If you thought drinking out of a cut glass goblet was as crystal as it gets, then you’d be surprised to know that Baccarat begs to differ. The fancy glassmaker-hotelier has unleashed a crystal speckled, 7,381 square feet penthouse in New York City’s Baccarat Hotel and Residences. Yes, the very same, highlighted in our ‘9 most anticipated luxury hotel openings across the US for 2014’ list. With this latest addition, it would perhaps, now fly right past the first position.
Sitting at the top of the midtown Manhattan building, the duplex is the crown in the 50-story jewel. With five bedrooms, five and a half baths, and 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, it already has grandiose views of Central Park and the Empire State Building. Add to that the Baccarat crystal light fixture in the foyer and the custom crystal inlay handle from the Zircote wood-paneled entry door and voila! You have the perfect recipe for extravagance.
The Tony Ingrao-designed modern day monument also boasts warm exotic woods, white onyx, frosted mirror glass and chrome finishes. Its lower floor consists of the oversized living room with the high ceilings, a floating gas fireplace and a wet bar, as well as solid white oak wood flooring. Then there are the kitchen, powder room, and the “double-height” loggia that spans the length of the entire east side of the building.
But getting back to the kitchen, it can’t get any better than white Iceberg granite counters and state-of-the-art Miele, Sub-Zero and LG appliances, including a 36-inch gas cooktop with vented hood, 30-inch double wall oven, wine refrigerator, 36-inch refrigerator, 30-inch freezer and three dishwashers. Now the only mystery that remains is in the 1,150-square-foot master suite on the upper floor, situated in a private wing. So, here’s decoding.
With its own sitting room and dual dressing rooms as well as a bathroom that comes with a Victoria & Albert floating bathtub, the suite not only basks in a stylish elusiveness but also views of the cityscape. The four additional bedrooms are also on the upper floor, each with their own bathroom. The penthouse is also touchscreens-kitted giving you complete control of the audio and visual tech, shades, climate and lighting.
These screens can be accessed through your tablet and mobile device and also connect you with the hotel’s services, like the 24-hour concierge, thus, making it all the more inviting. The same can’t be said about its price tag though, that reads an eye popping $60 million. Still, that should come as no surprise since Baccarat itself deems the top floor penthouse “the pinnacle” of condominiums.
[Via – Justluxe]