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(All 20 East End Avenue photos via Corcoran) (All 20 East End Avenue photos via Corcoran)
When Edward Baquero, President of Corigin Real Estate Group, was interviewed by 6sqft in March, he detailed the painstaking work that went into achieving that old New York luxury feel in his latest building, 20 East End Avenue. By partnering up with renowned architect Robert A. M. Stern, the two were able to evoke "a time when the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Rockefellers dominated Manhattan and defined luxury." Everything from the rise and feel of the building's stringer staircase to the pitch of the three-tiered water fountain in the motor court was tested and retested. And it looks like the effort – which Baquero says almost killed him – paid off. Less than two weeks on the market, Penthouse B went into contract and sold three weeks ago for $26.3 million – the highest sale ever recorded on East End Avenue.

Now, just four of the building's 41 units are available, with prices starting at $11 million. And if you think that number's high, let me introduce you to Penthouse A, which came back on the market just five days ago asking $39.5 million, nearly $5 million more than what it was asking last year. PHA is currently the seventh most expensive sales listing in the Upper East Side, and unsurprisingly, the priciest in Yorkville.
20 east end Penthouse A A closer look at 20 East End Avenue's Penthouse A, currently asking $39.5M (CityRealty)
Encompassing a generous 6,050 square feet and offering 4,542 square feet of terrace space, PHA is a one-of-a-kind penthouse inspired by classic pre-war homes. There are five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, an additional library and family room (because one living room isn't enough), a formal dining room, and an impressive rooftop terrace that offers 360-degree views of Manhattan and the East River and was designed to support an outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool.
20 east end PHA entry gallery Entry gallery of Penthouse A
Design highlights of the grand residence include 12-foot ceilings heights, 4 wood-burning fireplaces (including one outside), casement windows, custom moldings, and solid Appalachian oak herringbone flooring.

An impressive chef's kitchen is complete with custom cabinetry, Calacatta Monarch countertops and backsplash, Lefroy Brooks hardware, and a full Gaggenau appliance package, which includes futuristic digital shelves that change height with the press of a button and in-wall coffee machines with separate warming drawers.
20 east end PHA rooftop The rooftop terrace offers residents 360-degree views of the city
20 east end PHA living room Living room
20 east end PHA dining room Formal dining room
As for those in-residence views, the living room offers East River views south to the 59th Street Bridge and the formal dining room features a separate terrace offering south and west city views. And in case that wasn't enough, the master bedroom suite has white Caldia Classico marble bath with double doors leading to its own romantic terrace with river views.
20 east end avenue penthouse views Views from Penthouse A
20 East end avenue penthouse views 2 Photos by CityRealty
20 East end avenue penthouse views 2
20 East End Avenue also boasts some gorgeous common amenities that feel incredibly private. They include a cozy library with a 900-book collection curated by Stern, a porte-cochere, billiards/game room, fitness center, spa, junior lounge, and wine cellar.
20 east end library Library
20 east end game room Game room
20 east end spa Spa
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