The sales office for 20 West 53rd Street, Starwood Capital’s Baccarat-branded hotel and condo tower isn’t having its grand opening until next week, but the fancy glass maker turned hotelier has already settled on a price for its crown jewel. The dark crystal’s penthouse unit is asking $60 million, according to BuzzBuzzHome, which got its hands on the asking price.
A call to the sales office didn’t yield any additional details, but they did confirm the pricing of the top-floor penthouse, or “the pinnacle,” as Baccarat puts it. For $60 million, the buyer will get a duplex with 7,381 square feet of interior floor space, plus a 417-square foot balcony, according to BuzzBuzzHome. The unit has five bedrooms and 5.5 baths (the master with a floating sculptural tub). No word on whether or not chandeliers will be included.
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