This $35M Downtown Manhattan Penthouse Is a Midsummer Night's Dream

Fox-Nahem Associates infused this airy apartment in Soho's historic Puck Building with designer elements.

293 Lafayette Street, PH IV in New York, New York, is currently listed at $35,000,000 by Sotheby's International Realty - Downtown Manhattan Brokerage.

Meticulously designed by Fox-Nahem Associates, this sprawling masterpiece offers more than 8,000 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor living with chic interiors and historic architecture in Downtown Manhattan. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse is teeming with premium upgrades and designer finishes. 

The dramatic foyer introduces soaring barrel-vaulted brick ceilings, architectural beams, and Venetian plaster walls that carry throughout the nearly 40-foot gallery with custom art lighting.

The palatial great room welcomes lavish entertaining and is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, custom metalized wood-plank ceilings, bold columns, and pony hair-upholstered wall panels. 

Relax in front of the stunning full-height steel fireplace, or step onto the remarkable wraparound terrace to enjoy more than 2,000 square feet of seating and dining areas alongside a hot tub, fountain, 55-inch outdoor television, and delightful willow pergola. Ipe decking and limestone pavers are accented by lush landscaping, while iconic skyline views to the north rise above the 5,000-square-foot viewing garden. 

Chefs will adore the kitchen where pearlized brick barrel-vaulted ceilings and designer pendants hang over a massive marble island that features "chef’s table" dining for four. Custom cabinetry and marble countertops surround an impressive suite of state-of-the-art appliances anchored by a magnificent La Cornue range, while stainless steel and glass doors conceal the space for entertaining. 

The adjacent sunken media room, cloaked in padded wool walls and custom millwork, invites after-dinner drinks at the custom bar or an entertainment experience in the home theater with Sonance surround sound system.

Luxurious bedrooms are nestled in the residence’s southern wing for optimal peace and privacy. Wake up to eastern light in the main suite with blackened steel, bronze, and oak finishes that are softened by mohair wall treatments, drapes, and motorized shades. Two separate full bathrooms feature soaking tubs, steam showers, Toto commodes, and hidden Seura televisions. The two dressing rooms are finished with full-height cerused white oak cabinetry, while an adjacent home office and gym add outstanding convenience. Three secondary suites with private bathrooms and custom closets provide spacious accommodations for family and friends. 

The massive utility room includes two washers, two dryers, a full-height Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, and a sink surrounded by custom cabinetry. The Savant smart home system controls sound, lighting, temperature and security, while a custom HVAC system ensures year-round comfort.

The Puck Building is a New York City landmark and one of Manhattan’s most recognizable structures. Built between 1886 and 1893, the red-brick Romanesque Revival facade is accented by two gold statues of Shakespeare’s fun-loving Puck. Atop the prized building are the Puck Penthouses, a bespoke collection of six condominium homes. Residents enjoy a full-time doorman, concierge, and premiere in-residence services. 

Listing Details 

Bedrooms: 4 

Baths: 5 full, 1 partial 

Year Built: 1885

Square feet: 5,919 


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