Imagine owning an iconic and historic piece of Manhattan.
In a city known for constantly raising the bar in luxury living, it's surprisingly difficult to find a truly one-of-a-kind residence. Set within the gorgeous clock tower atop the landmarked Police Building, this astounding penthouse is one of only a handful of properties in New York City with a domed cupola.
Offering a unique, 360-degree view, set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, you find yourself in a quiet, inspiring space unlike any other in the city. This meticulously renovated home embraces an intimate ambiance on a grand scale. In the north wing, Art Deco frosted glass doors reveal an elegant private dining room, while down the hall a cozy media room is outfitted with endless built-ins under a striking coffered ceiling. The spectacular eat-in kitchen makes the most of breathtaking eastern views, and features glass-front cabinets, built-in window benches, a massive marble-topped island, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances by Viking, Sub-Zero, and Bosch.
Toward the south wing is an elegant marble bathroom with a deep-soaking tub and downtown views. Further on, you'll find one of three full bedroom suites, while a relaxing family room with its own full kitchen, powder room, and laundry room wrap around a secondary entrance. Topped by a mezzanine-level bedroom with en suite bathroom, this wing could serve as gracious private guest quarters.
The palatial yet serene master suite is on the second level, outfitted with a sitting room and an enviable custom walk-in closet lined with drawers, shelves, and shoe storage. The en suite master bathroom with free-standing tub and separate shower makes a powerful statement in black, white, and grey, anchored by a floor-to-ceiling glass tile mosaic and glistening ebony floor tile.
Ascend the spiral staircase or elevator to access the majestic, circular living room ? the home's grand centerpiece. Hanging from a 25-foot tall ceiling, a striking 7-foot chandelier seems to hover in midair, while a floating staircase with a scrollwork handrail encircles the room. Incredible private outdoor spaces surround this level at compass points ? two terraces face north and south, and two Juliet balconies face east and west ? acting as lookout perches for the building's former police inhabitants. Today they serve as perfect aeries to take in the city with the building's Edwardian Baroque limestone exterior and sights of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and One World Trade Center as your dramatic backdrop.
Up the floating staircase is one of the most unique and breathtaking spaces in all of Manhattan. Inside the cupola clock tower, sunlight is filtered in by magnificent 6-foot tall clock faces, deep-set in the original brick that surrounds this tranquil sanctuary. Wood beams, copper, and terra cotta tile rise 30 feet overhead, lining the building's iconic dome and crowning this glorious abode.
Skylights and oversized windows are found throughout the home, casting golden sunlight in every room. Central heat and air and radiant heat flooring afford ideal comfort year-round, while Creston automated home panels provide effortless control.
Bordered by Grand, Centre Market Place, Centre and Broome Streets, the landmarked Police Building is renowned for its handsome Beaux Arts facade, grand interiors, unparalleled elegance, and white glove service. A full-time staff is on duty providing doorman, concierge, and maintenance services around the clock. The pet-friendly building also features a landscaped private garden and a well-equipped gym.
Situated at the intersection of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods ? SoHo, Little Italy, NoLita and Chinatown ? the best of New York is all within reach. Shop SoHo boutiques, discover the famous restaurants of Little Italy, and enjoy the exciting nightlife of the Bowery and Lower East Side. The 6, R, J/Z and B/D trains stop nearby, providing quick access to the rest of the city.
*This is a co-exclusive with Linda G. Calka. Originally headquarters for New York City’s police department, the iconic 240 Centre Street, designed by Hoppin & Koen at the turn of the last century is an exceptional architectural landmark. With a spectacular location on the edge of SoHo, Nolita and Little Italy, this highly unique, four-story dome penthouse offers the discerning buyer the opportunity to purchase one of the city’s most historically preserved luxury residences, with incredible 360-degree views of the city skyline. Heavily influenced by Parisian and turn-of-the-century architectural styles, this home embodies the perfect balance between elegant living and historic character.
Upon entry, the foyer seamlessly connects the original penthouse residence to the newly-joined adjacent residence that serves as a living space for staff or a private family wing, inclusive of a separate kitchen. Identical double skylights and two large windows, providing fabulous light and great downtown views to the main chef’s kitchen. Adjacent is a formal dining room with sating walls and etched vintage glass doors, the nearby media room and bar area provide ample space to relax. Two guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a family room, laundry, and a second kitchen are also on the first level.
Ascend the beautiful satin black steel rod spiral staircase or utilize the private elevator to get to the second level to the expansive master suite complete with a bedroom plus sitting area, double-vanity bathroom and a graciously sized walk-in closet. Doors were added to the master bedroom for privacy and the landing area is used as an office space.
The third-level, the Dome room, is the pièce de résistance of the residence, with two-levels of endless entertaining opportunities. Massive, arched Palladian windows are complemented by a ceiling height soaring over 25-feet and dramatic panoramic views of city. Two terraces and two garden patios, meticulously landscaped and offering an escape from it all, are accessed directly from the dome living room. The notable feature of this stunning penthouse continues further to the fourth level above the dome living room to the special Clocktower space. The current owner’s renovation extended the dome entertainment space, which originally was only accessed by clock mechanics. The carefully constructed iron spiral staircase into the clocktower boasts unobstructed views of the original steel beams, exposed brick walls and four gigantic clocks all magically lit with warm lighting, making this penthouse a truly magnificent space to call home.
This residence is a fully-wired smart home, including an electronic security surveillance, central cooling/ heating system, radiant-floor heating in all bathrooms and kitchens. Building amenities include a full-time resident manager, concierge, doorman, gym, and a communal garden. This is a co-exclusive listing with Douglas Elliman.