Elegance, glamour, and sweeping scale define this architecturally significant duplex located in the prime West Village, steps away from scenic Hudson River Park.With two landscaped loggias, and dramatic double-height, south-facing casement windows, this sun-flooded apartment combines the privacy and scale of a townhouse with the open ease of modern loft living. Designed by interior architect Deborah Berke, in a full-service boutique building, this bespoke five bedroom residence is a custom work of art with the highest attention to detail and materials.The homes focal point is the magnificent great room with awe-inspiring 19-foot ceilings. Southern exposures and oblique river views create an atmosphere that is at once dramatic and serene. The library and the dining area each with custom rosewood accents and dual outdoor spaces complete a truly luxurious living space.Designed with entertaining in mind, the kitchen features best in class appliances, custom cabinetry, and Ceasarstone surfaces. The large center island and casual windowed dining area make this the perfect setting for friends and family to cook together as well as the ideal set-up for professional staff. With a dedicated service entrance and sleek pocket doors that separate the kitchen from the great room, the form and function of the kitchen and its interaction with the living space are impeccable.A guest suite and family room balance the common areas with a private retreat on the lower level.The second level, accessible via a sleek floating staircase or by elevator is currently configured with two en-suite bedrooms, a media room open to the living area below and a private master wing. The master suite is a true sanctuary with its own sitting room/office, spa-style windowed bathroom, and two generously sized walk-in closets.In addition to the beauty and scale of this unique home, the apartment is fully renovated with the latest in smart home technology, radiant heated floors in all bathrooms, central heating, cooling & humidification, abundant closet space, a proper laundry room, and a convenient mudroom.Designed by architect Cary Tamarkin, 397 West 12th Street was inspired by the maritime warehouse architecture of the historic West Village. The condo building has a 24-hour doorman, bike room, and onsite storage. Full-service parking garage is directly across the street. The apartment enjoys close proximity to Hudson River Park, the High Line, The Whitney Museum, as well as the shops and restaurants of the Meatpacking District and charming West Village.There is a 421a Tax Abatement expiring 2021..