorporates Stephen Sills-designed cabinetry in a white, hand-painted finish, accompanied with glass-fronted upper cabinets and polished nickel hardware, an array of Miele appliances, and White Carrara honed marble countertops with full-height slab backsplash. Herringbone floors grace spaces for living and entertaining, with plank floors found in the bedrooms.
Marble bathrooms feature radiant heated floors, with sinks, fittings and accessories from Waterworks and Stephen Sills custom-designed millwork.
Of course, the owner has access to the building’s full suite of amenities that includes a fitness center, children’s playroom, and both bike and stroller storage.