“You’re really in the heart of it all,” Corcoran broker Endre Boksay declared as we stepped into the living room of the 3,249-square-foot condo at 22 Mercer Street. He wasn’t kidding: the morning we visited, crowds had already filled the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets, so the calm and quiet afforded by the brick and cast-iron building’s triplex penthouse was doubly welcome.
“The floors are a custom finish,” Mr. Boksay, who is sharing the $7.95 million listing with Tamir Shemesh, informed us. “They’re mahogany floors, but they had to do all these different unique mixtures, because she [the owner] wanted this very specific light color that has some warmth to it, too.”
“This is also very unique,” Mr. Boksay said as he stepped behind the kitchen’s white Italian marble countertop, proceeding to reveal not only a side-by-side range and grill, but also a teppanyaki, for hibachi.
The wood-burning fireplace in the living room is accented with Italian marble, and two guest bedrooms on the first floor each have custom en-suite marble baths and western exposures. An additional powder room with Villeroy & Boch fixtures is off the entryway.
A flight of glass-enclosed stairs with stainless-steel railings and wooden treads leads up to the second floor and its bright master suite, with two customized closets and an oversized bath, complete with a custom Boffi tub and a rain shower/steam shower combination. Lest one have to escape the soaking tub and be met with any frigid material, a heated towel rack is perched on the wall. A private planted terrace with a full outdoor kitchen is accessible from the bedroom.
We ascended another flight of stairs to the top floor, currently set up as a den and flanked by terraces on either side—another custom outdoor kitchen, with marble countertops, is on the east-facing terrace.
“At night, I think it’s even more beautiful up here,” Mr. Boksay opined. “There’s also a common rooftop terrace,” he added, gesturing at a large open space visible from the media room, “but no one uses it—you have so much private space here.”