Astor Place, 445 Lafayette Street, PH18
Featured on the cover of 'Spectacular Homes of Metro New York,' which showcases New York's finest designer homes, this masterfully-designed work of art is truly like living a dream. A massive 3 bedroom 3.5 bath masterpiece in one of downtown's most distinctive full-service luxury buildings, Penthouse 18 captivates you instantly from the first step off the private key-locked elevator. Welcoming you is an impressive entryway with a tranquil rock garden with a water feature artfully-created by the design visionary, Kris Lajeskie, and a fireplace with a media room behind it. Even more awe-inspiring is the incredibly airy, light-drenched ambiance that sweeps you away with its soaring 11' ceilings, architectural columns, and floor-to-ceiling undulating walls of glass presenting the most amazing 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan. Other lavish highlights throughout include rich maple wood flooring with a walnut finish, Venetian plaster walls, KLDG signature hand-crafted finishes and custom furnishings from New York and around the world, Italian platinum mosaic tile, stainless steel woven screens from Paris, hand-woven window treatments from Latvia, and custom hand-made lighting from Milan.The supreme chef's kitchen with top-grade professional appliances (Wolf stainless steel 5-burner gas cooktop, Wolf stainless steel electric self-cleaning convection oven, 2 Sub-Zero 27' integrated refrigerator/freezers, and side-by-side Miele dishwashers) can easily accommodate all both intimate dinner parties and grand formal events. Generous custom-designed solid cherry wood cabinetry, Jet Mist honed granite countertops, a Viking 54-bottle wine cooler, ice maker, and separate adjacent breakfast nook with additional cabinet space make the kitchen space that much more divine. The sumptuous corner master bedroom suite with its sprawling space, meticulous appointments and enchanting views from every vantage point is the ultimate setting to awaken and retire to each day. Its many elegant refinements include custom milled cabinetry, Venetian plaster walls, large walk-in closets, a separate morning kitchen with a sink and wine refrigerator, stunning his-and-hers dressing rooms with custom cabinetry, and a to-die-for master bath adorned with floor-to-ceiling statuary marble, double sinks, separate commodes, an oversized glass-enclosed rain shower with custom fittings, plus a Kohler Tea for Two soaking tub where you can relax and gaze at the city sights. Find solace on the magical 565-square-foot terrace for your exclusive use, where you can read, lounge or socialize privately with a backdrop of Manhattan+éGÇÖs most iconic buildings. This gorgeous Gwathmey & Siegel designed home is also equipped with a full-size washer/dryer, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and state-of-the-art wiring for all your audio, visual and communication needs.One of the most striking modern towers in the city, the Charles Gwathmey-designed 445 Astor Place is a 21-story condop in NoHo offering a premier fitness center, 24-hour concierge, on-premise resident manager and attentive staff, private storage, and a 24-hour attended on-site indoor parking garage. Live at the crossroads of NoHo, the East Village, Greenwich Village and the Bowery near the subway, restaurants, boutiques and other conveniences.
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