Art, travel, and New York City were the inspirations for the recent renovation at this four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath residence at 15 Central Park West.
The condo-style unit is currently being listed by Emily Beare of Core Real Estate with a price tag of $35,000,000, well exceeding the age-old adage of a “million dollar view”. In fairness, this luxury pad does offer more than a single view, with all-encompassing skylines in every direction.
In the spirit of Provenance, the building got its start as a design by the iconic Robert A.M. Stern. When it came time for a facelift, however, an equally notable name entered the cast. Architect Jeffrey Beers, founder of Jeffrey Beers International, found inspiration from the client’s passion for art and travel, creating copious space for her to display her extensive collections.
Also capturing the idea of bringing the outdoors in, Beers wanted to make sure the new space was open and naturally-lit from nearly every angle. To that end, ample windows were put in to provide expansive views of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape from the living room, dining room, library, and kitchen.
The complete redesign took two years to complete, resulting in maximum opulence throughout the 4,200 square-foot unit. For example, not many apartments can boast a proper foyer and central gallery, yet 15 Central Park West features both.
Of course, truly great designs offer function and style in equal measure. This can be seen in the renovated apartment’s custom floor-to-ceiling glass-panel and bronze sliding doors, both of which can be opened or closed between different parts of the unit to create entirely new spaces as the occupant’s needs change.
As expected, the apartment’s kitchen was also fully renovated and reconfigured to perfectly frame Central Park views. Stylish zebrawood makes a statement on the island countertop and shelving, while top-of-the-line appliances highlight the function of the space, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, and a fully vented Thermador six-burner cooktop with dual ovens, grill, and griddle.
The unit’s luxurious master suite boasts similarly impressive views while also offering the cozy vibe of a gel fireplace. The master bath makes a statement with Italian Silver Travertine, a deep soaking tub, steam shower, double vanities, radiant-heated floors, and spa-like cove lighting. On the west side of the residence sit three well-appointed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. A home office, den, and laundry room round out the space.
While the captivating scenery certainly takes center stage, tasteful touches inside the space serve to accentuate the overall lavish feel. Moroccan wall tiles, 12-inch solid wide-plank flooring, hand-blown glass fixtures, and specialized warm ambient lighting (with recessed ceiling fixtures to accentuate the art) all provide justification for the big price tag.
Of course, the unit itself is cozy, but the building offers amenities that add even more to its appeal. The complex features a full-time staff, landscaped porte-cochère, garage, 14,000-square-foot fitness center, 75-foot sky-lit pool, sauna, private dining, wine cellar, library, business center, private screening room, meeting space, game room, outdoor terrace, and children’s playroom.
Although it’s obviously a residence, the vibe of 15 Central Park West resembles that of an art gallery rather than a traditional Upper West Side residence. For a cool $35 mil you can be beguiled by architecture, views, and amenities without ever leaving home.