Even Without Matt Damon as a Neighbor, This Upper West Side Condo Gets Top Billing
The Bourne Identify star may have passed on being a neighbor but this 5BR/5.5BA apartment at 535 West End Avenue has star quality all its own, starting with the elegant gallery off a large and semi-private landing – what a way to make an entrance!
But where this impeccable home truly shines is the enormous 800+square-foot living dining area which takes full advantage of the building’s unique curved “corner”, offering a picturesque view through wonderfully large and plentiful floor-to-ceiling windows. From there, just follow the exquisite herringbone-patterned solid rosewood floors to the charming and bright library/den with beautiful built-in shelving sitting opposite its picture-perfect window.
This star continues to shine brightly as you move into the “suburban-sized” gourmet kitchen/breakfast room, its modern appeal underscored by custom Smallbone of Devizes cabinets, thick natural stone counters, a La Cornue 6-burner gas stove with two ovens, two Miele dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two sinks, a warming stove, electric oven for baking and a built-in cappuccino/espresso maker. Wow, that’s enough to make Martha Stewart a little jealous! (And we didn’t even mention the butler’s pantry!)
Of course the generously-sized master en suite featuring radiant heated floors, a spa tub, double vanity and oversized glass shower in the master bath is equally as stunning, but it’s the Academy Award caliber windowed closet/dressing room that really got our attention. We’d take a little extra time getting ready just to luxuriate in its built-in wardrobes and shoe shelves.
With three additional bedrooms (four if you opt to convert that dressing room back to its original use) complete with their own en-suite natural stone and Waterworks bathroom, and an abundance of closets, this sprawling 4,400-square-foot home, one block from Riverside Park, is the perfect blend of grand entertaining and easy family living.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens