Squeezed amid Soho’s trendy stores and restaurants is 170 Mercer. It is a classic, elegant condominium building that houses one of the neighborhood’s most opulent penthouses. Embodying the very best of downtown living, Penthouse W blends gorgeous Brazilian cherry wood floors, ceilings that soar to up to 16 feet, expansive private balconies and a graceful staircase that swirls through three levels of luxury.
Listed for $10 million by Wendy Maitland and Ginger C. Brokaw of Brown Harris Stevens, the turn-key residence greets with a light-filled foyer that leads to an oversized living room with a slate wood-burning fireplace. Two sprawling terraces – one 565sq. ft. and the other 207sq. ft – wrap around the room and afford breath-taking views of Manhattan’s skyline. A South-facing guest suite completes the top floor.
The second floor accommodates every chef’s dream kitchen, a modern, sleek space that pairs form and function with Bulthaup cabinetry, a Subzero refrigerator and Gaggenau induction plate. Adjacent is the dining room, whose three classic oversized casement windows and Venetian-plaster walls make it the perfect place not only to dine, but also to show art (the walls throughout the home are outfitted with an integrate rail system for seamless art display). This floor also features a temperature-controlled 70sq. ft. wine storage closet, a powder room and a second guest bedroom.
More than a mere larger-than-usual bedroom, the master suite sprawls on the entire bottom floor. It includes custom-designed Brazilian wood-milled closets, a lavish master bathroom, a grand library, a splendid study as well as a discreet full laundry room.
Only minutes away from Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park, this penthouse is a true gem of New York’s high-end real estate market.
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