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Model unit at 252 East 57th Street (Stephen Kent Johnson)
The curved glass silhouette of 252 East 57th Street was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, interiors were crafted by Daniel Romualdez, and another bold-faced name has just joined the building's design dream team: Renowned interior designer Robert Couturier has furnished a 3,000+-square-foot, three-bedroom, 3.5-bath model home listed at $7.995 million.

Mr. Couturier’s website declares that “the last thing he sees his interiors as are stage sets – rather, they are spaces for living people to move through and function in,” and that is the mindset he brought to 252 East 57th Street. While he used contemporary pieces for most of the furniture, he didn’t want that to be the only style on display in the model unit. Antiques and strong art pieces enhanced the space and made for a more dynamic look.
 
 
 
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Mr. Couturier adds, “The living room does not have an obvious furniture placement as a typical living room would, so it was interesting to come up with different solutions.” He chose furnishings to complement the gracious setting and arranged them to make the most of the oversized windows with panoramic views. A 35-foot living and dining room provided a large canvas. This particular unit anchors the building’s eastern corridor and has a private, south-facing balcony. Its master bedroom has two large closets and en-suite bath with radiant heat floors, custom soaking tub, and glass-enclosed shower.
Sales at 252 East 57th Street got off to a strong start, and the building regularly appears on recent lists of notable sales. A dozen apartments remain on the market starting at $3.95 million; there is also a three-bedroom, three-bath for rent for $20,000/month. The building is as sustainable as it is striking and anticipates LEED Silver certification. An unparalleled suite of amenities and services includes a 34th-floor social club; sky lounge that can be accessed from a lounge, library, and formal dining room; screening room; state-of-the-art fitness center; lap pool; automated parking system; and attended interior port cochere.
Sky lounge (Stribling Marketing Associates)
Lap pool (Stribling Marketing Associates)
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