The triplex crown-jewel penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue has hit the market. Still some months from completion, the residence is nonetheless ready to be shown. Its price tag, however, is a prolapse-inducing $68.5 million.
But, the seventy million dollars will buy one of the most spectacular residences in Manhattan. With a total of nearly 16,000 square feet of living space—10,000 interior, and 5,700 exterior—the ‘Crown Penthouse’ is certainly not wanting for space, and its New York skyline and Central Park views are remarkably comprehensive. The pre-war building is ideally situated, and the penthouse is the most acute representation of the building.
Interior features include herringbone hardwood, gas fireplaces, spacious ceilings and oversized windows. Lines are extremely linear, and ornament is at an absolute minimum, with the exception of the living room arched window frames—a little gothic, a little Romanesque add a bit of spice to the vision. But the Crown will surely be a blank canvas for its owner.
Designed to be a disparate and self-contained living space within the penthouse, the master suite measures a whopping 2,000 square feet, and includes a pair of dressing rooms, a pair of bathrooms, as well as a library, a kitchenette, a private sitting room, and private stairway to the terrace.
The property exterior—again, at 5,700 square feet—may be the most impressive feature of the home. It really does make the Crown an enclave in the sky.