Approx. Internal SF: 2,081
Approx. External SF: 1,288
Approx. Total SF: 3,369
Exposure: South & West
Common Charges: $2,120/month
This oft-used line rarely describes what one finds when ascending a home’s staircase, but it certainly does in this case. The terrace at the end of this staircase is the exact reason we coined the phrase, “not all terraces are on the same level” — and this is on a level all its own.
This is one of the most thoughtfully designed terraces we have come across, and designer and owner have made use of every one of its1288sf. It is extremely versatile with 2 distinct areas for dining and relaxing, separated by a pathway through a “forest” of 16 birches. Aside from being one of the more unique features we have ever encountered on a terrace, this pathway perfectly exemplifies the detail that has gone into every aspect of this rooftop oasis. For example the entire terrace was raised so the trees are planted at the exact level of the pathway, giving the effect of walking in a garden — not on the roof of a 6 story loft building. This forest also has completely recessed uplighting, and the wooden pathway hides several of the 30 completely hidden speakers that engulf the entire terrace
with warm sound throughout.
The west side of the recessed birch grove is exclusively for relaxation, whether that is taking a dip in the plunge pool/spa from “Diamond Spa, rinsing off in the outdoor shower or simply lounging with a book and a glass of wine on the large Italian made sofa that was designed and upholstered for large yachts — making it not only beautiful but specifically designed to weather the elements. In addition to its functionality, the spa is a work of art in itself – completely clad in black marble with an overflowing infinity edge on all four sides, this water feature glitters in the night as water gently flows over its edges. This entertainment space on the west is serviced by a full bar on the roof
level just inside, complete with dishwasher.
To the east of the birch forest is the dining area with seating for 10 at a custom dining table and bar/kitchen island. This side also has a complete summer kitchen with Kalamazoo grill and a undercounter fridge. However, the focal point of the East Terrace is the large gas fireplace. Again designed with both form and functionality in mind, the warmth of the fireplace significant extends the “season” for enjoying this outdoor paradise. For escaping the heat, there are 3 large shaded areas, with the dining and relaxing areas both covered by custommade German umbrellas anchored to the sub framing and specifically engineered to handle high wind velocities, while the summer kitchen can be covered by remote controlled retractable awning that completely disappears in the zinc clad wall when not in use.
The other very important factor for peaceful enjoyment is privacy, and that is handled by a 4’ high green “hedge” that engulfs the terrace on two sides. This provides perfect privacy without taking away any of the open feel. The entire plant palette was designed by Edmund Hollander using mostly native species for withstanding the changing New York seasons: Japanese White Pine, together with bayberry, holly, hydrangea and clematis, as well as lavender and rosemary, make for a hardy planting with varied texture and color.
The inside of this apartment is every bit as stunning as the terrace, and the attention to detail remains unsurpassed. At just shy of 2100sf with 10” ft ceilings throughout, the apartment is very a comfortably sized 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. You enter the home through a generous entry hall with walnut lined walls. These walls cleverly hide large closets, a full bath and a washer dryer. At the end of the hall, is a foyer that leads to a private bedroom wing straight ahead; the “stairway to Heaven” to the right; and the entrance to the large, open concept living/dining/ kitchen areas to the left. Off of the living area, custom pocket doors lead to a third bedroom, currently configured as a library/home office complete with fireplace and full en-suite bath.
Additional details worth mentioning: a 5 zone HVAC; 12 10′ high walnut doors; 12 Art walls; washer/dryer; and a 49sf storage unit in the basement. Beyond the aesthetics of this home are its masterful use of technology for maximizing comfort and ease of use. A fully integrated Lutron and Sonos smart home system are present in both the indoor and outdoor living spaces, where surround sound, TVs, lights, temperature and fireplaces can all be controlled with a touch of a button on your
smartphone. It goes without saying that only the finest materials are used throughout the home and even the smallest details have not been overlooked.
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