A sundrenched residence spread over the 19th and 20th floor of 55 Central Park West has been listed for an asking price of $35 million. The duplex with two terraces has featured in movies like Superman and Ghostbusters and is located bang in the middle of the Central Park West Historic District. The duplex hasn’t been lived in for some time now as the last resident was the renowned fashion designer Calvin Klein who occupied the residence in the 1990s. Influenced by minimalist architecture he tore down all the internal walls in the apartment and installed a hot tub on the roof. He later sold the property to ex record executive Steve Gottlieb who actually lives on the 18th floor, just below the duplex.
$5 Million Has Been Invested In Improvements
The duplex apartment is spread over 5,000 square feet. It has been substantially expanded and is being offered for the first time as a single unit. Almost $5 million has been invested in improvements. The 12 room apartment is empty and can be re-arranged as per the needs and preference of the buyer. Gottlieb had acquired it from Calvin Klein for $8.6 million but had been using it only for his occasional parties. He has upgraded the property and listed it as premium real estate. The residence now has four bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace, and a media room, all overlooking the Central Park.
The Apartment Has 300 Feet Fronting Central Park
The apartment provides fantastic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline as the residence has 300 feet facing the iconic Central Park. The master suite also faces the park. It is spacious and features a fireplace, French doors, oversized master bath and dressing room. However, the highlight is the double height tower room and a glass-enclosed garden room ‘pavilion’ facing the expansive east-side terrace. The southern side of the residence has an eat-in kitchen with ample dining area, a laundry and a butler’s pantry. The apartment is not amongst the most expensive listings in New York but is a sophisticated property which will appeal to buyers looking for luxury real estate.