This troubled triplex penthouse at The Plaza just can’t seem to catch a break. It’s been a steady fall from grace ever since 2008, when an unhappy buyer who bought the $53.5 million place sight unseen sued for his $10.7 million deposit plus damages, claiming the home was misrepresented. Well, London-based developer Christian Candy purchased the pad for a comparatively dirt cheap $25.4 million in 2012 and tried to sell it for $59 million a couple of times in 2013. Now the plagued penthouse is back at the same $59 million asking. There’s something to be said for consistency. Let’s just hope the stars align this time and this “townhouse in the sky” finds an owner.
All three floors of the 6,319-square-foot pad have private elevator access. The 2,300-square-foot main level features entertaining space, a formal dining room, and home office, all overlooking Central Park South. There’s also a giant skylight in a double-height eastern wing offering views of Fifth Avenue. The impressive kitchen has a walk-in wine cellar, and next to it is a custom-built informal dining and media room.
The top floor is 1,000 square feet of dedicated master. We’re talking his and hers bathrooms, two large walk-in closets, laundry, custom bar, four exposures, and a 32-foot terrace overlooking Central Park. The lower level has private entrance for guests and staff, along with three en suite bedrooms facing the park.
When we say The Plaza is a white-glove building, we’re not joking. The list of residents’ perks is long enough and sweet enough to be a lullaby. The lucky one-percenters get access to a La Palestra gym, The Plaza Food Hall, room service from Todd English Food Hall, The Palm Court Restaurant, The Rose Club, Caudalie Spa, Warren-Tricomi Salon, Skinney Med Spa, in-house maid service and in-house doctor. And we even left a few out because our fingers got tired from typing. Here’s hoping it all works out for this one.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens