Soaring 700 feet above Manhattan lies the only duplex penthouse in the entire building: PH51/52W, the crowned jewel of One Beacon Court. Designed by renowned architect Charles Gwathmey, who was regarded as one of the most important modernist architects of the last 50 years. Gwathmey was highly regarded for assignments such as the restoration of and addition to the Guggenheim Museum, Yale Arts Complex addition, Glenstone (a private contemporary art museum in Maryland), and some of the most important private residential commissions from the mid-1960s through the late 2000s. PH51/52W was one of his last commissions and his legacy lives on through this incredible residence.
Upon entering this 9,000 SF, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath penthouse, you are welcomed by a magnificent living room with 24-foot high ceilings showcasing views of Manhattan to the north and west including Central Park. Gwathmey’s elegant, contemporary finishes throughout the residence include white Venetian plaster walls, maple floors, Anigre wood and stainless steel. The large dining room leads into the state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, with counters of absolute black honed granite, a breakfast bar and a more casual dining area for additional seating. Adjacent to the kitchen is the media and entertaining room. The first floor also features a powder room, reception room, home office, pantry, ample storage/closets, two staff rooms with full bathrooms and a mechanical room.
A glass and steel staircase just off the gallery makes for a grand entrance up to the second floor. The 2,000 square foot primary suite encompasses a sitting room and home office with custom Anigre wood built-ins and glass open to below to take in the views from one level higher. All of the rooms on the second floor feature Gwathmey’s modern twist of wooden built-ins purposely positioned in front of the windows, creating a contemporary yet warm facade through which to view the gorgeous city vistas. The primary suite consists of two luxurious baths; one en-suite and another towards the opposite side of the primary suite wing, each with their own dressing rooms. White statuary marble walls and sinks are complimented with radiant heated black granite floors. The second primary bath features gorgeous north-facing city views, radiant heated floors, dual sinks, a stand-up shower stall and a tub with a built-in TV. Adjacent to the second primary bath is the 52nd floor entrance to the residence making it easy to bring your luggage and packages up directly to the suite.
Three more bedrooms, each with an en-suite marble bath, and a den/children’s playroom area complete the top floor of this incredible residence. Each bedroom has walls of closets providing ample storage. The 52nd floor is complete with a full laundry room and sink area, mechanical room and endless closets expertly hidden away.
Other notable features of this residence include 12’ tall windows that stretch over 400 linear feet, showcasing 360-degree views of Manhattan, central HVAC zones, an in-home Crestron System with touch pads in every room to control lighting, temperature, electronic window shades, surround sound and more. There is a home security system and backup generator for computers.
Built in 2005 and located on 58th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue, One Beacon Court forms part of the Bloomberg Tower where private residences begin on the 32nd Floor. Developed by Vornado Realty Trust and designed by the acclaimed Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the building offers a concierge, full-time doorman, on-site resident manager and a private motor court with valet service for drivers. Amenities (which are currently being fully renovated) include a fitness center complete with barre exercise room and treatment room, a resident lounge and business center, a children’s playroom and a catering kitchen. The base of the complex occupies both Bloomberg L.P. as well as Hutong, the New York City outpost of the internationally-acclaimed Chinese fine-dining restaurant. This world-class residence is a short walk from Central Park, Madison Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, and restaurants such as La Goulue, Le Bilboquet, and Daniel.