Unparalleled High Line Views Presenting a rare opportunity to purchase the entire 12th floor and highest simplex built at HL23, an award winning masterwork completed in 2011 by acclaimed architect Neil Denari with interiors designed by Thomas Juul- Hansen. Located at the nexus of 23rd Street and 10th Avenue, the epicenter of Manhattan's burgeoning cultural center of West Chelsea, HL 23 rises up from the High Line- a curtain wall of glass and stainless steel panels hung on a complex cantilevered steel frame. This iconic structure proudly claims its place among the works of art in the surrounding galleries and boasts a LEED- certified Gold Rating for its use of green power and eco efficient appliances and fixtures.
The rarified and artistic tone of this boutique building is established at the outset as one enters the lobby nestled discreetly at the base of the 23rd Street entrance to the High Line Park. The sounds of the city dissipate once inside the double height glass atrium which features a custom neon work by conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth and an elegant, organically shaped lobby desk, hand carved in Italy of a monolithic piece of white marble. From here one enters the private keyed elevator which opens directly into each of the 11 residences in the building.
With over 2600 square feet of living space in its open-plan column free interior, this extraordinary home is comprised of a large entrance foyer, 2 bedrooms, three full bathrooms, an expansive south facing living and dining room that flows into the exquisite eat-in cook's kitchen with banquette wrapped walls. The immediate feeling of the space is one of quiet, sensual serenity contrasting against an exciting backdrop of panoramic views of the High Line gardens to the south and north and London Terrace and the landmarked blocks of historic Chelsea to the east.
Each floor of HL23 is its own unique response to the iconic buildings' sculptural form and no two floors are alike. The public living areas of this apartment boast nearly 11' ceilings, 12'' wide plank solid oak floors with two layers of sound insulation, sloping floor to ceiling walls of low-iron glass for exceptional clarity and punctured by motorized windows for easy opening. On the western wall of the living room is a wood burning fireplace with surround of Pierre de Cluny stone and a long rosewood "eyebrow" running the length of it and on the eastern wall, the Valcucine kitchen. Artfully composed of the Artemica glass system in a gray and yellow palette and expertly designed for optimal storage and function, the kitchen features Miele appliances; oven and cooktop with a hidden hood, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler and exquisite custom lighting. A large dining area surrounded with banquettes and ample storage, which efficiently conceals the sound system and a charging station, has been created from what was originally a third bedroom.
Between the public spaces with southern exposures and the north facing master bedroom suite is a second bedroom with a marble bathroom and Empire State Building views to the east, numerous well designed closets and an additional full marble bath off of the foyer. The master bedroom occupies the entire northern end of the residence and is an expertly laid out sanctuary with walls of closets and stunning views up the High Line to north Chelsea and midtown beyond. A luxurious master bathroom refuge features white marble slab walls and floors, radiant heating, a double shower with rain heads and steam, a deep soaking tub and tandem sinks all with Duravit and Vola fixtures. Motorized shades, a multi zoned heating/cooling system and unique lighting fixtures designed by Linnaea Tillet are throughout the residence which also offers a washer/dryer and hidden trash chute.
The building amenities include a full time doorman and super, fitness center outfitted with TechnoGym equipment, weights and space for yog