Introducing Penthouse B at 87 Mercer Street, a one of a kind home that defines Manhattan luxury living. This incredible triplex provides the unique opportunity to own 7,500 square feet of meticulously designed living space, plus a 2,350 square foot bi-level private rooftop terrace with a pool detail. Designed by AD100 architect and designer Tony Ingrao, this residence has been completely rebuilt to the most exacting standards. This secluded, non-AIR loft residence is one of the most outstanding homes in the city. This residence is located in one of Mercer Street's most discreet and private landmark buildings, a 50-foot wide structure with a classic 1920s cast iron facade that is located on one of Soho's most coveted blocks. Occupying the top four floors of the building, this loft provides incredible views of the city skyline, the Hudson, and beyond. Through floor to ceiling glass on the penthouse level, one can watch the sun rise over the East River, set over the Hudson, and enjoy sweeping downtown vistas. The dramatic feel of this four bedroom home is accentuated by 26 windows that flank its three sides providing incredible light. The impeccably crafted floorplan provides flawless flow throughout the home's four levels, while creating a relaxed feel, functional design, and an effortless melding of the loft's indoor and outdoor elements. Located in the lower level of the building, additional private storage and a built-out, private state of the art gym are deeded to this penthouse. Direct access to the residence is provided via a keyed elevator, and upon entering the home, there is an unmistakable sense of awe inspired by scale and sophistication. The entry area is designed with beautiful, handcrafted Tabu woodwork and inlaid full slabs of imported Zebrino marble that runs the entire length of the arrival area as natural light pours in from the windows overlooking cobblestoned Mercer Street. Just past the entry room lies the first of several inviting sitting areas, adorned with large art walls and a full-length gray soapstone fireplace that frames the entryway. Wide, quarter sawn, stained oak floors run throughout, and the home's impeccable design, detail, and craftsmanship is immediately unmistakable. A spacious, windowed dining area follows which comfortably can accommodate the largest of dinner parties. Adjacent to the dining area is an open gourmet chef's kitchen, which can be closed off with the touch of a button by electronic shades. This unique feature preserves the area's loft-like feel while simultaneously allowing servers and cooks to prep privately. The custom kitchen includes imported Tabu cabinetry, Nanz custom hardware, Glassos countertops, a 4 inch thick gorgeous Concetto Puro white quartz island, a Bendheim glass backsplash, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, and three professional Wolf ovens with a vented hood, a six-burner stovetop and grill, and a warming drawer. Completing the kitchen is an island and warm custom banquette, illuminated by brilliantly lit, custom-poured resin walls imported from England. Behind the kitchen is a large pantry, complete with a Viking wine refrigerator, a sizable separate laundry area with two full-sized washer/dryer units, extra storage and cabinetry, and an auxiliary 48 inch Sub-Zero refrigerator. The first level of the residence encompasses a full floor of this 50-foot wide building, and is finished with handcrafted plasterwork highlighting an artfully created floating under lit ceiling. The shades on the 26 custom, insulated, and landmark-approved windows, along with the audiovisual and multi-zone air-conditioning and heating systems, are all controlled by an integrated Savant system. A junior master suite resides on the first floor, complimented by a massive walk-in closet, a spa level window-encased limestone bathroom with Toto, Geberit, and Duravit fixtures, a double-head steam shower, a custom Corian soaking tub, and double sink. Accompanying the junior master suite are two equally sized side-by-side bedrooms, with custom plasterwork, large closets, superb light and en suite Bianca Nambian stone bathrooms featuring Artistic Tile backsplashes and shower walls, and Duravit fixtures. The powder room is furnished with Starlight Field Artistic Tile walls, Opal Ice floors, a glass vanity, and Geberit and Nanz fixtures. A practical study area is also situated in this part of the home. Back in the full-length main area of the home, the dining area flows into a raised second living area which exhibits additional art walls. This entire living section transforms into a nine speaker surround sound theater with a 120 inch hidden art lift television and projector, specially crafted inset shelves, and a chic floating staircase. The half-floor master suite is located on the second level. Beyond a discrete, brushed brass-plated door, there is a library that doubles as a workspace. The rich, natural tones of the walnut provide the feel of a classic study, and offer a sense of comfort and solitude. Beyond the library resides the master bedroom, a luxurious retreat complimented by parchment walls, molded brass-panel shelving, an additional fireplace, a tranquil sitting area, and the finest lighting available. The master suite also is designed with custom hidden paneling, shelves, drawers, closets, and an integrated custom bar with 30" Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers. The spacious dressing room and master closet are concealed behind a paneled door, and contain handcrafted millwork including linen inlet drawers, shelves, and cabinetry. With meticulous detail and the highest levels of craftsmanship, this residence offers one of the finest master suites in New York City. The windowed master bath is unrivaled, offering superb light making it the epitome of serenity. The floor consists of large heated slabs of Bianco Sheer marble, and dual sinks with a beautifully constructed makeup vanity showcasing Quarzo Bianco stone and Bendheim glass. Additionally, the master bath is adorned with custom fixtures and lighting, a triple-rain steam shower, a Toto water closet, and a soaking tub that provide a spa-like experience. On the third level of the home is the private indoor/outdoor living area, which fuses mid-century modern elegance with a casual ambiance. Three sides of floor-to-ceiling Nano doors seamlessly blend the indoor living space with the outdoor roof decks. Whether relaxing by the fireplace or entertaining on the double-level terrace, the features are endless. The lighted Onyx backsplash accentuates the wet bar, and the interior, also features surround sound and a 60 inch In-Ceiling TV lift. The exterior boasts a limestone, wood burning fireplace surrounded by a gorgeous trellis and teak planks of wood. In the center of the outdoor area is a top-of-the-line Kalamazoo stainless steel kitchen, which includes a 60 inch hybrid grill, a beverage center, a wine fridge, an ice maker, a dishwasher, endless counter space, and a large sink. Uniquely designed screening and landscaping surround the entire deck, ensuring complete outdoor privacy. A magnificent floating limestone and glass staircase accentuates this expansive outdoor space, leading to the dramatic next level of this penthouse. Here, the city skyline steals the show; from One World Trade to the iconic water towers of Soho. Completing the terrace experience is a ten-person custom stainless steel water installation, and a 55 inch outdoor TV with surround sound. Six years in the making, words cannot fully describe the meticulous detail, flawless design, and incredible scale of this trophy Soho penthouse.
Listing Agent: Frances Katzen
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 575 Madison Ave
Office Phone: 212.891.7000
Updated: 21st November, 2017 11:31 AM.
87 Mercer St New York, NY