“I designed a building I would want to live in as a New Yorker… you could say this is my love letter to New York City,” said starchitect Frank Gehry upon completing his rippling stainless steel rental building at 8 Spruce Street. Officially dubbed New York by Gehry, the 76-story tower is the city’s tallest rental building, making its top-floor penthouses the highest rental units in New York. The largest and most expensive, a 3,771-square-foot, five-bedroom spread that occupies its own wing, has just hit the market for $45,000 a month ($40,154 net effective based on the offering of one month free), a unique opportunity to live in the epitome of this romantic notion.
This unit, PHNS, is a combination of the four-bedroom PHN and the PHS guest suite. Of course, the most stunning aspect of the residence is its views, looking over the Woolworth Building, 56 Leonard, and One World Trade Center and out towards the Hudson and East Rivers, the area’s major bridges, and the Midtown skyline.
A foyer leads to the great room where you’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows, 10-12 foot ceilings, and natural maple plank floors.
From here, the dining room flows into the eat-in kitchen, complete with a wine fridge, six-burner cooktop, double wall oven, and a warming drawer.
The master bedroom has a private sitting area, custom walk-in closet, and ensuite bath with radiant heat flooring, glass walk-in shower, deep soaking tub, and wall-mounted towel warmers.
Other features include motorized solar shades, a laundry room, wet bar, and built-in speakers throughout. Plus, the unit comes with a private parking space and the building offers an impressive array of indoor and outdoor amenities, such as a fitness center with specialized studios for kickboxing and pilates, spa, indoor swimming pool surrounded by a wrap-around sundeck, a grilling terrace with cabanas, a screening room, and 15,000 square feet of landscaped plazas.
[Listing: 8 Spruce Street, PHNS by Forest City Ratner Companies]
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