Run your own library from this $5M bookshelf-lined Central Park West loft
The Century condominium at 25 Central Park West lives up to its ambitious name; its Art Deco architecture is as distinctive as its prime Central Park location with views to match. This light-flooded corner penthouse has 360-degree park views, but even those may need to compete with the sheer amount of reading material on the bookshelves that line this $5 million loft. With impossibly high ceilings, exposed beams, multiple levels, and innovative modern finishes, the three-bedroom residence has the feel of a loft within the elegant context of a pre-war apartment building.
A private staircase brings you to your full-floor apartment. Enter through a foyer gallery leading to an enormous corner living room area with 13-foot ceilings and pale wood floors. The first thing you’ll notice is that the walls are lined with bookshelves in every direction, from the ceiling to the floor, crafted of pale wood that adds warmth to the modern space. Then you’ll notice the views.
The living room glows with the sunlight that streams into this corner perch. Decorative plaster wall treatments and large columns accentuate the modern feel of the building’s 1930s envelope.
The large kitchen’s recent renovation resulted in a streamlined, modern space that’s ready for its next chef. A Boffi open kitchen system includes a pantry and impressively beefy marble countertops.
A guest room/ office adjacent the kitchen offers those mesmerizing Central Park views. Off the foyer, a hallway leads to the master bedroom.
The master bedroom suite includes an elegantly renovated master bath, a walk-in closet and two additional closets.
A third bedroom is almost as big as the master, and also has a renovated en-suite bath.
In addition to location and those postcard-worthy views, the landmarked Art Deco building offers a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, a private garden, laundry facilities and a dry-cleaner on the premises.
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