212 Fifth Avenue : NoMad penthouse with two kitchens and a pool asks a neighborhood record-setting $68.5MAs 6sqft previously reported, sales prices in NoMad rose 43 percent over the past five years, a fact that the developers of 212 Fifth Avenue very likely had in mind when they put a $68.5 million price tag on their building’s penthouse. If the sprawling apartment sells for anywhere near its asking price, it will set a record as the most expensive sale in NoMad. This newly-minted trophy triplex atop 212 Fifth Avenue is the crown (as the listing calls it) that occupies the 22nd, 23rd, 24th floors of a recently converted 1912 condominium building. There are five bedrooms and 5,730 exterior square feet including (at least one) pool.
Spanning three floors of living space with four exposures–a private elevator stops on every floor–this undeniably distinctive residence is marked by majestic proportions and graceful arched original 1912 windows. A bespoke Pembrooke & Ives gourmet kitchen is a vision in marble, stone, wood and custom lighting.The home’s 23rd floor terrace runs the length of the building and features lush landscaping and a pool–more than enough to be an idyllic escape from the outside world. On this floor you’ll also find a kitchenette and a massive bedroom suite. An outdoor observatory on the 24th floor is outfitted for entertaining, and boasts glittering city-wide views.
(Shlomi Reuveni, Claudia Saez-Fromm, Mark David Fromm)
On the lowest (main) floor, a master bedroom suite begins with a foyer and boasts a bar, an adjoining sitting room and two walk-in closets. A dining room/library offers a fireplace and southern exposures; an additional great room has another fireplace and dramatic eastern views of Madison Square park, plus northern and southern views.The 48-unit building offers amenities that include a fitness center by The Wright Fit, a golf simulator, a screening room and a catering kitchen.
[Listing: 212 Fifth Avenue, Penthouse by Town New Development]
Photographs, © Jonathan Grassi