Internationally renowned architect César Pelli, founder of the firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, just listed his San Remo apartment at 145 Central Park West for $26 million (h/t LLNYC). Pelli and his wife, landscape architect and urban design scholar Diana Balmori, who died last year, purchased the five-bedroom co-op for $17.5 million in 2015 from John Leguizamo’s mother-in-law, Rona Maurer. Pelli is known for skyscrapers like Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers and, closer to home, Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan, and he’s now hoping to make quite the profit on this incredible spread.
The creative pair added their own design touches to the sprawling Central Park West home with amazing views of the park and beyond. The classic 12-room apartment begins with a private elevator landing and features a library, original oak herringbone floors, and a Carrara marble mantle. “Creatively and intelligently designed by two of the most renowned architects and urban landscapers of 20th/21st century for their own use,” the classic co-op does indeed “flow from one grand room to the next.”
The gracious dining room lined with built-in shelving and perfectly-equipped chef’s kitchen are blessed with those park views.
Bedrooms have custom-made maple closets. All wiring and plumbing have been updated and the entire home is wired with a state-of-the-art automation system.
The Emery Roth-designed San Remo (Demi Moore just sold her penthouse apartment here for $45 million) is a beloved part of the Manhattan streetscape. The building offers a renovated fitness room, a recreational area, a bike room and a private garden for residents.
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- Demi Moore finally sells San Remo penthouse for a much-reduced $45M
Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Central Park West