24 West 55th Street Unit: PHC, New York City, NY 10019
24 W 55TH Street Unit: PHC
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24 W 55TH Street Unit: PHC

Gracing the prominent Northwest corner of the iconic Rockefeller Apartments at 24 West 55th Street, Penthouse C is a breathtaking 2 bedroom/2 bathroom tour-de-force, blending the best of classic modern and Art Deco design in a total gut renovation that leaves absolutely nothing left undone. Wrapping the building's top two stories, the red tile terraces offer wide, usable spaces for outdoor entertainment and quiet enjoyment with East, West and North Cityscape views. This property is notably the only duplex penthouse in the building and was once the home of director/filmmaker Arthur Rankin Jr., animator of beloved children's classics such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.

Light streams through the brand-new floor-to-ceiling black steel casement windows in the apartment's dramatic spaces. Art Deco curved walls and 10 foot ceilings set an impressive stage for the impeccable living and dining room, a glamorous center for entertainment with a mirrored decorative fireplace, pickled original chevron floors and dramatic mirrored dry bar and display wall with lucite bookcase. The entranceway features two hallway closets. New central air system and inset ceiling lighting are found throughout.

The freshly renovated white eat-in kitchen features high quality quartz surfaces in a marble veined pattern; custom shaker style cabinetry with brushed brass hardware and sink pull; and top stainless steel appliances, including double oven with microwave/convection and dishwasher. On the first floor, a generously sized bedroom could equally serve as a library or home office with a beautiful view out onto the terrace through a four-pane transom window. The adjacent hallway full bathroom sparkles with new Carrera marble shower, white quartz counter and Kalista hardware.

The stylish black Art Deco style staircase leads to the luxurious second floor primary suite, an oasis of calm with it's own terrace running the entire length of the apartment. Closets are the word here with a full run along the bedroom wall and another deep walk-in closet. The tasteful ensuite white marble bathroom offers a bathtub/shower combination with all Kalista fixtures and a sensational glass block wall. Storage (as available) is right outside the apartment's second floor backdoor in a separate securely locked room.

Penthouse C is offered with an unusual separate studio apartment, a combination of all three of 24 West 55th Street's remaining staff rooms on the building's second floor. The studio is newly renovated with a wall of sizable double closets, a built-in desk and a partial kitchen. It is suitable as a guest suite, home office or staff accommodation. A bathroom just outside the studio can possibly be annexed with Board Approval. The studio possesses a uniquely beautiful view of the manicured courtyard garden that connects the two Rockefeller apartment buildings with a fountain water feature and zen-like greenscape maintained impeccably by the buildings' staff. This studio possesses a separate stock and lease and may be resold to Rockefeller Apartment shareholders post-closing.

Just North of The Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller Apartment Buildings at 17 West 54th Street and 24 West 55th Street were developed by Nelson Rockefeller in 1936 with architect Wallace K. Harrison and are some of the most renowned Art Deco cooperative landmarks in Manhattan known for their unique curved windows and home to the famed Michael's Restaurant. Shareholders enjoy 24 hour doormen, porter staff, a live-in superintendent, laundry room, courtyard garden and storage (as available). 75% financing is permitted. Pied-a-terres and pets are okay. Fifth Avenue shopping, first class restaurants, The Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and all forms of major transportation are nearby. 2% flip tax paid by seller.
  • 2 BEDS
  • Sold
  • 1936 BUILT

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status:Sold
  • MLS® ID:RPLU-33422664088
  • Type: Condo
  • Year Built:1936
  • View Description:Other


  • Total Bedrooms:2
  • Total Bathrooms:2
  • Full Bathrooms:2
  • Kitchen:Washer Dryer Allowed
  • Laundry Room:Building Other
  • Fireplace:Other


  • Stories: 12
  • Other Exterior Features:Building Courtyard, None


  • SALES PRICE $3,850,000
  • HOA Fees $7,308/mo

Charlotte Van Doren

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PHONE NUMBER (917) 603-9489
ADDRESS 590 Madison Ave, , New York, NY 10022
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