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42 East 20th Street, New York, NY

Historic Flatiron Penthouse
42 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003


Listing Agent: Louise Phillips Forbes
Halstead Property
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Property Description

This is a home that defines luxury living combined with quintesstial pre-war Manhattan architectural character. An exceptional 5-bedroom duplex penthouse in mint condition with 4,500 square feet of custom finishes, designer details and high-end materials. The meticulous renovations showcase the palatial layout in this prestigious condominium which includes a great room that measures approximately 42' x 23' with ceiling heights of 13-feet and 8-foot windows. This majestic space is perfect for entertaining and includes two wood-burning fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling built-ins for displaying art, books, and fine china. A substantial library offers a more intimate setting complete with custom built-in bookshelves, wet bar, Sub-zero ice maker and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher.

The heart of the home is an open chef's kitchen with a crescent-shaped banquette and stunning Calacatta Paonazzo marble island. This culinary delight features solid walnut cabinetry with custom E.R. Butler hardware in antique brass, Bluestar eight-burner range and oven with infused brass hood, 2 Thermador dishwashers, 1.5 Thermador refrigerators, 1.5 Thermador freezers, built-in microwave, custom-designed drawers that provide ingenious storage, and contemporary Artistic Tile mosaic backsplash. You will love the cedar wine closet that holds 2,000 bottles with its own HVAC system to maintain the perfect temperature all the time. Additionally, there is a laundry room with a sink, storage, and new full-size washer and ventless dryer.

There are three very large bedrooms and a fourth bedroom that's being used as a media room with a wet bar, separate area for exercise equipment, and access to the private terrace. A peaceful retreat, the fifth bedroom is a master suite offering a huge walk-in closet with dressing area, and French doors that open onto the terrace. Escape to the spa in the marble master bathroom with a deep soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower with colorful tile mosaic.

The substantial 1,000 SF landscaped terrace is a private oasis rarely found in Manhattan apartments and it's one of the best features in this home providing a view of the infamous Flatiron building. It's equipped with irrigation, elevated planters specially engineered for draining, custom lighting, storage shed, and bbq that will remain with the home. Other notable features in this penthouse: hardwood floors throughout, amazing storage and closets, 13-zone Sonos home audio system that includes outdoor speakers on the terrace, Nest-applicable 4-zone HVAC, and ADT Pulse alarm system.

Built in 1904 and converted to condominiums with an additional floor in 2004, The Bullmoose Condominium, named to honor Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace on the block, is a boutique building with just 22 units boasting recently renovated hallways & lobby, the best superintendent in the business (onsite 7 days a week), key-locked elevator, video intercom system, a beautiful landscaped roof deck, and pet-friendly attitude. It's an ideal location positioned between the Flatiron and Gramercy Park neighborhoods, convenient to many of NYC's premiere restaurants and fine dining, gourmet grocers, charming cafes, boutique shopping, popular retail destinations, Union Square, subways and cross-town bus. Schedule a private appointment today and make this dream home your reality! 

Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4.5
Sq Ft: 4,500
Built in: 1898
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Condominium
Location Type: Downtown


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