The Terrace Penthouse: The Terrace Penthouse at 555 WEA is the most extraordinary duplex penthouse condominium to be offered on the Upper West Side, perhaps ever! Two sun-flooded levels of living space, one with wrap terrace, lead to a spectacular roof terrace with far-reaching views of the river, and the city skyline. Altogether, there is more than 2,800 square feet of breathtaking outdoor space.
The main floor of this house-like home has terraces outside almost every window and door with full height glass and doors in the dining room, living room and den, as well as a lovely office. In addition to the wrap terraces, a magnificent 1,511 square foot roof terrace with open city and river views is accessible by a wonderful, wide and sweeping outside staircase directly from the wrap terrace, designed to impressively and beautifully connect the two terrace spaces.
A marble-clad gas fireplace is a focal point of the dramatic stretch of space of the enfilade of living room, dining room and den. A separate, adjacent enormous eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry faces west with open city views through beautiful casement windows. Hand-crafted white fumed oak cabinetry by Christopher Peacock with Arabescato slab marble counters, slab backsplashes and a long slab island is the ultimate kitchen for gathering. The kitchen is equipped for serious cooking with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a vented Wolf 48-inch dual fuel stove, two dishwashers (and a third in the butler’s pantry), warming drawer and a pot filler. Deep cabinets provide excellent storage space. Additional features of this full floor include a powder room, large entry closet and a sunny office.
On the bedroom floor there is a luxurious primary suite with enormous walk-in closet, and an en suite 5-fixture spa bath with Calacatta Gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock, double sinks with Lefroy Brooks fixtures, radiant-heated floors, towel warmer, steam shower and private Toto Neorest smart toilet. The three secondary bedrooms, all en suite with beautiful stone tiles, are generous in size and bright with excellent closets. A central communal space provides an area for watching TV, doing homework or just hanging out. No detail has been overlooked in the total renovation and restoration of the building, and the construction and materials of the interiors.
Building amenities include 24/7 attended lobby with refrigerated storage, bike room and stroller valet. The daylit gym is state-of-the-art; the rec room has a wet bar, pool table, lounge chairs and large-screen TV. Storage available.