A grand and rarely lived-in duplex with two terraces, also featured in the movies Superman and Ghostbusters, located in one of the most pivotal structures of the Central Park West Historic District, the 55 Central Park West, is now being offered for sale at an astounding price of $35 million. Spanning over 5,000 square feet, this sprawling, sundrenched residence occupying the 19th and 20th floors, has been dramatically expanded and has never been offered as a single unit. Created with an extensive amount of architectural planning, design, and over $5 million of improvements, this empty 12-room architectural masterpiece which now looks like a clean white box comes ready for buyer’s choice of personal finishes and appointments. This class-apart residence at the iconic Art-Deco co-op, which was last home to renowned fashion designer Calvin Klein who lived there in the 1990s and interestingly tore down all the interior walls in an act of minimalism and installed a hot tub on the roof, is now owned by to ex-record executive Steve Gottlieb.
Notably, for a number of years, Mr. Gottlieb, who currently resides on the 18th floor, has been his very own absentee neighbor. However, he has impressively been using this 19th and 20th floor space, which he acquired for $8.6 million from Klein, for his occasional parties.
Now, after splashing out around $5 million to infrastructure improvements, Gottlieb realized that this duplex is too spacious for his need, and so decided to list it on the market.
Fifty-Five Corporation, 55 Central Park West, PH19/20 - Lincoln Square
With over 300 linear feet fronting Central Park, this residence boasting spectacular views of Central Park and Manhattan skyline, now comes with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, double height tower room, and a glass-enclosed garden room ‘pavilion’ facing the expansive east-side terrace.
The proposed floor plan features a formal dining room, a living room with a fireplace, and a media room, all overlooking the Central Park. And, the southern side of the home features an eat-in kitchen, with a dining area, a laundry room and a butler’s pantry.
Further, a spacious Park-facing master suite with fireplaces, French doors, oversized master bath and dressing room, overlooks the East and North side terraces.
Besides, we have also earlier seen a lot of New York apartment listings, including the sale of professional poker player Phil Galfond's luxury New York penthouse connected with slides for $3.3 million, Steven Klar’s penthouse which was listed for $100 million to become the most expensive New York estate, the under construction New York penthouse at building One57 at 4 East 80th Street sold for $90 million, and the New York's legendary Sherry Netherland co-op apartment listing for $95 million.