Inspired by his trip to Therme Vals in Switzerland and the architecture of Pritzker-prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor, the owner of the penthouse at 206 East 73rd hired architect Wayne Turret to create his very own spa in New York City. Turret decked out this two-bedroom, two and a half, 2,650-square-foot penthouse loft on the Upper East Side with a high design, minimal modernist, spa-like aesthetic. This unique triplex penthouse, asking $6,950,000, sits on top of the Blanca Loft Condominium near the corner of 73rd Street and 3rd Avenue.
The home’s private elevator opens directly onto the lofty living room with its soaring 30-foot ceilings that is flooded with natural light from the wall of windows.
The eye-catching 12-foot-long gas fireplace is faced in two-story-high Vals-quarried Quartzite, the first home to use this stone in the United States. The owner and architect handpicked the stones from the quarry in Switzerland.
The unique blackened steel wall that wraps the elevator and entrance has a cosmopolitan sophistication.
A modern steel and lucite stairway with amber-colored resin treads seamlessly connects all three levels while infusing light throughout the home. The stairway cost $1 million to design and construct. Off the master, there is a cantilevered study hovering over the living room.
A grand terrace leads off the living room is perfect for entertaining. This is one of four terraces in the home.
The sleek custom, modern matte lacquer kitchen cabinetry is highly functional with Gaggenau, Sub Zero and Miele appliances and Corian counters.
Off the kitchen is a super cool, sexy blackened steel paneled powder room with Boffi sink and fixtures. At the end of the first level is a second bedroom suite with a private balcony and en-suite windowed bathroom with teak, glass, Corian detailing and a steam shower.
The large master suite is on the second level. It features a knife-edged light alcove above the bed, a private balcony and a large walk-in closet.
The skylit en-suite bathroom has electronic privacy glass enhancing the spa-like feel of this home (now you see it, now you don’t!). The bathroom also has a 500-pound custom twin vanity with waterfall faucets and tons of storage. A custom, deep bathing pool features chroma-therapy and a ceiling-mounted water feature.
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All photos courtesy of Compass
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side