“You arrived just in time for the sunset,” Corcoran broker Lydia Sussek said excitedly, ushering us into the living room of a 31st floor condo at 56 Leonard.
Despite the aggressively windy day, venturing onto the terrace for a quick photo op was worth it—the sky, lit up in shades of pink, orange and yellow, was quite spectacular.
“This apartment is all about the views,” Sussek said matter-of-factly, of her $6.1 million listing. However, the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building boasts a few spectacular amenities, too. Sussek demonstrated how the black granite island in the open kitchen condenses and expands, while the sleek Miele appliances are essentially hidden among satin glass cabinetry. “When it’s sunny, there is this shine that reflects on the fridge,” Sussek pointed out.
“There are absolutely amazing finishes,” Sussek continued, leading us into the powder room, where the fully honed sink is “one big slab” of travertine.
“There is a theme of round edges throughout,” Sussek added, noting the Appalachian solid white oak flooring in the 1,624-square-foot apartment. “It’s much more expensive to create round surfaces in buildings, and have it look good, because it really has to be done exactly.”
A guest room boasts its own private terrace, with an oversized gray column, which is worth noting. The en-suite bath is done in white tiled marble on the walls and the exterior of the bathtub; it also features a rounded white travertine floating sink.
The master suite is equipped with two walk-in closets, while the windows reaching up to the 11-foot ceilings give the “feeling of being outside,” said Sussek. The focus on views continues in the marble bathroom—the tub is intentionally positioned to face the floor-to-ceiling windows. The glass-enclosed rain shower is adjacent to the commode, while the double sink is, of course, rounded.
Art lovers might also gravitate towards the construction. “This is going to have the first Anish Kapoor installation in New York!” Sussek exclaimed of the 40-ton sculpture, which will be located at the base of the building. “It’s going to be this huge, silvery steel sculpture—it’ll be like a tear drop, cushioned at the bottom.”