September 29, 2023
The Kitchen Appears to be like Like a Spaceship in This Gallery-Sized Manhattan Condominium

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Location: Manhattan, New York

Value: $19 million

This expansive Fifth Avenue aerie in Midtown Manhattan’s iconic Olympic Tower is match for an artwork assortment.

The massive gallery-style apartment has a “distinctive format that flows from north to south,” mentioned Valerie A. Lettan of Douglas Elliman, who listed it on the finish of 2022. “It’s not two models put collectively—it was constructed this manner.”

The tower, which dates to 1973, was developed by transport magnate Aristotle Onassis. “It has a romantic historical past—it was a present to Jackie O, his spouse,” Ms. Lettan mentioned. “Only a few models are on the market as a result of everybody who lives there needs to purchase extra.”

Olympic Tower, developed by Aristotle Onassis, has 51 tales and expansive views of town.

Douglas Elliman

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The vendor, who purchased the apartment in 2018 for $8 million, intestine renovated it.

“Every thing is customized,” Ms. Lettan mentioned, including that the views embody the One World Commerce Heart, the Empire State Constructing, Rockefeller Heart and Central Park. “The kitchen, which options high-tech home equipment, was designed by the vendor, who wished a spaceship really feel. With its curved island, modern traces and quartz flooring, it appears to be like like a moonscape excessive within the sky.”

Olympic Tower has at all times attracted the world’s boldface names. Though Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by no means lived there, her second husband and a bunch of different celebrities, together with clothier Halston, actress Anne Hathaway and her then-partner Raffaello Follieri and Saudi businessman/arms seller Adnan Khashoggi have known as it house, in line with revealed studies.

“The residents embody everybody from CEOs and celebrities to entrepreneurs,” Ms. Lettan mentioned. “You by no means know who you’re going to run into within the elevator.”

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The 4,136-square-foot unit is 88 toes lengthy and has 4 bedrooms and 5 loos. Olympic Tower is 620 toes tall, has 51 tales and 225 models.


The apartment has a pair of outsized dwelling areas with a white onyx LED-backlit wall, a customized kitchen, a wine fridge, a eating room space with an LED-illuminated dark-wood wall that doubles as artwork, 9 columns that includes black glass imported from Germany that tie it to the constructing’s black glass facade, a washer/dryer, floor-to-ceiling home windows, quartz flooring, a bio-ethanol hearth, loos whose partitions are clad in eight-foot slabs of white onyx, individually managed thermostats in every room, customized closets with smoked-glass doorways inlaid with LED lighting, and motorized sunscreen and blackout shades. 

The vendor is promoting the apartment furnished with designer items, paintings, 4 flat-screen TVs, a Sony projection house theater system and display, two private safes and customized lights. The constructing has a full-time concierge, full-time doormen and elevator operators, and a health club on the twenty second flooring.

The customized kitchen has high-tech Gaggenau home equipment and a wine fridge.

Douglas Elliman

Neighborhood Notes

Midtown East, house to the Chrysler Constructing, Rockefeller Heart and the United Nations headquarters, is one in all Manhattan’s most unique and well-known neighborhoods.

Olympic Tower is throughout the road from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Agent: Valerie A. Lettan, Douglas Elliman

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