Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Live in tranquil cottages overlooking … 3rd Avenue (but still)



You've likely seen what looks like cottages atop the building that houses Kiehl's on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street… now the penthouse home up there is for sale.

Here is the listing via Corcoran:

Own an iconic penthouse, featured in a number of publications for its unique rooftop cottages perched atop this historic boutique pre-war condominium. Penthouse 4CD is a breathtaking light-filled 1,972sf three bedroom, three bath duplex with four wood-burning fireplaces and two private garden terraces totaling 795sf.

This loft-like home features soaring 11’8” ceilings, exquisitely restored exposed brick, pristine hardwood oak floors, and carefully crafted carpentry throughout. Spanning nearly forty feet, with bright South and West exposures, the corner living and dining room are separated by a magnificent brick archway and bookended by two gracious wood-burning fireplaces.

An open kitchen features stainless steel appliances including Miele dishwasher and Wolf range, along with a dramatic Thermador vented range hood. Hand-painted Victorian-era aluminum casted balusters line the staircase leading up to the stunning master bedroom suite.

Enter this second level through the spectacular solarium, sun-flooded during the days and great for stargazing at night through its numerous skylights. This well-designed suite is complete with a spa-like master bath featuring a deep-soaking tub and separate steam shower, a windowed study/dressing area, and corner fireplace. The two spacious terraces flank the second level, the larger featuring an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, retractable awning, and four exposures with views of the Empire State Building. There is also a new irrigation system in place.

Price: $4.4 million.

And here are a few more photos via Corcoran…









17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just looking at them the other day and wondering what they look like inside. I'd love to live up there.

Cough, cough, cough ... said...

NYC still allows installation of new "wood burning fireplaces"? That's even dirtier than the #6 oil that they've banned. Or is this a code violation?

Anonymous said...

Is this a $4.4 million walkup?

blue glass said...

this roof top living was built many many years ago and fire places were legal then.
Kiehls started out at the north-east corner of 13th street and third avenue and expanded.

Scuba Diva said...

Anonymous Anonymous said at 8:40 AM...

Is this a $4.4 million walkup?

The apartment next door to me just became vacant, and out of curiosity I asked the broker at the open house how much the rent would be. "3250," quoth he.

That's up from 2700; I don't know, but the listing should advertise a "Stairmaster experience." (100 steps, 4 times a day; you do the math.)

blue glass said,
Kiehls started out at the north-east corner of 13th street and third avenue and expanded.

At some point they were in the storefront fronting on 3rd, but not the corner. (There were several restaurants there; remember that for several years Kiehl's operated a café with revolving owners?)

Prior to 1851—the store is presently called "Kiehl's Since 1851"—there was also a pharmacy there, called "Pear Tree Pharmacy."

Hey19 said...

oh man, I really like that...

Giovanni said...

Every time they water their plants they spray water over the ledge and rain all over the people walking on 3rd Avenue. After getting rained on I once complained to them about this and was met by a long silent stare, they could not have cared less.

You have to love the photos, having worked on many interior shoots in the past I promise you these places look nothing like these perfect pictures in real life. We would have to throw piles of dirty laundry, pizza boxes, and assorted junk behind the camera to get nice shots like the one of that bedroom, and you have to bring in plants and new bedding, pillows and curtains to dress these places up. The rich are much bigger slobs than you might think.

Cough, cough, cough ... said...

Hi blue glass. Fireplaces may have been legal then but it's now. No. 6 heating oil was legal then also.

But I guess that if you have a wood burning fireplace in Manhattan then you are probably flush with cash and the "powers that be" won't do anything to ruffle your green feathers.

Unfortunately for those (like me) who prefer to breathe unpolluted air.

Goggla said...

I've fantasized about this place for years, and finally, it can be mine! (checks couch cushions for $4M in spare change)

Anonymous said...

Goggla, I don't want to burst your lovely fantasy but I saw that place when it was on the market a few years back and there is nothing particularly fabulous about it, IMO. And for $4.4 million one would want a doorman...

Anonymous said...

In order to entertain out on the terrace your guests have to walk through the master bedroom. Tacky!

Anonymous said...

Even sporty people that go to the gym 5-7 times per week would think twice about spending $4 big ones on a walkup. They will have family and friends (baby carriage) to get up and down these stairs. This place is over priced regardless of how you look at it. There may be no rentals left in Manhattan but luxury condos are being built everyday.

Jill said...

I'm unclear about the fireplace thing. Lots of apartments have fireplaces. I lived in one on third avenue around 1986 and my ex still lives there, with the fireplace. Most bodegas sell firewood, who do you think is buying it if not people with fireplaces? Is it something only grandfathered in and new ones aren't allowed?

Anonymous said...

Why are you living in NY if you want to breathe unpolluted air? I thought that odd.

Anonymous said...

Wait... fireplaces are illegal in NY? It doesn't look like that fireplace has been used for decades it is so clean! People find the oddest things to nit pick about.

One of my favorite signs of winter is the smell of the burning fireplaces in the neighborhood.

I would think a fireplace is the least of your worries when it comes to pollution in NY, but at the same time I can see it being an issue in heavily populated areas. What must people from New York think about our bonfires, campfires, fireplaces, wood burning stoves and furnaces though.

NYCExPat said...

If I am remembering correctly, those cabins are above what used to be Cafe Centosette. I worked there in the mid nineties as a waitress (awful bosses, BTW). The rooftop resident (I guess one of the residents, thought he was the only one up there back then) used to come into the restaurant and he was quite lovely. Easy to wait on and tipped well. I hope the new resident will follow in his footsteps.

Anonymous said...

"Is this a $4.4 million walkup?" If you'd clicked on the corcoran link, you'd see that an elevator is one of the features. But, ii's in contract, so I think you missed your chance to jump on this anyway....