A reimagined building inside the first ever Art Deco skyscraper in the world has a two-floor penthouse on the market for $39.95 million in Tribeca—currently the record holder for priciest neighborhood in New York City.
This building at 100 Barclay was built in 1927 by Ralph Walker and has been reimagined as the new home of 156 luxury condos, currently ranging in price from about $2.5 million to this penthouse, which had previously been listed for $59 million. This unit uses the entire top two floors—the 32nd and 33rd—to create the the 14,500 square feet of living space that is nearly built out but still has a few unfinished parts so the new owner can put their stamp on the place. There’s infrastructure for an internal elevator, for example, and several pre-installed junction boxes that can support lighting fixtures up to 550 pounds. Not all the available space has been configured into separate bedrooms, but a rep for the listing says there is enough room to add up to five of them.
As it stands now the configuration means it has one of the largest living rooms in New York at approximately 3,000 square feet. The continuous wall space that defines the room is large enough for museum-sized artwork to adorn its sides. On the other side of the room, the massive windows which have unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Hudson River, reach as high as 20-feet tall and nine-feet wide.
According to listing agent, Shaun Osher of CORE, “the penthouse is priced very reasonably compared with the others just above $2,600 per square foot, which is below the average. It has the most square feet for the price and it is pre-war construction. Buildings cannot be built like this in 2019, it is a different caliber of quality and strength.”
Since the unit is unfinished only a few photos have been released, but they’re a good representation of how massive the space is.
The finished kitchen comes with 1,000 square feet of space and a 630-bottle wine cellar, wet bar and fireplace. The workspace consists of Calacatta Gold marble countertops and backsplash with oak cabinetry lining the room. Gaggenau appliances include two convection ovens, two fridges and freezers, an eight-burner cooking range, 36-inch induction cooktop and two dishwashers.
Here’s another view of the kitchen.
Designers have made use of the existing features, such as the nook in this wall by the window that has been turned into oversized shelving.
The landmarked building has retained its iconic lobby with hand-painted ceiling murals depicting the historical advancement of human communication, a homage to the building’s original use for the American Telephone Company.
Building amenities include an indoor lap pool, kids pool, 100 private wine lockers, 24-hour doorman, teen lounge, children’s playroom, billiards room, gym, media lounge and business center. For more info go to the listing page via agent Shaun Osher, founder and CEO of the brokerage CORE or the info page from 100 Barclay.