West Chelsea Dream Penthouse!
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind extraordinary penthouse in West Chelsea, bordering the private General Theological Seminary gardens. 455 West 20th Street is a custom designed residence by celebrated architect Alan Wanzenberg, rendering an exceptional four exposure duplex with 3791 square feet of interior living space, approximately 1000 square feet of private terraces. Sunfilled gleaming large windows capture iconic NYC views of The Empire State Building, the Edge at Hudson Yards, historic tree-lined streets, and the Highline.
The interior has been masterfully designed by Lewis Miller, intelligently designed for a modern, open, and airy lifestyle, and blends gracious comfortable living with grand indoor and outdoor entertaining. Enter from your private elevator vestibule to a generous entry gallery which leads to an amazing 41.3 by 15-foot grand scaled great room with a stunning wood burning fireplace, a large dining area that can easily seat 20 plus, wrapped by an impressive South and East facing set back terrace with a large outdoor dining table, Wolf barbecue, herb garden and mature plantings. High ceilings and floor to ceilings windows, central air conditioning, custom lighting and electric shades are throughout this home. A fabulous chef's dream kitchen has an open modern feeling with a large window, and door for easy access to the terrace, a Wolf oven, Miele convection oven and microwave, two Bosch dishwashers, one Subzero refrigerator, and one full sized Subzero freezer, two Subzero wine refrigerators, sleek marble countertops with seating and plentiful cerused oak custom cabinetry. A large, customized bar is adjacent to the kitchen providing easy access for hosting a delightful gathering. A huge pantry off the kitchen is equipped with abundant storage and a full-sized washer and dryer, as well as a service door to the elevator vestibule and trash removal. Traditional craftmanship renders beautiful hardwood flooring, exception millwork and custom cabinetry throughout. The epitome of fine living with four large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The pin-drop quiet prime suite of exquisite grand proportions is luxuriously finished with an enormous custom walk-in closet, a dressing room and vanity, an impressive windowed prime bathroom with a stand-alone soaking tub, steam shower, double vanity, radiant heating and is encased in glistening white Carrara marble. The bedroom is a sumptuous corner respite separated by a pocket door, with lovely leafy green views and a wood burning fireplace.
Ascend the staircase to a serenity filled second floor. The extravagantly detailed solarium is equipped with a wet bar, floor to ceiling glass, automatic solar shades and leads to a sunfilled private roof terrace, great for private outdoor relaxing and catching some sunshine.
Extra spacious, quiet and comfortable the second bedroom enjoys a nature filled leafy corner, with an ensuite bathroom with tub, custom closets and great storage. The additional two bedrooms are generously sized, one with an ensuite bathroom and one bathroom with guest access.
Situated on the best block in West Chelsea, 20th Street between 9th and 10th avenue and flanking the grounds of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. 455 West 20th Street comes with exclusive keyed access to this serene and peaceful oasis called "The Close," with winding paths, stone benches, picnic tables, rolling lawns, and stunning landscaping. Church bells toll mellifluously in the evenings from the teaching chapel on the grounds. It is one of the most unique and tranquil gardens in all of New York City.
Amenities in this boutique luxury condominium include: full-time doormen, a fitness center, bicycle storage, resident manager, private storage spaces and exclusive access to "The Close". A garage is conveniently located a half block away. The Penthouse comes with two dedicated storage units. Perfectly located in this historic prime neighborhood with wonderful art galleries, The Highline, fine and casual dining options, convenient transportation. Walking distance to Avenues School, Chelsea Piers and Hudson Yards.