For Sale, USD$24,500,000
Hudson Square, New York, United States
Property Type : Condo
Property Style : N/A
Build Size : 4,266 ft² / 396 m²
Land Size : N/A
Bedroom : 5
Bathroom : 3
Half Bathroom : 1
The Urban Glass House was the late architect Philip Johnson's final project, taking inspiration from his personal residence, the original Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Perhaps nowhere in his oeuvre is the name more apt than the Penthouse at The Urban Glass House, where over 70 floor-to-ceiling windows offer front row views to many of the city's most iconic vistas, yet, miraculously, without sacrificing privacy or intimacy.
From the private elevator landing, enter the penthouse through the foyer, the first of many places for art enthusiasts to display their collection on the home's custom Venetian plaster walls. The living and dining rooms, with an open layout allowing tons of light and ease of access, are nonetheless each defined by the through-wall fireplace between them. There is also a powder room located discreetly off the foyer, perfect for guests. A media room with open northern and western exposures rounds out the public space; this room can be closed off for quiet evenings in.
The grand entertaining space includes multiple access points to the north and east terrace. Wrapping a third of the entire apartment, this terrace features multiple seating areas, an outdoor dining room, and views spanning from the Empire State Building to the Freedom Tower.
Leading directly from the dining room, the kitchen is perfect for staff or caterers; it has another access point to the east terrace, allowing for unobtrusive service. A chef’s dream, the kitchen features Bulthaup cabinets, two islands, two fridges, a wine fridge, and high-end appliances throughout. With a coffee bar and eat-in seating, it’s also set up for casual daily use.
On the western and southern sides of the penthouse, the bedroom suites can be fully closed off from the public areas. Five bedrooms, four of which have en-suite bathrooms, constitute the private quarters, as well as a full laundry room complete with a sink and additional storage. Each of the three full bathrooms is windowed, as is the laundry room.
The first two bedroom suites share a jack-and-jill bathroom with a separate soaking tub and stall shower. The first bedroom has one of two access points to the west terrace. In addition to its immaculate sunset and river views, the west terrace has multiple seating and lounging areas. Views include downtown landmarks, spanning all the way to the Statue of Liberty.
The huge principal bedroom suite occupies the southwest corner of the home. With another access point to the west terrace - including a privacy boundary demarcating the suite’s own terrace area - an exceptionally large walk-in closet, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub and double vanity, this is a rare sanctuary. Enjoy watching boats go in and out of Hudson harbor while relaxing in the bathtub.
Two more bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, both with generous windows, closet space, and views, create ample possibilities for guests or additional sleeping arrangements.
Zoned heating and cooling, and a central sound system, add the final touches to this impeccably designed home.
The Urban Glass House at 330 Spring Street is a flagship condominium for SoHo’s Hudson Square area. With only 40 units, this boutique building features a gym, a full-time doorman, an on-site super, and bike storage.