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The $22.5M penthouse breathing new glamour into the UWS

September 30, 2015

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The Upper West Side has long been known for its pricey stock of iconic prewar properties, but the ground-up Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed 221 West 77 condominium will breathe new glamour into this venerable enclave.
Sheathed in a facade of Danish brick and bronze Muntz metal, this 20-story, 26-unit structure — which launched sales this month — will include a full roster of enviable details from base to peak. A basketball court and fitness center will overlook a wood-paneled lounge in the basement; up above, a shared roof terrace will offer a fire pit and plenty of room for seating.
But also located up top is the project’s crown jewel: a penthouse that’s poised to hit the market for $22.5
million — the priciest unit on offer here.


221 West 77.

Photo: Noë & Associates with The Boundary

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The living room houes a Brazilian Mariana Soapstone gas fireplace.

Photo: Noë & Associates with The Boundary

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For this price, there are 6,005 square feet of indoor living space across two levels, plus 1,344 square feet of
private outdoor areas spanning three balconies and its own roof-level escape. As for the nitty-gritty numbers,
there are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a powder room.
Space is key here, and it’s evident with roomy living and dining areas, plus a chef’s kitchen with wide counters
and a full Miele appliance package, including a separate full-size refrigerator and freezer.
“It’s like a house in Connecticut,” says Alexa Lambert of Stribling Marketing Associates, which is handling
sales and marketing. “This is what real people have.”
Developed by the Naftali Group, this building — on 77th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue —
will stand across from Naftali’s luxury Two Ten West 77 condo.
“There were two parking garages on this small block, so we had a very unique opportunity to identify a prime
location that is underutilized,” says group chairman and CEO Miki Naftali. “We bought both garages, and by
putting these two brand-new buildings on the block . . . we’re completely changing it.”
Now, a look at this brag-worthy penthouse.

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