40 Broad Street, Penthouse
Spanning 50-feet with a continuous wall of windows, this trophy penthouse faces south and offers an abundance of light, with open views of the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center. A custom window bench, 1000 pound steel & brass safe bought from the Bank of France in Vichy, France from the 1880's and motorized blinds which activate with the touch of a button, are just two of the thoughtfully designed features in this bespoke residence.
When walking into the apartment from one of its two entrances, guests step onto reclaimed hardwood floors from the Portuguese embassy in Paris, which were milled to designer specifications in France. The open layout of this penthouse can be separated by two retractable glass garage doors on opposite sides of the apartment. One door separates the living room from the master bedroom suite, transforming the space from an open loft into a well-proportioned one-bedroom residence, while the other separates a corner living space and large sauna bathroom.
The sauna bathroom, one of three bathrooms within the penthouse, features reclaimed 1930's floral patterned hand-cut blue stone tiles from Belgium, and a grand stone tub which was cut from a single stone that was imported from Mexico. The room evokes the 15th-century church in Palma, Italy, on which it was modeled.
This residence’s expansive living room features sweeping views of downtown Manhattan and the east river, as well as a highly curated array of fixtures and furnishings including Napoleon III chairs, tufted sofas in mohair, vintage French leather club chairs, haberdashery from a custom shirt and tie store in Boston, industrial factory lights and tables, 1920's street lights from Brussels and various mid-century modern items.
The kitchen also offers a unique experience when entering or leaving through stainless steel Art Deco doors from the 1920s that were rescued from a theater in Hawaii. A full suite of high-end appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and a Miele gas stove and dishwasher, are accompanied by custom zinc and brass cabinetry that was treated to create an aged patina. The ceiling is made of reclaimed tin from institutional buildings. Adjacent to the kitchen are two the floor-to-ceiling Gagganeau wine refrigerators that are located in close proximity to a custom 16-foot metal bar.
When leaving the kitchen, one passes beneath a 1908 two-tier converted gas reflective chandelier, and is led to two Murano glass chandeliers from the 1920s and 1970s, that are hung from the penthouse’s beamed ceilings, from which an Integrated 50” TV descends at the push of a button. In addition to its state-of-the-art technologies that are seamlessly integrated throughout the space, this unique penthouse has been decorated with custom-commissioned furniture as well as European antiquities which are all included in the sale of this property.
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|Bicycle Room||Fitness Room|
|Private Storage||Valet Service|
|En Suite Bath||Heated Floors|
|Soaking Tub||Stall Shower|
|Abundant Closets||Custom Closet|
|Separate Dining Area||Dishwasher|
|Refrigerator||Stainless Steel Appliances|
|Family Room||Powder Room|
|Split Bedrooms||Entry Foyer|
|Dressing Area||Hudson River Views|
|Open Views||Skyline Views|