Magical Manhattan Penthouse

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Quite possibly the best and most magical apartment in New York. Ask anyone who has been there; they never forget it. With two large terraces on either side of the apartment, perfectly located off the living room, library and kitchen but not blocking views east over Central Park, the terraces have unobstructed views in four directions. Twinkly at night and breathtaking in the day, the terraces are large enough for big party entertaining or planting trees, but serene enough for a lazy afternoon of reading or an iced tea with a friend.

The interior of the apartment is as interesting and captivating as the exterior, thanks to its unique and classic design by the master architect Emory Roth. Revered for his many iconic New York buildings, including the Beresford, The San Remo and The Eldorado, Mr. Roth built one of his greatest works atop 320 Central Park West. With 15 foot (or higher) ceilings in the living room, dining room and library the apartment has a grandness of scale while still feeling completely livable and comfortable. A wood burning fireplace in the living room adds to the charm and warmth. A wonderful eat-in-kitchen is on the northwest corner of the 22nd floor and opens directly to the terrace. The dimensions of the rooms are those of an exceptionally gracious townhouse, making the apartment feel like a house hovering twenty-two floors above Central Park. With four bedrooms on the 21st floor with en-suite baths and a sweet wrap terrace, the separation of public and private spaces is perfect. A generous guest or staff suite and laundry area is located on the 23rd floor.

The Ardsley is a wonderful Art Deco building with a beautifully restored lobby, a full time, white-glove staff and a gym and library for owners.

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Living Room with Terrace Access

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Terrace overlooking Central Park Reservoir

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City View from 2nd terrace

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City View from Third Terrace

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Master Bedroom

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Dining Room with City Views

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Eat-In Kitchen

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Library Leading to Terrace

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Library Terrace Doors

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Living Room w/ Fireplace

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Fireplace with a View

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Daytime View of the Reservoir

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Full Reservoir / Skyline View from the Terrace

Credits

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Architect
  • Emery Roth

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
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