Situated on the Southwestern Corner with open Western Views comes this Light filled and Stunning 3 bedroom 3.5 bath at 56 Leonard. With 11 foot ceilings and walls of windows that open up to skyline and river views to the west and south-- you feel like you are floating above TriBeCa while in the comforts of your own home. Whether you are awakening to a sunrise or enjoying the sunset and late nights, with the city lights as your backdrop, life is just better in Pritzker-Prize-winning-architects Herzog and de Meuron's residential masterpiece!
The moment you step through the over-sized front door, you are greeted by warm and beautiful Appalachian quarter sawn White Oak floors and the breathtaking great room! With a corner exposure and two glass walls the dynamic city skyline serves as the background. Meanwhile the stunning Molteni chef's kitchen boasts satin-etched glass cabinetry and seamlessly-incorporated appliances from Sub-Zero and Miele and a semi-movable island anchor this show stopper of a room! Designed for relaxation or entertaining , the space also features inside/outside living with an over-sized balcony which offers additional vantage points and views!
When it's time to retreat for the evening, the over-sized master bedroom suite is a dream. It features 2 massive walk in closets; and a windowed five-fixture spa-like bathroom adorned with a double vanity, water closet, custom and Grohe fixtures, and travertine and Thassos marble, radiant heated floors, and a glass enclosed steam shower. Meanwhile, the focal point is the free-standing soaking tub bathed in southern light!
On the other wing of the apartment is another bedroom suite with plenty of closet space and another large bedroom. There is also another large sized bedroom with an en-suite bathroom as well. With multiple zoned 4-pipe heating and cooling systems for year-round climate control; a W/D,and a simple but elegant powder room with a sculptured travertine sink complete the picture.
56 Leonard has an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff along with a live-in Building Manager, on-site parking and 17,000 square feet of amenities spread over two levels. The incredibly modern 75 foot lap pool with a sundeck, fitness center, treatment room, sauna, steam room, library lounge, screening room, private dining room, multiple terraces, and a playroom are linked together by an amazing spiral poured-concrete staircase embodying modern design. Internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Anish Kapoor, is in the midst of installing his first permanent work in New York, at the base of the building, completing the masterpiece that Herzog and DeMeuron envisioned. Now a global landmark and signature of the New York skyline, 56 Leonard is a marvel, and the perfect marriage of engineering and design that only a select few have the ability to call home.