Living in a pedestrian town has its perks. Everything is at your feet, and you don’t have to deal with grueling traffic if you don’t want to. But what about those days when you’re out in the elements and the weather is bad? Don’t you just wish you could hop in your car and go about your day? But then there’s parking… Oh wait, that’s not an issue for us because we’re living in the Selldorf Architects-designed Chelsea tower at 200 Eleventh Avenue, which means we have our own en suite sky garage. That’s right. You’re about to take a look inside the impressive 3,598-square-foot penthouse of this unprecedented building. You’re welcome.
You can turn off the Jetsons because the future is here in this $20 million masterfully renovated three-bedroom pad designed by MVRDV Architects along with Young Woo and Associates. If you’re looking for killer views of the Hudson, you’re in the right spot because this home has 80 feet of unobstructed river views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and double doors that open up, leaving a glass balustrade as the only thing to separate you from the gorgeous cityscape. A covered loggia lounge terrace offers panoramic city views, including those of the Empire State Building, and a number of interior gallery walls are just waiting to display the best of your collection.
A large eat-in chef’s kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances and teak and stainless cabinetry to go with the home’s Brazilian teak floors. When you’re not using your kitchen, you can close it off with floor-to-ceiling teak doors. Off the kitchen is a bedroom or study that leads to a second loggia terrace where you and your guests can dine on top of the world.
But we know why you came here. You want to know more about that garage. A 60-second ride in a drive-in elevator takes you straight up to your “parking space”, sitting right next to the penthouse. And what about those times when you’re not driving? There’s a passenger elevator for that. Step out of this lift and onto the sky vault, a glass floor with a storage room beneath, where you can display your favorite items. And where’s the master? Just under the vault. At the touch of a button, the glass floor opens, revealing a stairway that leads to the bedroom wing. This master has two walk-in closets; a brand new, all white en suite with back-lit LED tiles; and an adjoining lounge with 20-foot ceilings.
Besides being one of downtown’s most prestigious buildings, 200 Eleventh Avenue is “paparazzi proof” with its own gym, located in the heart of Chelsea’s Art District between Hudson River Park’s Chelsea Cove and the High Line. Check out the gallery for more photos of this insane apartment (including some pretty cool stairs to nowhere in one of the bedrooms).
Photos courtesy of Urban Compass
Neighborhoods : Chelsea