The listing for penthouse B at the Apple Bank Building has returned this week, asking $9.68 million. The David Abelow-designed condo first appeared on the market a year ago, asking $12 million. Then the property was delisted earlier this year after dropping its price to $10 million. Now, this 4,055-square-foot duplex may reside in a Beaux Arts building built in 1927, but you wouldn’t know it by the looks of its modern interior. In fact, house hunters might be pleasantly surprised to find a state-of-the-art, chef’s kitchen right out of the space age waiting for them as they enter.
The lower level has an open, loft-like layout with high ceilings and plenty of light. The large entertainment space has a living and dining room along with a media room, a bar, and a head-turning chef’s kitchen straight from the Jetsons. The rest of the floor plan is a bit of a head-scratcher, however, with an amalgamation of rooms meshed together in a rather odd manner. This hodgepodge includes a laundry room/mudroom with a walk-in closet and a bathroom, a library/bedroom with custom built-ins, two little hallways, two bedrooms, and two other interestingly situated bathrooms. A third bedroom and bathroom are stationed behind the bar.
Upstairs, the generous master is accompanied by an equally sizable dressing room. The space has three additional California walk-in closets and a windowed bath with double sinks, stall shower and a soaking tub. From the bedroom you can step directly onto the large terrace, which is the perfect destination for an outdoor living room. The terrace is also accessible from the second floor landing, allowing the master suite to remain private.
Residents of the Apple Bank Building enjoy a private entrance, bike storage, private storage units, and a 24-hour doorman, concierge, and fitness center inside the bank’s vault. With a location right in the heart of the Upper West Side, this home is close to tons of restaurants and schools, with transportation and the iconic Central Park merely blocks away.
Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group