This $9M New York City Duplex Might Be The Most Impressive Home I’ve Ever Seen

published Jun 27, 2019
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Put on your most sophisticated outfit, brush up on your knowledge of New York society, and step into one of the most impressive places I’ve ever seen—and I’ve been to both the Sistine Chapel and Grand Canyon. This 5,125-square-foot home at 1 Beekman Place, located on the East River in Midtown Manhattan, is brimming with amenities. For one, the duplex is accessed by a manned elevator that takes you directly to your front door, which I am shocked to learn is not just a thing in movies.

The gallery—yes, gallery—boasts serene aquamarine walls, a light fixture that evokes Moroccan grandeur, and a show-stopping staircase. The living room features a fireplace, stunning views of the river, and hardwood floors, and leads to the bright blue library with custom shelving, yet another fireplace, and a bronze ceiling. Um, are you kidding me right now?

Through the dining room windows, you can view the bustling city below, while your dinner guests feast upon foods I’ve never heard of. This is the room where I’d immediately, foolishly spill everything in front of other dinner guests I desperately want to like me before promptly being driven back home from Manhattan in a cab I have no way of paying for. (Even in my fantasies, there is no way I can afford this apartment.) Your Michelin Star-quality meal is prepared in a kitchen that appears to have been custom built by NASA. It is remarkably spacious and the coolest place you’ll ever store boring things like baking soda and dish soap.

On the home’s second level, the enormous master suite displays even more mind-blowing views of the river. Your own private spa with soaking tub awaits. Really, it’s yours, and you don’t need to make an appointment every time you enter. That would be your life. Every. Single. Day. There are two additional bedrooms with en suite baths on the first level, because luxury means options.

The co-op building, constructed in 1929, features even more amenities for the lucky homeowners to enjoy, including a pool, basketball court, fitness room, and event space. At $8,950,000, I’m understandably not allowed within 500 feet of the building. But for those with a chunk of change looking for all the opulence money can buy, 1 Beekman Place is your destination.

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