Friday, July 1, 2016

Checking out the penthouse at THREE99 — 'unlike any apartment ever in the East Village'

[Rendering of 399 E. 8th St.]

At the beginning of June, we wrote about sales at the new 9-story residential building at 399 E. Eighth St. near Avenue D (awkwardly called THREE99OnEIGHTH).

As noted, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit starts at $685,000 ... a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit asks $960,000... the top home here is the three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse at $4.9 million.

And that penthouse arrived on the market this week. Here is the description via Streeteasy:

Enter into your new home through the elevator opening right into your living room. Featuring a light ash finish floors throughout, this Penthouse at THREE99 is all you can ask for. Floor to ceiling window in your living room over looks one of two private terrace. The unobstructed views of the downtown skyline are enough to fill any NYC eye candy appetite.

The open kitchen features smooth and sexy stone counter tops with a classic subway tile back splash. Filled with a Viking Range and vented microwave, is just the beginning of what this exquisite kitchen has to offer. A SubZero fridge freezer combo nicely complements the 100 bottle ZubZero wine rack. Off the kitchen you have two split bedrooms, one featuring a private bath and entry to the South facing terrace work perfect as a guest bedroom. The King sized Master Suite features a North facing terrace with midtown views of the Empire State and Chrysler building. The Glass walled bath is nothing like you have seen before. Featuring hand picked Italian Carrarra marble walls and floors, you are able to relax in your whirlpool/Jacuzzi soaking tub after a long day or just to unwind with a glass of wine.

This Penthouse is unlike any apartment ever in the East Village. Having access to all of the amenities of the building including, Gym, Billiards lounge, Pet Spa, Roof Deck, Bike Storage, Cold Storage, Package receiving room, and a Honeywell Virtual Doorman which is monitored by a live agent who can do everything from guide deliveries to the locked cold storage and package receiving room.

And some photos via broker Citi Habitats (the copy didn't mention the cool Con Ed power plant views):

There's an open house by appointment only on Sunday afternoon.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Meanwhile, before we christen Avenue D the next Greenpoint...

Stalled development site on Eighth Street and Avenue D asking $5.2 million


Anonymous said...

That bathroom is ridiculous! Hah hah! Fools. No one will like it.

Anonymous said...

Nice view of the Con Ed smokestacks while you are taking a bath. Personally, I prefer privacy while on the potty. Bring on the smoked glass. I also prefer living close to the ground. No penthouses for me.

Gojira said...

ZubZero? Looks like someone's been visiting that 100-bottle wine rack.

And - sexy countertops? Please. I think new heights (depths?) have been reached in this hodgepodge of real estate encomiums.

Anonymous said...

Rich people it seems don't need any kind of shelving in their shower
for shampoos and such, a plastic hanging caddy would look great
with that hand picked marble.
Where is there an outlet for a blow dryer in the bathroom ?
Something above the mirror, if an outlet, you need to be at least
6 ft tall or have to reach it with a step stool, perfect for a
wet marble floor.
Suckers !

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I don't want to shell out that kind of money to face the projects. Or even near Con Ed. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a really nice apartment. You guys must really live in some kind of amazing place to sneer down your nose at this. Unless it is just a lot of sour grapes.

Goggla said...

I'll base my decision on whether or not there are self-closing drawers.

Anonymous said...

11:24, I would not turn down this apartment if someone wanted to give it to me, but I do think a lot of us here prefer prewar. Personally I have my lottery money set on the The Abbey, a renovated Episcopalian church on 16th Street. But this apartment is by no means ugly, just a little soulless ... yet I don't even have a damn tub so you will not find me complaining about this one.

cmarrtyy said...

It's hard to tell one of these lux apartments from the next. They all come from the same architectural school of BadenBland Germany. I'll save my money for something more unique.

Anonymous said...

If someone GAVE me this apartment, the first thing I would do is re-sell it and use the money to move to a much better area.

Start with: Asking $5 million and NO doorman. SMH.

And that bathtub: Has anyone ever tried to take a bath in one of those? Completely impractical & uncomfortable (but it has that "look" that every other "luxury" bathroom has).

The whole place is boring, sterile, and derivative. But some sucker will come along and think they are so very clever to buy it.

Anonymous said...

I bet there's a great view of the drug buys and shhotings in Lillian Wald. How do I sign up?

Anonymous said...

I hope that is bullet proof glass ....

Anonymous said...

The bathroom is completely visible from the hallway…how weird
and uncivil.

Scuba Diva said...

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous said:

Sorry, but I don't want to shell out that kind of money to face the projects. Or even near Con Ed. No thanks.

Psst: there aren't going to be projex there much longer. ConEd, I don't know.