Architectural Digest recently featured this duplex Penthouse in the heart of Greenwich Village's Gold Coast on the cover of their magazine. Designed and renovated for entertaining on one level with family quarters below, this townhouse-in-the-sky boasts three wood-burning fireplaces, custom detailing and open city views throughout. The foyer leads to a corner living room offering 10.5-foot coffered ceilings, eastern and southern views, and a fireplace with custom moldings. Flanked by two all-glass terrace doors, the dining room lies next to a chef's kitchen with the option to close dual sliding doors for a more formal setting. The kitchen offers space only found in old-world New York mansions and is finished with Butcher block and marble countertops, illuminated with a wall of windows and skylights, and equipped with Viking appliances including a dishwasher, refrigerator, and eight-burner hooded range.
A wrought-iron staircase leads to the private living quarters below, opening into a large family room complete with a fireplace and a second powder room. Adjacent to the family room, a study and glass enclosed office provide additional space for work or leisure. The spacious master suite features unobstructed eastern views, a fireplace and a dressing room larger than most bedrooms. Luxurious fixtures in the en-suite master bath include dual sinks, faucets and fixtures by Waterworks and a freestanding cast iron tub from Signature Hardware. Finishing the floor, two additional bedrooms share a full bathroom.
39 Fifth is an elegant pre-war co-op designed by acclaimed 1920's architect, Emery Roth, who was commissioned by renowned builders, Bing & Bing, to custom-build this full-service, Spanish Renaissance-styled residence featuring arched lobby ceilings and intimate landings. Rarely does a lower Fifth Avenue penthouse offering the grand scale, radiant light and tranquility of this magnificent townhouse-in-the-sky become available.