Today the full-floor 4,179 SF Penthouse at The Wales officially came to market. It has five bedrooms, five full baths, and two striking powder rooms. Located at the former historic Wales Hotel, the Penthouse is brand new construction above a historic structure.
One of the standout elements of this master-of-the-universe abode is its massive private wraparound terrace spanning 3,114 SF across two levels with an outdoor kitchen complete with a wet bar, a fireplace, and a butler’s pantry. An elegant entry gallery, with a dedicated elevator and curved stair to the roof terrace, leads to a gracious corner great room with an elegant fireplace, coffered ceilings, captivating southwestern corner windows, and terrace access on two exposures through grandly scaled French doors. The windowed eat-in-kitchen, custom-designed by PINTO, features white lacquer cabinetry designed with an Art Deco-inspired geometric relief pattern and inset stainless steel and white oak details offset by crystal gray calcite slab countertops and backsplashes. This splendor is beyond atypical for new construction and 360-degree exposures fill the home with glorious light and killer views.
You step into NYC history with serious Parisian flair as you enter the gorgeous lobby of this just-launched hotel-to-condo conversion. The lobby features coffered ceilings, a custom walnut and marble concierge desk, and antique mirrored walls. Only 15 years ago, the hotel was the hotspot for celebrities to primp prior to their grand arrivals at the Met Ball.
This building was one of the very first structures in the historic landmarked neighborhood (that Woody Allen famously fought to preserve) and was built in 1899. It harkens to a bygone era where New Yorkers appreciated pre-war detail and impeccable design. The facade includes a cornice that was sized down by a special team of preservationist architects so that the penthouse would not be too visible from the street per Landmark requirements. The end result blends beautifully with the original aesthetic.
The Wales was developed by Adellco, the team behind 27 East 79th Street. Matthew Adell, President of Adellco, is available to speak to you about this unique offering, as is J.P. Forbes, the exclusive listing agent / Director of Sales with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.