Apparently, even 1,500 square feet of mesmerizing outdoor space isn’t enough to get renters to pay the $40,000-per-month asking price for this Union Square penthouse at 17 East 17th Street. The unique home has had a pretty rocky history during its last few years on the rental market, and it appears to still be searching for a temporary dweller nearly a year after it last became available. As stunning as this 4,000-square-foot triplex is—and it’s a stunner—there’s one interesting choice that might make apartment hunters take pause. You’ll see what we’re talking about after the break.
A keyed elevator takes you directly into this breathtaking four-bedroom penthouse. The remarkable space has a brand new interior, thanks to a complete gut renovation, and now boasts wide-plank floors, exposed brick, and tons of natural light. For those who aren’t interested in taking the elevator, a captivating floating glass staircase offers another option for navigating from one level to the next. Meanwhile, the entire apartment is controlled by a Control 4 smart technology system.
The home has two master bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and en suite bathrooms. However, neither of the master baths have a bathtub; for some reason the soaking tubs are right there in the bedrooms (the interesting choice we mentioned). The first master shares the lower level with two other bedrooms and a sitting area. Two floors up, the second master shares its floor with two terraces and a media room. The terrace off the media room is accessed via two giant glass doors, and best of all, there’s a projector that allows for your indoor/outdoor movie-viewing pleasure.
The second floor houses the living space, which is equally prepared for entertaining with a spacious living and dining room with a gas fireplace and a stainless steal eat-in kitchen. And when we say stainless steal kitchen, we mean stainless steal kitchen. This skylit space features marble countertops and backsplashes with stainless drawers and cupboards to go with the matching top-of-the-line appliances.
Without question, the highlight of this outstanding loft is the extraordinary rooftop oasis, which features a private heated pool, cabana, kitchen, and bathroom. Having your own pool in the city is such a rarity; it’s worth overlooking a few bathtubs in bedrooms.
17 East 17th Street is a historic landmark building right in the prime location between Union Square and Flatiron. The 100-year-old condominium has been recently renovated with a new façade and lobby, along with 24-hour video surveillance. Renters will also have access to a remote-controlled locker for handling deliveries.
Photos courtesy of Town Residential