If you know New York City, you know that 90% of most apartments are cramped one-bedroom shoeboxes, but that's far from the case with the near-complete 100 East 53 complex on Midtown’s “Billionaires’ Row.”
Developers RFR and Vanke are putting the finishing touches on 11 single-floor residences in a 63 storey skyscraper designed by British architectural firm Foster+Partners. Each condo spans 3,385 square feet and includes incredible 360-degree views of Manhattan, meaning you can watch the sun both rise and set in one day.
Of course, they don't come cheap, with each unit (located between the 49th and 59th floors) clocking in at US$10 million (AU$14.2 million), with the one-of-a-kind 6,000 square-feet duplex penthouse that takes up both the 60th and 61st floors expected to fetch a stunning US$65 million (AU$92.8 million).
Each apartment is accessible by a high-speed elevator and features a dedicated living and kitchen area, along with three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom comes with floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views of East River and south to the Chrysler Building, while the kitchen is fitted out with Italian Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, Foster+Partners designed wire-brushed oak cabinetry and an assortment of professional Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances.
The master bathroom is just as elegant as the other rooms and features a 220-square-foot windowed dressing room, Travertino Striato Silver radiant heated floors, a freestanding tub and separate shower and steam room.
It's just not the apartment itself that stands out, with the amenities offered by the building of a world-class standard. Residents can take a dip in the 60-foot black-granite-lined pool or work out in the first class gym facilities that include a cardio room, weight room, Pilates space, yoga studio, sauna and steam room.
There's also going to be two restaurants in the building curated by Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli. On the ground floor will be Le Jardinier, aimed at those who like to eat healthy, while on the second floor Shun will fuse French and Japanese cuisine for those with an appetite.
For more information on these delectable apartments visit 100e53.com.