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Balancing grand scale living with the intimate feeling of home, Residence 17B at 53 West 53 comprises 4,220 interior and 800 exterior square feet, offering four bedrooms and a windowed study, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and north-, south-, and east-facing exposures. Gracious proportions and ceilings ranging up to approximately 103" set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Desponts masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.
From the property entry foyer, an airy gallery leads to the generous living room lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north-facing views. A dramatic pair of pocket doors leads to the windowed breakfast room, adjoining the custom kitchen by Thierry Despont for Molteni, where polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures. The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes a fully integrated refrigerator and freezer, five-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, integrated dishwasher, double wall oven, speed oven, under-counter wine refrigerator, and integrated coffee maker. Off the southern end of the great room, an open study leads to the magnificent 800-square-foot private terrace.
The primary suite also offers direct terrace access, as well as east-facing views; a walk-in closet; and a spacious en suite bath with radiant heated floors. Elegantly appointed in polished Noir St. Laurent marble, high-honed Verona limestone, and polished Peruvian golden travertine with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures throughout, the primary bathroom features two separate custom carved vanities, a cast iron Lefroy Brooks soaking tub, freestanding shower, and private water closet. Bedrooms Two and Three each enjoy easterly light and share a generous secondary bathroom clad in high-honed Verona limestone with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures, featuring a double vanity and private water closet. Bedroom Four is north-facing and offers an en suite bath. Completing the residence are a beautifully appointed powder room and a discreet utility room with side-by-side washer and vented dryer. No detail has been overlooked, from the custom interior lighting design by Thierry Despont in collaboration with Bill Schwinghammer, to the motorized Lutron solar shades throughout with additional blackout shades in each bedroom, to the supply of humidified and filtered fresh air throughout the home.
With architecture by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel and interiors by the legendary Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 is a true icon, rising 1,050 feet in the heart of Manhattan against the cinematic backdrop of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape. Over 30,000 square feet of extraordinary amenities and deeply personalized, five-star-hotel-level services transcend even the most discerning expectations.
The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from Sponsor. File No. CD14-0230. Sponsor: W2005/Hines West Fifty-Third Realty, LLC, c/o Hines, 345 Hudson Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10014.