If you want an apartment that will truly bowl people over, and you have millions to spare, look no further than this penthouse unit at 5 Tudor City Place in Turtle Bay (h/t Curbed). Massive windows, soaring ceilings, and a private terrace with griffins and gargoyles will definitely impress. The seller is Gordon Bowen, founder of the big-time advertising firm mcgarrybowen. He’s unloading his Don Draper-worthy penthouse to the tune of $7.2 million.
The duplex apartment, which is 3,000 square feet, is on the 22nd floor of the Gothic-style apartment building. The striking living room is 28 feet wide, with 18-foot-tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a library at one end, with doors opening out to a terrace on the other. The unit holds two bedrooms and three bathrooms total.
The outdoor spaces are really the star of the penthouse–there are 1,900 total square feet of them. There are two terraces, both adorned with sculpture work from the building. One terrace features a goat holding a shield, another has gargoyles and griffins. The large pillars surrounding the terraces make the apartment seem more like a castle.
The views are pretty great, too–the terraces look down over the Secretariat Building of the United Nations, the East River, Queensboro Bridge, Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.
This apartment last sold in 2012 for $6,551,395. At its new asking price of $7.2 million, it’s pricier than some other units that have hit the market here. This one, which also boasts a terrace, was priced at $4.5 million. And this unit, which has a smaller terrace but an amazing spiral staircase, was asking $2 million.
5 Tudor City Place boasts a whole lot of star power–this particular penthouse was featured in both Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” and “The Godfather: Part III,” and another penthouse unit served as the home for Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin in the “Spiderman” movie.
Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman
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