Starchitect Jean Nouvel’s 100 Eleventh Avenue may have received mixed reviews—which is made even more evident when you look at its rocky listing history—but that doesn’t change the fact that this pad is a clear showstopper. Not only does the stunning full-floor penthouse offer 360 degrees of stellar views through 150 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling windows; have a sprawling layout and two terraces; and reside on one of New York’s most recognizable blocks, surrounded by buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Frank Gehry and Shigeru Ban; but this unit also has recently renovated interiors courtesy of Jennifer Post, one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers. Bottom line, if you’re a big name-dropper, this $45,000/month rental has your name written all over it.
It’s clear this pad’s calling card is its spectacular panoramic vistas, capturing most of New York City’s major landmarks. This means you can sightsee right from home, with the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, High Line, and Statue of Liberty all within view. Not to mention that dusk is bound to be a show worth catching every night with breathtaking views of the sun setting over the Hudson. And while 11-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows might sound a bit intimidating, it’s worth noting that there’s plenty of privacy in this upper level suite.
The 4,818-square-foot layout includes three large bedrooms, three and a half windowed bathrooms, and an office (which can easily become bedroom number four). There’s also a great room; spacious, custom-designed eat-in kitchen; formal dining room; media room; and library. Sleek, modern touches of black-and-white Corian Italian marble and hand-finished plaster walls are offset by the warmth of Listone Giordano handmade oak floors. Additional features include two statuary slab marble fireplaces, motorized shades, and custom lighting.
When you’re finished admiring the picturesque views from this magnificent penthouse, step right outside to enjoy some more artwork. The world famous galleries of David Zwirner and Michael Rosenfeld are steps away, as is the new Whitney Museum, slated to open next spring. And once you’ve had enough art, there’s plenty more to enjoy in this thriving neighborhood with Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District right at your feet.
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