Back in September 6sqft brought you news of the “unbridled luxury” in the works for a townhouse at 357 West 17th Street that designer Karim Rashid sold to Wonder Works Construction Corp., developer of Williamsburg‘s pricey Oosten condominium complex, for $9.35 million in 2014. Rashid had lived in–and occasionally rented out–a candy-colored, neon-furnished loft in the building. Wonder Works subsequently hired Architect Andres Escobar to transform the 25-foot-wide building into an 11,000-square-foot modern single-family mansion with five bedrooms, 11 baths, a private internal garage, a 400 bottle glass-enclosed wine room, a fully-stocked gym and spa with a pool, a screening room, decks, terraces and patios with city views. Though the renderings looked sufficiently swank, the finished home, now on the market for $38.6 million, more than delivers on the promise of luxe. From the smallest details (Swarovski crystal drawer pulls, faux croc finishes on kitchen cabinets, marble everything and a bathroom faucet that’s suspended from the ceiling) to the previously-mentioned lifestyle transformers, no expense was spared in the creation of this contemporary urban manse.
After the extensive renovation that resulted in the addition of a fifth floor, the home’s interior space measures 11,000 square feet and boasts five bedroom suites, 11 bathrooms and powder rooms, a professional-grade kitchen and 2,000 square feet of outdoor space
From the center of a chic and somewhat understated living room you’ll notice a DaVinci gas fireplace anchoring the interior and the good fortune of glassed-in terrace views from the mezzanine-level formal dining area.
The pared-down but luxurious interiors incorporate Italian brands and a general European contemporary aesthetic. In the kitchen, what the listing calls a “stunning showplace made for luxe entertaining,” offers a double-height mirror image kitchen with two massive islands, two ovens and two pairs of refrigerator-freezers (including a wine fridge); the Wall Street Journal tells of details like those faux croc-accented cabinets and crystal hardware.
For wine-lovers, a 400-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar keeps the best bottles always at the ready for celebration–and there’s certainly a lot to celebrate without even having to leave home.
Five bedrooms (four en-suite) await family and guests, while the master suite spans an entire floor and offers twin bathrooms plus a powder room, a kitchenette, two sitting rooms and wardrobes and chic custom cabinetry galore.
In the powder room, the faucet is suspended from the ceiling, controlled via a panel on the wall. Because it can.
There’s plenty of space for more bedrooms as mentioned, and we can’t even imagine what we’d do with 11 bathrooms.
In addition to the aforementioned glass-clad wine room, the home’s cellar level offers a swimming pool, a steam/sauna cabinet and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Perfect for a post-workout chillout, a soundproof home theater with stadium seating, 3D HD projection and THX Dolby surround sound is like having a movie theater in the privacy of your own home. The home’s electronic systems and other tech highlights are just as accommodating and include integrated sound, CCTV and intercom.
In case you’d look up from all of this luxury and crave the great outdoors, multiple private outside spaces include a small garden, two oversized rear terraces and a cruise ship-worthy roof deck with iconic New York City views in every direction.
And don’t forget the garage, which means your poor
baby vehicle won’t have to freeze to death in the cold or be set upon by parking garage car thieves; glass walls mean you can gaze fondly at your whip whenever the mood hits.
This definitely less candy-colored version of 357 West 17th is surrounded by some of the city’s most innovative contemporary architecture, so while it would be a standout anywhere for its luxe factor, the building’s minimal-modern exterior fits right in as part of the neighborhood’s High Line-adjacent modern architecture showcase.
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Images courtesy of Compass.
Neighborhoods : Chelsea