New York City’s real estate market has always been synonymous with luxury, extravagance, and opulence. As if to reinforce this reputation, a truly remarkable triplex penthouse has just hit the market at 240 Park Avenue South, listed at a jaw-dropping $25 million. The listing is in the hands of Douglas Elliman’s real estate agents, Alexander Boriskin and Michael Lorber. This spectacular penthouse, a product of the visionary design studio of Matthew Hoey and Soren Rose, has aptly been christened the “Magnum Opus Penthouse.”
What makes the “Magnum Opus Penthouse” truly exceptional is the meticulous selection of natural materials and elements that form its foundation. The designers limited themselves to six materials: stone, glass, wood, steel, tile, and water. This restrained palette allowed them to create a cohesive and harmonious living space. It’s not just the materials but the way they’ve been incorporated that sets this penthouse apart.
Great art takes time, and so does exceptional real estate. It took a total of six years to transform this penthouse into the awe-inspiring living space it is today. Situated atop the building, it spans the entire top floor, mezzanine, and rooftop. This sprawling layout offers unparalleled views of the city skyline and the surrounding urban landscape.
The penthouse’s entry is through a keyed elevator that opens into a private landing area. As you step into the home, you are greeted by a majestic twenty-four-foot-tall book-matched wall of hand-selected Green Verdi Alpi Marble, imported directly from the Swiss Alps. This luxurious marble entryway sets the tone for what lies beyond. The use of steel, stone, leather, wood, and glass throughout the home creates a harmonious fusion of traditional Scandinavian design with the industrial and contemporary ambiance of New York City. This space boasts soaring 24-foot ceilings, six massive picture windows, a cleverly placed porthole window offering glimpses of the rooftop pool, a gas fireplace, and a flat-screen TV discreetly concealed behind a piece of artwork.
The kitchen in the “Magnum Opus Penthouse” is a chef’s dream. It features a 17-foot-long Gra Bla Marble Island and high-end Gaggenau appliances. With two oversized windows offering dazzling views and an abundance of natural light, this kitchen is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
To the right of the entry, the south-facing Primary Suite awaits. It offers a private Library, 13.5-foot ceilings, five expansive windows, custom millwork including a floating master bed, and a gracious dressing room with oak closets and interior leather detail finishes. The Primary Bath is equally impressive, with a white marble Statuario soaking tub, Bisazza tiled double shower stall, and a double vanity.
A cantilevered oak and floating glass curved staircase in the Great Room leads to a Mezzanine Office/Bedroom with a skylight and a custom-built oak desk. Continuing your journey upwards, you enter the glass-enclosed indoor/outdoor Rooftop Pavilion. The crowning jewel of this space is undoubtedly a private rooftop pool. Stretching an impressive thirty feet in length, this pool is a visual masterpiece constructed of custom blue Mosaic Bisazza tiles and boasts an infinity glass wall that seems to blend seamlessly with the cityscape beyond. The entire rooftop was elevated to accommodate a new mezzanine level, which houses a multilevel roof deck with stunning exposures on all four sides. An entertainment area with a cozy fireplace, a wet bar, and an enclosed lounge complements the exquisite rooftop pool to perfection.
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