Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, nothing looks more appealing than a spacious, well-designed roof deck that just happens to have a water tower perched above it. That’s the case at this Midtown West condo at 40 West 55th Street, now on the market for $2.5 million. The one-bedroom penthouse is literally surrounded on four sides by an outdoor space lined with greenery. Inside, a skylight and southern, western and northern exposures that look out onto the lush terrace result in a modern, bright interior.
While the pre-war building was designed by the renowned 1920s architect Rosario Candela, this particular apartment has undergone a more modern touch. Mirrored walls and glass doors compliment wood floors and high ceilings, while a skylight brings in light from above. The one remaining historic detail is the working wood-burning fireplace.
An open kitchen separates the foyer from the living room, where there are two exits out onto the terrace.
The large bedroom comes with a full ensuite bathroom, two closets, and its own direct access to the terrace.
Though it’s a narrow terrace, it winds around the entire apartment offering plenty of opportunities to create fun and unique outdoor enclaves. And you can’t beat that water tower view!
And here’s a floorplan just to give you an idea of how much of the apartment looks out onto the private outdoor space. Central Park is just four blocks north of this apartment, but who needs a park when your pad is surrounded by your own personal greenery?
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Neighborhoods : Midtown West