Life above 1,100 feet at 432 Park Avenue

21 Sep 2016
3 min read
The tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, 432 Park Avenue in New York, has unveiled a newly completed Penthouse residence designed by interior designer extraordinaire, Robert Couturier.
Residential living at an unprecedented elevation

Robert Couturier, an internationally respected architect and designer, selected by Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 designers in the world, has furnished the model residence on the 86th floor of the 96-story condominium tower on Park Avenue, one of New York City’s most sought after residential addresses. CIM GroupandMacklowe Properties, co-developers of the soaring 1,396 foot tall building, have revealed the much-anticipated images to the public to give the world an insight into residential living at an unprecedented elevation in New York City.This expansive residence, the first completed Penthouse in the building, is a natural fit for the designer who famously proclaimed in his book Designing Paradises, “I’m completely addicted to luxury. I have no ability for anything else.”
“432 Park Avenue is an incredible palette to work with, one that would be the envy of any designer, and it has been an excellent experience to be creative and imaginative within that palette. The brief, to create a cultured apartment, has been perfectly met through the use of inspired colour choices and knockout furnishings from various eras, by designers including Vladimir Kagan and Gio Ponti, and some truly fun and wild pieces such as the welded bronze desk and credenza by Maarten Baas,” comments Robert Couturier.
This first glimpse of the 4,028-square-foot (374-square-meter) residence showcases the property in all its splendour, perfectly representing the style and elegance for which Robert Couturier has become renowned. A plethora of fabrics have been used within the Penthouse to form a unique sense of space, adding a sense of softness to the interior scheme. Contemporary furniture pieces have been mixed with vintage 20th century designs to create a residence with a design aesthetic that is as awe-inspiring as the views, including many signature furniture pieces custom designed by Couturier himself and fabricated in a Paris workshop.
The 12’6” finished ceiling height throughout lends particularly well to showcase artwork, and Robert Couturier has curated a collection of pieces that reflects the masterful interiors scheme that includes works by Hubert le Gall, Christopher Kutz, Michael Eastman, and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling installation of Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing #678 occupying the entire south wall of the living and dining room. The oversized 10-foot by 10-foot windows, now synonymous with the building, simultaneously flood the residence with natural light and are artworks in themselves, perfectly framing the truly spectacular view of New York’s skyline and surrounding rivers and bridges.
Towering above all other condominiums in New York, the views from the model residence, at a vantage point 1,132 feet in elevation, are truly astounding. With impeccable 360-degree views over Central Park and the George Washington Bridge to the north, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building to the south, Brooklyn to the east and New Jersey to the west, it is no wonder why this Penthouse is setting the standard for luxury lifestyle living in New York.
Comprising three bedrooms, four full bathrooms, including double master baths, a powder room, and a library, the Penthouse and its astounding views makes it one of the most prestigious residences in New York City. Like the other residences within the building, the home features a private elevator foyer, an impressive entrance gallery, a windowed eat-in kitchen with marble breakfast bar, oak flooring, and master bathrooms featuring statuary book-matched marble floors and walls, a freestanding soaking tub, and a 1,200-pound solid cubic Bianco Sivec marble vanity.
The news of the Robert Couturier model residence follows the highly anticipated reveal of the three full floors of amenity spaces earlier this year. Dedicated to dining, entertainment, and wellness, these floors are all double-height, with approximately 28-foot ceilings and two tiers of 432 Park’s signature 10-foot by 10-foot windows, creating voluminous interiors abundant with light. Residents can enjoy an exclusive dining and hospitality experience including a dining room, lounge, and landscaped terrace. The fitness center, featuring steam, sauna, and massage therapy rooms, is programmed and managed by star trainer Jay Wright’s The Wright Fit. Additional amenities include a 75-foot two-lane indoor swimming pool, billiards room with library, 18-seat screening room with 220-inch screen, and an executive boardroom containing state-of-the-art teleconferencing equipment and seating for 14 around a custom marble conference table.
Occupancy at 432 Park Avenue began earlier this year. Current availability of select remaining residences starts from $16,950,000.