The largest residence atop Midtown's classic Executive Plaza condominium, this spectacular corner penthouse offers partial Central Park views from every room in addition to partial Hudson River views from the living room and the primary bedroom. With northern and western exposures and a complete and thoughtful total renovation, this three-bedroom, two-bath duplex combines the radiance of a new home with the luxury of an established building with experienced and attentive staff.
Upon arriving on the 21st floor and entering the residence at the main level, a foyer leads to an open-plan living and dining room with 8'8" ceilings and ample room for furniture, including a dining table to seat six. The open kitchen features white shaker cabinetry, marble-effect quartz countertops and all new, stainless steel appliances, including an LG ThinQ five-burner induction range with oven, an LG microwave and a Blomberg refrigerator with ice maker. The main work surfaces contain a Kohler deep, undermount sink and a Whirlpool dishwasher. In the center of the kitchen is a square island with overhang, additional storage and a wine refrigerator.
On the main level and through the French doors is a queen-sized bedroom with partial Central Park views, which could also function as a home office as it provides the perfect background and lighting for videoconferences. The bath on this level is clad in glazed, white subway tiles and features a glass-walled bathtub with Grohe European shower, Kohler fixtures and vanity with storage and oak-look tile flooring.
Up the staircase, with enclosed storage below, to the upper level, a sleek, pendant chandelier overlooks the wood steps and handrail and horizontal, steel cable railing. The primary bedroom, with four windows, northern and western exposures, and two large closets, easily fits a king-sized bed, additional furniture and a separate seating area. On the opposite side of the residence is a bedroom which fits a queen-sized bed, additional furniture and seating and features a partial view of Central Park. The bath on this level is wrapped in marble-effect tile and has a large, glass-walled, step-in Grohe rainforest shower with additional European shower, a Kohler vanity with storage and a linen closet.
Wide-plank oak flooring, recessed lighting with Lutron dimmers and contemporary hardware can be found throughout the residence. The heat and air conditioning units in each room have been upgraded and include individual Habitat electronic, wall-panel thermostats to allow for quiet and efficient climate control.
Executive Plaza condominium was originally built as The Hotel Manger in 1926 and designed by architect H. Craig Severance in the Spanish Renaissance style. "The wonder hotel of New York-a modern marble palace," became The Taft Hotel in 1931, the largest hotel in Midtown during the 1930's and 1940's, and gained fame for the noted big bands, led by Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat, Glenn Miller and others, who performed in the grill room. After entering the stunning Art Deco lobby, current residents of Executive Plaza enjoy the services of a full complement of building staff, a rooftop deck, a gym, a laundry room and garage access.
Eight blocks from Central Park, Executive Plaza is surrounded by the cultural destinations of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Broadway theatres and the shopping hubs of Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Columbus Circle and Rockefeller Center.
Just across the street is Le Bernardin, one of the world's best restaurants with three Michelin stars. From grand gourmet Masa, Marea and Aquavit, to cozy local favorites Saar Indian Bistro, Russian Samovar, Don Antonio Pizza and Bibble and Sip, indoor and outdoor dining, takeaway and delivery options abound. Whole Foods, Amish and Westerly markets and the 57th Street Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays provide home chefs with the perfect fresh ingredients. Centrally located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and 400 feet (122 meters) from a Citi Bike docking station, Executive Plaza is served by the 1, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R and W trains.