CONTRACT SIGNED COOL CHIC GLASS PENTHOUSE This home is both gorgeous and unique for New York - Like a Malibu beach house, with the sophistication of Manhattan architecture. Atop the beautiful and historic turn of the century 190 Riverside Drive arises this contemporary and dramatic penthouse, all new construction. Designed by renowned architect Howard Spivak of Spivak Architects, this special home was constructed with the highest quality finishes, creating a jaw-dropping residence. The key locked elevator opens directly into the apartment. Immediately you are greeted with continuous bi-fold glass doors and the 11 foot coffered partially glass ceilings and walls. The enormous living and dining room is anchored around a custom anthracite stone and glass gas fireplace, which adds an elegant and modern focal point. Off of the spacious and bright living room and dining room is the partially open kitchen, creating both a loft like and zen like atmosphere. On the opposite side of the living space is a media room, facing South, with access to the terrace. The bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms are in a separate wing. The glass walls surrounding the living, dining and kitchen areas are continuous bi fold glass doors, allowing access to the amazing wrap terrace, and creating the feeling that the inside and outside are one. This terrace continues around the entire perimeter of the home and has gorgeous city and river views. The kitchen has been custom designed in a contemporary fashion and to please the most discerning chef. White stained oak cabinetry blends beautifully with the quartzite backsplash and center island top, as well as the black stone countertops. The appliances include a 36" Sub-Zero refrigerator, a 30" Sub-Zero freezer, 6 burner stove plus griddle and double ovens with vented hood and large wine refrigerator. There is endless cabinet, pantry and counter space, plus access to the terrace, where there is an exterior gas connection for a gas grill. The kitchen also has wonderful light and views. The separate bedroom wing houses 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and a large laundry room with a full size vented washer/dryer. Each bedroom is spacious and sun-flooded, facing either open South, East or North and each has its own en-suite bathroom with radiant heat. Three out of the 5 bedrooms have access to the terrace, including the master suite which has its own private terrace and wonderful river views. The master suite also boasts an enormous walk-in closet and a luxurious spa like bathroom with Dolamitchi marble walls and floors, large double vanity with custom cabinetry, a 6 foot soaking tub with white Macauba quartzite accents, a separate steam shower with body jets, radiant heat and incomparable Dombracht, Duravit and Waterworks fixtures and fittings. The master bedroom is designed to easily incorporate the smaller fifth bedroom, in the event that one prefers 2 bathrooms and 2 dressing rooms for the master suite.
In addition to the wrap terrace, up a dramatic staircase is a glass bulkhead that not only brings more light into the gallery and living space of the home, it also opens onto another large private terrace with even more dramatic views of the Hudson, the City and New Jersey. Here on this fabulous perch is also a gas line, allowing for an outdoor kitchen and more entertaining space.
Every modern amenity and luxury has been addressed- such as a Lutron lighting control system with iPhone/iPad app and Android, pre-wiring for cable includes cat 5E and fiber optic cable, multi-zoned central AC with individual controls in each room, and a private hot water heater.
This very special home comprises nearly 4500 square feet inside and nearly 3000 square feet of outdoor space. Also included in the purchase is a private, deeded, self-park garage spot in the building and a large storage area to be built out to suit the buyer.