Douglas Elliman Development Marketing has been named the exclusive marketing and sales brokerage for 53 West 53 by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. The marketing and sales will be led by Shari Scharfer-Rollins, serving as director of sales, and leading Douglas Elliman agents Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes, Frances Katzen, Jade Chan and Matthew Mackay.
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan and adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, the glass tower is developed by Singapore-based luxury developer Pontiac Land Group and international real estate firm Hines. 53 West 53 stands at 1,050 feet and includes 145 luxury residences with interiors by Thierry Despont and a remarkable amenity suite. Many residences of the 82-storey tower boast views of Central Park, the Hudson River, the East River and the Manhattan skyline.
Residences range from one to four bedrooms, and from over 1,000 square feet to over 7,900 square feet. The custom kitchens are outfitted with back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing designed by Thierry Despont for Molteni, polished Statuary marble countertops and islands with beveled edge detail and back-lit Statuary marble backsplash with a polished finish.
The bathrooms feature Verona limestone floors and baseboards, Noir St. Laurent marble feature walls, Peruvian golden polished travertine feature walls at tub and showers in select residences, Lefroy Brooks cast iron soaking tub with Verona limestone surround and LED cove lighting detail, radiant heated floors and Dornbracht polished nickel fittings and accessories.
The building’s lobby is garnished with oak wall paneling and flooring, Noir St. Laurent marble inlays, and coffered ceilings. Directly off of the lobby is the library which is furnished with custom pieces and a fireplace. Thierry Despont designed the double-height lounge on the 46th floor. The tower features a private state-of-the-art theater; a private formal dining room; a double-height wine tasting room with private, temperature-controlled wine vaults; and a children’s playroom. Residents also receive a deeded membership to MoMA. The 15,000 square foot full-floor Wellness Center, managed by The Wright Fit, includes a sauna, steam, and massage treatment rooms; naturally lit 65-foot lap pool, whirlpool and cold plunge; poolside, there are living “vertical gardens” by French landscape designer Patrick Blanc; international-specification squash court; and golf simulator. Additional amenities for purchase include private storage and bicycle storage; studio and one-bedroom accessory suites; and a chauffeur lounge off the service entrance, among others.
Currently, 53 West 53 has two model residences. Designed by Rebecca Robertson, a full-floor Residence 65 is a 6,448 square foot home priced at $46,680,000. The second residence is designed by AD100 designer, Brad Ford. Residence 36A is 3,020 square feet and priced at $9,740,000.