Our Favorite Listing: A $12 Million Duplex

Located in one of Chelsea’s most coveted buildings off of the highline, our favorite listing this week is 500 W 21st Street. Designed by the award-winning architecture firm, KPF, with landscaping by the internationally-acclaimed Rees Roberts + Partners. 

Right off of the highline, this specific apartment really benefits from the landscaping. In order to ensure the upmost privacy for the high-end listing, RR+P planted Aspen Birch Trees all around. Homeowners can enjoy the lush vistas and views of the highline, without feeling like a total fish in a fishbowl.


The triple mint turn-key 3,391sqft 4 bedroom duplex in one of the most desirable locations in Chelsea. This south and west facing, sundrenched corner residence has a grand private 730 sf private terrace that is fantastic for entertaining and relaxing. The building and the apartment are unique for its dramatic oversized casement windows overlooking mature Aspen Birch Trees and views of the building's private lush gardens. The windowed open kitchen, with rich, hand-crafted custom cabinetry of cerused and quarter-sawn white oak in a dark brown stain, is effortlessly balanced with a honed white marble slab countertop for the breakfast island and backsplash. The kitchen features fully incorporated appliances including upgraded double Gaggenau ovens, a 6 burner Gaggenau cooktop, a Gaggenau 48 inch built in refrigerator; and an under-counter Marvel wine cooler. The grand staircase leads you upstairs to three bedrooms.

The windowed Master Bathroom is adorned with white statuary marble walls, Majestic Brown herringbone marble flooring, custom bronze-trimmed vanities, a large free-standing cast-iron Toto soaking tub, a marble double vanity sink, oversized walk-in shower, and radiant heated floors. Additionally, the South and West facing corner Master Bedroom features two large walk-in closets. Interior done by Damon Liss Designs. The apartment also comes with an oversized laundry room with Electrolux washer and dryer and plenty of storage. The home has received a full electronics upgrade. A fully automated Crestron system from one unified interface allows you to control 6 independent HVAC zones, multi-zone audio and 4K video distribution, state of the art indoor Bowers and Wilkins audio, outdoor audio, Indoor & outdoor Wi-Fi Zones, and all the lights indoors and on the terrace.

Every solar shade, drape and roman shade can all be controlled from either sleek Crestron wall panels, handheld remotes, or your iPhone from anywhere in the world. The terrace is fully landscaped with built-in irrigation system, and has a built-in gas line for the grill. Designated storage space included. 500W21 is an 8-story, 32 unit, glass and limestone new condo designed by award-winning architect Kohn Pedersen Fox. 

Diane Johnson of Douglas Elliman is the listing broker.

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