This penthouse residence spans the full top floor of 1 Sutton Place South, designed by the illustrious Rosario Candela in 1927 and to this day one of New York's greatest residential addresses. The building is famed for its East River views and its private garden extending over FDR Drive. Crowning the rooftop, just above the parapet and below 1 Sutton Place South's iconic twin pinnacles, this truly impressive home is a contemporary showplace of stately dimensions and classic luxury within an old-world shell. Designed as the perfect home for contemporary art, the modern residence has large, museum-like open spaces for sculpture, and at minimum approximately 2,850 SF of prime interior wall space to accommodate an extensive collection of art.
Here, the ideals of classic New York luxury and gracious living are updated with a contemporary sensibility of openness and ease, to create voluminous yet comfortable spaces with soaring ceilings that are drenched in glorious natural light. Expansive windows throughout and an encircling terrace, one of the largest on the east side at 7,400 square feet, afford views of sunrises over the river, sunsets over the Midtown Manhattan skyline, and nighttime cocktail party backdrops of the Queensboro Bridge.
The home's layout is divided into two wings, each with a dedicated elevator entry. The south wing was designed for entertaining, including a gallery, great room, and dining room, as well as two bedrooms and two full baths. Every room has access to the terrace. The powder room has been transformed by artist Leo Villareal into a work of art that one can occupy in its own right. Off the skylit hallway, the colorfully chic and cozy library includes a whimsical wet bar.
The north wing includes the master quarters, with a large primary bedroom suite, luxurious dressing and bathing spaces, a generous media room with built-in bookcases and comfy seating, and an intimate study that makes an ideal home office, all designed and situated for the owner's personal use.
These two wings are connected by the true heart of any home, the kitchen. With two islands and restaurant-grade appliances, it's truly a chef's kitchen worthy of any gourmand. The kitchen offers exposures to the east and west, including the residence's largest bay window.
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