Even in a city filled with stunning multimillion-dollar residences it is rare to find one that is equally impressive inside as it is out. Well, look no further this two bedroom penthouse at Windsor Tower, 5 Tudor City Place.
Step into the 400-square-foot living room and be instantly awed by the dramatic 17-foot ceilings and the eighteen individual grid-style windows stacked three high to reach the full height of the room. With both city and East river views, this open and airy room still manages to feel warm and welcoming with its dark hardwood flooring and enormous stone fireplace.
Ideal for entertaining intimate and large parties alike, the main floor also features a delicate dining area, efficient kitchen, and bedroom with private bath. The second level is devoted entirely to the master suite, and includes a library/office overlooking the main living space as well as a second private en suite bathroom.
But as alluring as the interior of this home is, it faces heavy competition from the generously sized outdoor space, which includes a private professionally landscaped (lit and irrigated) 1,500-square-foot garden terrace. Here, one is surrounded not only by the lush greenery of the impeccable landscaping, but also an array of limestone neo-Gothic ornamentation that would give any castle a run for its money. Viewing the Manhattan skyline from this exquisitely grand perch? Priceless. (But lucky for you, it can be had for only $4.5 million.)
The unique “castle-like” beauty of 5 Tudor Place even caught the eye of location scouts for the movie Spider-Man, who tapped the top floors for the exterior of Norman Osborn’s rooftop mansion.
As much as we love New York’s four seasons, this terrace makes us wish we could hang outside all year long. But hey, we could do worse than spend cold winter evenings warmed up by the living room’s wood-burning fireplace enjoying the sparkling lights of our favorite city.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Murray Hill