While many of us have acquiesced to typical New York apartment views (oh wow, look at that air shaft! What a lovely brick wall!) — for the everyday low price of $8.25m, you too can call One West End, and the dynamic skyline vistas of unit 38A, home.
The 3,000 square-foot-plus, 4-bedroom home has been listed by 8-time Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriting force behind Bruno Mars’s hit album 24K Magic, Philip Lawrence, and his wife Urbana Chappa Lawrence — fashion designer, celebrity stylist, and owner of children’s clothing line Maison de Mini. The couple bought the apartment for $7.56 million in September 2019.
Completely customized with tailor-made luxury design touches, the unit features hi-tech cabinets, motorized window treatments, closets, light fixtures, and a full home automation system with a built-in safe.
The generously sized living and dining room boast floor-to-ceiling windowed views of Hell’s Kitchen to the east and Lower Manhattan to the south, providing what is likely the most up-to-date weather forecast in the city.
Adjacent to the living area is the Italian-crafted Scavolini kitchen designed by Jeffrey Beers, who is also known for his work at One57 and The Plaza Food Hall. The space is adorned with walnut cabinetry, marble slab countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances from Wolf, Miele and Sub-Zero, including a Gaggenau wine refrigerator.
The sleek, gilded interior was designed by Patrick Dragonette and Charles Tucker of LA-based design firm Dragonette Ltd., responsible for the upscale mid-century modern touches of the Greystone Mansion of Beverly Hills and in showrooms like the Christopher Kennedy Compound in Palm Springs.
The primary bedroom not only features an en-suite bath with heated marble floors but a show-stoppingly large walk-in closet comparable to that belonging to Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City films.
Three more well-outfitted adjacent bedrooms complete with en-suite marble bathrooms and Hudson River views follow — and to complete it all, the unit includes a laundry room, which, if you’ve spent any time schlepping your laundry down the block in sub-zero temperatures, you know is the real selling point.
The apartment is listed with Maria E. Daou at Coldwell Banker Warburg.
If you do choose to purchase the unit (or for the commitment-shy, also available to rent, fully-furnished) at One West End Avenue, you’ll join notable neighbors Bruce Willis and wife Emma Herring, who purchased a four-bedroom condo for $7.9 million in 2018.
The 41-story building, completed in 2017, offers residents such amenities as a 24-hour doorman service, concierge services, a fitness center and spa, a 12,000 square-foot terrace, a 75-foot indoor pool, a game room and children’s playroom, and on-site parking. Street cleaning days be damned!
One West End is adjacent to lavish Waterline Square, a 5-acre, $2.3 billion dollar series of new luxury residential and retail developments at the northern border of Hell’s Kitchen. The area, once limited to industrial and commercial waterfront buildings, has experienced a construction boom of apartments and new greenspace, with condominiums designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Richard Meier & Partners Architects coming on line over the last several years. Waterline Square is also scheduled to open several high-end restaurants, including Cipriani concept Harry’s Table (scheduled to open in late 2021 but still with closed doors).
If all of this sounds great to you, but you’d like to spend a little more dough — don’t worry, unit 38A is not even the highest-priced apartment in the building. That title belongs to One West End Ave unit 29B, a four-bed, 5.5-bath duplex loft going for a casual $19.5 million. Let’s all split it!!