One of several high-profile homes for a high powered creative couple and their three children, this sprawling apartment at 170 East End Avenue is both a perfect canvas for a very serious art gallerist and collector and a home that is lacking exactly nothing, including river, bridge and skyline views, 5,000 square feet of interior space, 20 foot ceilings, 13 rooms, a 150-bottle wine cellar, several terraces, a teak gazebo and a pond with its own waterfall. Indeed “truly remarkable,” with interiors by renowned architect Peter Marino, the condominium, just listed for $16.5 million, has 2,186 square feet of landscaped private terraces, six bedrooms plus a library, formal dining, an eat-in kitchen, a home office, studies and lounges–all in a full-service Upper East Side building with amenities galore.
Former art dealer and international gallerist Dominique Lévy and her partner, filmmaker Dorothy Berwin, paid $12 million for the apartment in 2007 according to city records. Though it’s packed with dozens of works by artists like Cindy Sherman and Tom Sachs, the pair’s playful sense of style has kept the home guest- and kid-friendly.
An entry gallery with lacquered walls leads to a living room with 20-foot ceilings and windows that provide panoramic views of the East River and Carl Schurz Park. A wood-burning fireplace and custom-designed studio lighting provide an interior spark.
The living room opens into an oak-paneled corner library with with more wide-open views. All of the home’s east-facing rooms feature balconies.
This floor’s endless rooms also include a home office, a study with a full bath, a wet bar and a laundry closet. A formal dining room adjoins a custom-designed corner eat-in kitchen with more sweeping views of the park and the river through walls of windows. In the kitchen you’ll find a separate breakfast area, glowing white Corian countertops, aubergine lacquered cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances.
A second gallery connects to a powder room and a temperature-controlled 150-bottle wine cellar. A lounge/playroom leads to a bedroom wing with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a second laundry room.
Three of the home’s bedrooms have direct access to a multi-level landscaped private terrace–a paradise all on its own with a teak wood gazebo, planters, a custom irrigation and lighting system–and a pond with its own waterfall.
Up a wood and iron staircase you’ll find another gallery, open to the living room below. An elegant bedroom suite contains a marble bath, a corner bedroom with eastern and southern exposures, a balcony and a custom-outfitted walk-in closet/dressing room.
With no comfort left unconsidered, the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows feature electronic window treatments, and there’s an integrated sound system and central air conditioning.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
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