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551W21, 551 West 21st Street, #PH19B

$36,500,000 ($5,794 per ft2) | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Approx. 6,300 ft2
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141 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Jan 29, 2024
    Days on Market: 141
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Chelsea (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 724 times
Monthly Common Charges: $14,470
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $12,798
Total Taxes & Fees: $27,268 ($4.33/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $195,446
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $222,714 ($35.35/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($7,300,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • State-of-the-art Kitchen and Media Room: The vast chef’s kitchen comes with custom upgrades, pristine white Italian milk glass countertop, natural oak cabinetry, and premium Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. The spacious media room is equipped with a state-of-the-art, dropdown projector and 110" theatre screen.
  • Customized Comfort: The penthouse offers an exceptional level of customization including a 10-zone HVAC system, 7-zones of Nortec Steam humidification, a Crestron home automation system, a Lutron lighting system, custom-programmable shades, and an integrated AV system.
  • Spacious Bedrooms and Laundry: The unit has four large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, high ceilings, and ample closet space. It is also equipped with a laundry room featuring a Maytag washer and dryer.
  • Full-service Building: The full-service condominium offers a private gated drive court, full-time doorman, concierge, porter, valet services, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resident lounge, a children's playroom, bike storage, a live-in superintendent, and a dedicated separate service entry. On-site parking is deeded to the apartment at no additional fee.
  • Prime Location: This spacious 6,300 square feet penthouse is located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, in the desirable Chelsea neighborhood. It offers close proximity to local attractions like the Meatpacking District, West Village, Soho, and popular restaurants like Cookshop, Mel's, Empire Diner, and Tia Pol.
  • Luxurious Interior: The unit features high 12.5-foot ceilings, expansive glass walls, a meticulously designed Molteni library, office, kitchen, and primary suite cabinetry. It also includes a lavish great room with a two-sided gas fireplace and a formal dining area with unobstructed water views.

Description

Elevated high above downtown Manhattan, this penthouse graces the summit of the iconic Norman Foster tower, a symbol of luxury in the heart of downtown. With breathtaking 360-degree Manhattan views, this residence is unparalleled in its grandeur. Spanning an impressive 6,300 square feet across an entire floor with two private terraces, it ranks among the most expansive units in the building.

Accessible via a private, key-locked elevator, the penthouse boasts 12.5-foot ceilings and expansive glass walls. The windows offer panoramic views of Manhattan at every turn. The Molteni library, office, kitchen, and primary suite cabinetry were all meticulously designed and uniquely crafted.

The Dada-Oak cabinetry, closets and storage space are truly unparalleled.

A lavish great room, featuring a two-sided gas fireplace and western-facing terrace with sweeping water views, sets the stage for awe-inspiring moments. The adjoining library shares the fireplace and boasts some of the finest northeast views in the building, including sights of the Empire State Building and beyond.

Turning right from the great room, a formal dining area offers unobstructed water views that stretch all the way to the Statue of Liberty.

Beyond the dining area lies a vast chef’s kitchen with exclusive custom upgrades made to the unit by Fosters + Partners. Boasting a pristine white Italian milk glass countertop, natural oak cabinetry by Molteni, and a dramatic piano-shaped island. A custom coffee making station complete with a water filtration system and drain are concealed behind custom matte lacquered aluminum core doors.

Premium Miele and Sub-Zero appliances complete this culinary haven.

To the north, adjacent to the kitchen and dining area, is a spacious media room ideal for sitting and entertaining. This entertainment area boasts a state-of-the-art, dropdown projector and 110" theatre screen.

Concealed behind the meticulously crafted Dada-oak doors of the media unit are all of the AV components, as well as terminals for each of the numerous data ports throughout the apartment, all having been custom wired with shielded CAT6A cables. The level of customization in this home is truly exceptional, encompassing a 10-zone HVAC system, 7-zones of Nortec Steam humidification perfect for art collectors, a Crestron home automation system, a Lutron lighting system, custom-programmable shades that adjust based on the sun’s position, and an integrated AV system with discreet in-wall speakers.

In the south wing, a morning kitchen accompanies the gaming room, leading to an oversized fourth bedroom and en-suite bathroom, currently repurposed as a home office adorned with Molteni-Dada oak millwork.

This bedroom opens onto the southwest terrace, delivering uninterrupted water views to the south and west.

The White Oak herringbone and plank oak flooring bathes all four bedrooms in sunlight, highlighting the unparalleled design. The primary bedroom suite, with triple exposures to the south, west, and east, captures the essence of the city below.

It features an expansive 25’-11’ x 16’ bedroom with seating area, three generous walk-in closets, and an en-suite bathroom. This five-piece primary bathroom boasts radiant heat, Luna Black granite floors, a custom Corian dual vanity with integrated lighting, a freestanding tub with city and water views, and an oversized 6x4 feet glass-enclosed steam shower with Thermasol Pro-Series steam generator, heated mirror, and floor-to-ceiling translucent glass doors.

All three additional large bedrooms offer en-suite bathrooms with Travertino stone tile floors, custom-designed cabinets, and Dornbracht fixtures. They also enjoy dramatic views, high ceilings, and ample closet space.

The residence is equipped with a laundry room featuring a Maytag washer and dryer.

Foster + Partners’ West Chelsea glass tower has become a defining icon in the Manhattan skyline. This full-service condominium boasts a private gated drive court enveloped by a 20-foot green wall and a striking double-height lobby.

On-site parking is deeded to the apartment at no additional fee. The building offers a full-time doorman, concierge, porter, valet services, a state-of-the-art fitness center with spas, a yoga room, a resident lounge, a children’s playroom, bike storage, a live-in superintendent, and a dedicated separate service entry. This Penthouse caters to the most discerning of buyers.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • River View
Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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About 551W21, 551 West 21st Street

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551W21, 551 West 21st Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 91, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

25
Out of 44
+
31
Out of 36
+
25
Out of 39
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10
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91
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Party Room
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Valet Services
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

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Pros
  • Window seats
  • Gated driveway court
  • Live-in superintendent
  • Bicycle room
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Penthouse has swimming pool
  • Valet services
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • 34-foot-high lobby
Cons
  • No roof deck
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