One of the most groundbreaking American architects of the 20th century—the late Paul Rudolph, dean of the Yale School of Architecture—made headlines in 1976 when he purchased the building at 23 Beekman Place and crowned it with an innovative 3,000-square-foot triplex penthouse.
The nine-story townhouse—comprised of four individual residences, including the spectacular penthouse—was previously listed for $27.5 million in 2012.
Featuring private terraces garnering unhindered East River views, the landmarked building—now back on the market for $28 million—consists of a spacious one-bedroom, two-bath apartment on the lower level and two multi-level two-bedroom, two-bath apartments.
The fourth residence and pièce de résistance is the 3,000-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse in which Rudolph resided. Hailed by architect-critic Michael Sorkin as “one of the most amazing pieces of modern urban domestic architecture produced in this country,” the ultra modern home—distinguished by its sleek, stark white interior—boasts two awards from the American Institute of Architecture.
Woven together with cantilevered floors, mezzanines, bridges, floating stairs, steel I-beams, and pergolas, the incredible apartment has east- and west-facing terraces on each floor; a large chef’s kitchen with a Gaggenau six burner stove; two Subzero refrigerators; a Bosch dishwasher; and a wood burning fireplace.
Photos and details courtesy of Curbed