A Superglam Duplex Penthouse in NYC's Fabled Plaza Offers Incredible Views
Manhattan's Plaza is one of the city's most iconic buildings. As the nexus of the world at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, the hotel was built in 1905 by Henry J. Hardenberg in the French Renaissance chateau style. Over the years, guests have included the Beatles, Christian Dior, and Frank Lloyd Wright. The 21-story building closed for three years in 2005 for a $400 million redesign that included new condos and refreshed hotel rooms.
One of those private residences is this luxurious duplex penthouse. A 40-foot-long terrace and epic views of Manhattan are featured on the condo's top two floors. Three bedrooms, three full baths, two powder rooms, and two wood-burning fireplaces are featured in this 2,900 square foot apartment owned by Goya foods heiress Maribel Unanue McVicar. The property is listed by Louise C. Beit at Sotheby's International Realty for $14.5 million.
This room is filled with design classics, such as Bibendum chairs, including what appears to be a genuine Giacometti. A unique slanted skylight runs the entire width of the main floor of the condo, providing beautiful east light as well as brightening the main floor bedroom suite, which MacVicar and her designer chose as a soothing contrast to the frenetic city below.
It also features a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone flooring, and views of the Pierre Hotel and Sherry Netherland. Off the great room is the kitchen, which features Viking appliances, a Viking refrigerator/freezer, a Miele dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator. There is a large ensuite bathroom in the junior primary bedroom as well as a dressing area surrounded by a fitted walk-in closet in the junior primary bedroom.
A terrace on the second floor offers incredible views of the unbeatable Manhattan skyline and its most iconic buildings. Three rooms offer access to the terrace.
In the luxurious primary bedroom suite, a wood-burning fireplace and windows overlook the terrace create a peaceful oasis of calm. Across the hall is a windowed dressing room with fitted closets, and a huge marble bathroom with double vanity sinks, soaking tub, separate walk-in shower, and a window. A third bedroom with en-suite windowed bath is across the landing, also opening to the terrace.
A rare and privileged viewpoint, the terrace is situated between 2 huge turrets crowned with intricate wrought iron grillwork synonymous with the Plaza.
Additionally, the Plaza offers residents a luxurious lifestyle, including a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a landmarked lobby exclusively for condo residents, and European-inspired Plaza gardens with fountains and reflecting pools. The owners may use the Oak Room, Oak Bar, Palm Court, Guerlain Spa, health club, Rose Club, Champagne Bar, Warren-Tricomi salon, Grand Ballroom, Terrace Room, as well as luxury retail shops at the Plaza Hotel.