Very rarely is there an opportunity such as this: to purchase an impeccably designed 2,425 square foot, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home with library on the West Chelsea waterfront. Masterfully designed by the architects of Foster + Partners, this beautifully scaled residence includes a magnificent 26' x 19' southwest-facing corner living room, overlooking the Hudson River, downtown Manhattan and beyond. The adjacent, fully appointed kitchen with beveled Blanco de Macael marble countertops and backsplash, and a generous library/media room complete the apartment's entertainment and living spaces.
A gracious master bedroom features a fully finished dressing room with extensive custom millwork by Foster + Partners. The luxurious master bathroom includes a stately entrance through 9' double doors, a freestanding tub, radiant heated Luna Black granite floors, as well as a custom Corian vanity with integrated lighting. Other features include an enclosed shower and water closet with custom designed floor-to-ceiling translucent glass doors. The secondary bedroom has an en suite bath with Travertino Striato stone floors and elegant Dornbracht fixtures.
Vintage and custom furniture pieces by designers Milo Baughman, Ferruccio Laviani, Eero Saarinen, Karl Springer, Francois Bauchet, Boris Tabacoff, and Hans Agne Jakobbson may be purchased separately.
With just 43 private homes overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea, 551 West 21st Street provides an exclusive and urbane setting, ideally located on Manhattan's waterfront and a premier block in one of the most vibrant and sought-after neighborhoods in the world. The building is perfectly located in the West Chelsea Arts District, with top gallerists from Paula Cooper, Barbara Gladstone, Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner all as neighbors; additional nearby attractions include the High Line Park, Avenues: The World School, countless restaurants and shopping, the High Line Hotel and soon NYC's first Six Senses Hotel. Exquisitely crafted by the master architects of Foster + Partners, 551 West 21st Street features a gated drive court surrounded by a 20-foot green wall, a dramatic awe-inspiring 34-foot, double height lobby with custom designed chandelier and a prismatic glass wall allowing natural light to flood the space. Additional amenities include full-time doorman and concierge, porter and valet services, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a his and her spa and sauna, treatment room, yoga room, residents' lounge, children's playroom, bike storage, a live-in super and a dedicated, separate service entrance.
Parking is available for purchase, providing an immediate escape in and out of the City via the West Side Highway.