Irving Place Duplex Penthouse Hits Market For $18 M.

57irving Irving Place Duplex Penthouse Hits Market For $18 M.

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The duplex penthouse at 57 Irving Place—the last of 9 condos in the building do so— has hit the market for a lofty $18 million.

All of the other units in the Gramercy Park development, including the $18 million triplex townhouse, have already been sold, Curbed reported in March. The duplex penthouse was poised to hit market (it’s now listed with Corcoran Sunshine marketing group and broker Marie-Claire Gladstone) when the building was finished. It looks like eager buyers will soon know what it’s like to reside behind”a living glass façade” with protruding, motorized windows?

The Audrey Matlock-designed building also provides membership into one of the city’s few private parks, the coveted Gramercy Park. Not that you’ll want for outdoor space in the duplex penthouse, as there’s a 500-square-foot terrace spanning the 5o-foot great room, and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the “entertaining level,” allowing “light and air to flow throughout the entire open-planned layout.” In the event that the air is not fresh enough, there’s also a 24/7 tempered fresh air supply system.

The entertaining level and the living area with 5-bedrooms (the master suite has a private terrace, of course) are connected by a dramatic staircase. The master bathroom has a 5-fixture master bath, a personal steam room, a free-standing soaking tub and a spa shower for two (not ones for simplicity, the developers left no bathing apparatus uninstalled). Alas, no listing photos accompany this dramatic descriptions (Maybe there was too much construction dust covering the place?). The kitchen and dining room descriptions read like a who’s who of expensive brands: there’s Gaggenau, Thermador, Miele, Viking, Dornbracht, Duravit and Kohler.

And this high-end apartment neglects no small detail. Last but not least, you can dump your trash in a “private rubbish shoot!”

kvelsey@observer.com