The Friedman Rosenthal Team for Halstead hosted an intimate gathering with hors d’oeuvres by Cipriani at 173 Perry Street 6/7, a recently listed 3 bedroom duplex. We stopped by to check out the space.
On paper, a Richard Meier building doesn’t seem well-suited for NYC. They’re often white (opposite the rough and tumble nature of NYC), short (ignoring the race to the top in NYC), pristinely preserved monuments to humanity. They’re cautiously geometric and concisely determined. However, Meier allowed glass to take a larger ration than usual for the two-tower effort, 173 and 176 Perry Street in the West Village, finished in 2002. By considering this waterfront urban location, this Meier structure doesn’t just function in NYC, it has risen to icon status. Rarely available, a duplex in 173 Perry Street has been listed for sale by Halstead Properties’ Friedman Rosenthal team. It’s a uniquely scaled 3,700 square foot spread designed for comfortable living for those with an interested in entertaining. A private elevator landing reaches a balconied foyer with a glass wine cellar. The entire space, with its use of wood paneling and dramatic mix of materials paired with endless water views makes this space feel very much like being on a large yacht.
Passing through into the living room and dining room, the duplex affords full-on, unobstructed views of the Hudson River, New Jersey’s local skyline and the NYC financial district from a south balcony. With preserved grid concrete ceilings paired with LED lighting running the entire perimeter of the living room, there’s a distinctly California vibe here- and easy intersection of the high tech and the urban organic, a mix of curves and straight-away lines. However, the space is not overwhelming or cold by any measure. It is rare to find an apartment of this size that does not feel cavernous or complicated. The doored kitchen allows for occasional staff to handle food preparation easily and out of the way, but there is also an island to accommodate family entertaining. Full-time staff could easily be accommodated by converting the media room to a bedroom. A powder room is easily assessable on this floor as well. Sonos sound system pipes through the entire house.
The main salon features a staircase to the lower level, which is largely private with bedrooms and home offices. The master bedroom is a generously outfitted space with a large dressing room with a vast selection of closets. There is a elevated master bathroom with soaking tub, instant-opaque sliding windows and separate shower. The master bedroom features a private south and west facing balcony, affording stunning sunset views. One guest room has full-on views and a unique bed, accessed by a small set of stairs, creating a cozy and dramatic space for rest. This intimate design is very reminiscent of common yacht design, but also shows the designer’s close understanding of Meier’s enabling tendencies to bring out the very best in innovation. There is a third bedroom with a selection of closets and an ensuite bathroom.
173 Perry Street 7/6 is a statement in fulfilling, design-motivated living. It’s a home that is modern and comfortable and warm, a trifecta not always achieved. Paired with common courtesies like motorized curtains, LED accents, high quality kitchen appliances, custom built-ins, balconies, and building amenities too numerous to count.
Priced at $13,995,000, this 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom duplex is set to sell, housed in an an iconic building, there is a modern timelessness here that is rare in New York City. Click here to view the apartment.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016