While state-of-the-art kitchen appliances come as no surprise to luxury developments, residents can agree it’s not only the sub-zero freezers or dual faucets taking them to the next level. Kitchens designed with picturesque views and abundant natural lighting are transforming these spaces into the ultimate living experience.
Access to some of New York’s most striking views are sure to make the most simple tasks in the kitchen more enjoyable, even the dishes. So forget ordering in because these luxury residences are sure to inspire you to stay in and cook beside the skyline. Behold the most stellar examples of kitchens with a view – offering vistas of the New York Harbor, Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn and beyond.
30 Park Place
Located in Tribeca at the corner of Church Street and Park Place, 30 Park Place is the tallest condominium to grace the downtown skyline at 926 feet. Designed by celebrated architect, Robert A.M. Stern, the building is home to a sprawling 5,937 square foot duplex penthouse (unit 78B) furnished by Santopietro Interiors. Perched on the 78th floor, the space offers breathtaking views from the spacious kitchen, with sweeping river views, the downtown skyline, New York Harbor and beyond. Solid oak wood flooring with herringbone pattern line the floors, and there is also an eat-in kitchen nook with a raised ceiling of about 13 feet, Bilotta rift-cut oak kitchen cabinetry, and Gaggenau appliances. With large windows that let in an abundance of natural light, the condominium is listed at $29.5 million.
Three Waterline Square
Developed by GID Development Group, Waterline Square has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Offering a variety of residential lifestyles, the development encompasses three residential towers, a 100,000-square-foot amenity center and a 2.6-acre park along the Hudson River.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects with interiors by Groves & Co., Three Waterline Square offers distinctive one to four-bedroom residences characterized by carefully-expressed corners and gently-sloping exterior walls that optimize the surrounding water, park and skyline views. Residence #24B offers unparalleled north, south and west views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom residence features an open-plan, custom Italian kitchen by Scavolini that is outfitted with Gaggenau appliances and punctuated by polished chrome Dornbracht fixtures, as well as fully-vented range hoods, wine refrigerators and garbage disposals.
555 West End Avenue
Nestled in the heart of the Upper West Side, 555 West End Avenue offers 13 breathtaking, one-of-a-kind residences with unmatched architectural magnificence from the building’s origin as a prestigious private school. The expansive three- to five-bedroom residences pair the gracious layouts of a classic Uptown apartment with the dramatic volume and soaring ceilings of a Downtown loft. The unique homes are incredibly spacious, with 12.5-foot ceilings and original towering windows offering abundant natural light.
Residence 4E is an expansive five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home spanning 3,474 square feet. The centerpiece of this home is the sunny and voluminous eat-in kitchen, which provides the space and feeling of a private home. With towering, east-facing picture windows, the magnificent kitchen overlooks West End Avenue, one of the best streets in the classic Upper West Side, providing views of the classic architecture filling the picturesque neighborhood. The stunning kitchen features custom solid white oak cabinets designed by developer Tamarkin Co. and crafted by Christopher Peacock, as well as hand-selected polished Arabescato marble countertops and backsplashes, honed Pietra Cardosa stone floors and Wolf, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. A whimsical library ladder allows access to the floor-to-ceiling cabinets and a true butler’s pantry offers even more storage space. Designed for people looking for open-format or enclosed kitchens, the kitchen features seamless, custom pocket doors that allow for the kitchen to be separated from the dining and living area, or opened up into one large space perfect for entertaining.
Front & York
Designed inside and out by celebrated architect Morris Adjmi, Front & York offers the first chance to live inside a resort-style, full-service building in DUMBO. In addition to one of NYC’s largest and most comprehensive amenity collections, spanning 150,000 square feet, Front & York offers elegant interiors with stunning views and top-of-the-line finishes. Residence 12L is a sun-filled three bedroom, three bathroom home with a gracious layout, 10-foot ceilings and chevron-patterned white oak flooring. The custom-designed chef’s kitchen is equipped with a full suite of state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances, custom Morris Adjmi-designed white oak cabinetry and hand-selected Calacatta Caldia marble countertops and back-splash. Immense divided light windows frame picture-perfect views of the Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines.
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s “New Downtown,” 77 Greenwich is a new residential condominium with a boutique approach to upscale urban living featuring show-stopping water views, architecture by FXCollaborative and interiors by the renowned Deborah Berke Partners—the firm known for the interiors at the world’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue. Topping out at 500 feet, the 42-story building features a pleated glass curtain wall façade that provides sprawling water views from each of the homes – which begin on the 15th floor located nearly 150 feet above street level—and offers a graceful juxtaposition to the heavy masonry of its historic neighbors. Filled with natural light, each of the custom Deborah Berke Partners-designed Poliform kitchens features state-of-the-art appliances from Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf, along with honed Blue de Savoie marble countertops and backsplashes. Large windows offer an abundance of natural light and striking views of the downtown skyline.
At Quay Tower, the record-setting condominium at Brooklyn Bridge Park, each of the 126 residences have incredible custom kitchens that boast some of the most spectacular views in all of New York City. The building’s unique position at the southern end of the park affords unmatched views of the New York Harbor and iconic Manhattan Skyline, as well as both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. The kitchens at Quay Tower, designed by AD 100 designer Marmol Radziner, offer custom, luxury finishes that make cooking a breeze, but it’s the views from the kitchens that take it to the next level. The custom quartzite countertops and oak cabinetry are complemented by the jaw-dropping views of the water and skyline. Nothing will inspire you more to cook dinner instead of ordering in.
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