Inside Look into this sleek $39.5 million triplex penthouse in an iconic NYC building

 

 

zaha hadid penthouse
  • three-story penthouse at 520 W. 28th St. in New York City is on the market for $39.5 million.
  • The 39-residence boutique building was designed by the legendary Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016.
  • The condo comes with a 2,000-square foot rooftop terrace overlooking the High Line park.
  • The building’s amenities include a private Imax theater, a 75-foot swimming pool, a sauna and steam room, and automated robotic parking and storage.
  • I took a tour of the building, and I’ve never seen anything like Hadid’s design.
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Curving over the High Line park in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood is an 11-story residential building that looks like it belongs in the future.

The building, 520 W. 28th St., is one of the last designed by the legendary Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who was nicknamed “Queen of the Curve.” That seems particularly apt when you look at the 39-residence boutique building, the only one she designed in New York before her death in 2016.

The lavish residence has attracted celebrity residents such as Stingand Ariana Grande.

Marketing and sales for the building are handled by Related Sales and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, and Charlie Attias is the listing agent.

If the 6,853-square-foot, three-story penthouse isn’t enough space for you, it can be combined with the neighboring penthouse for a total of 11,121 interior square feet and a 3,892-square-foot terrace, according to Corcoran.
520 W. 28th St. is a 39-unit boutique residential building in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood designed by the legendary Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. It’s the only building she designed in New York City before her death in 2016.
520 W. 28th St. is a 39-unit boutique residential building in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood designed by the legendary Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. It's the only building she designed in New York City before her death in 2016.
On a recent spring afternoon, I got a tour of the building and its sprawling $39.5 million triplex penthouse.
The doorman let me into the building only after I announced my name and the name of the person I was supposed to meet. I imagine the security is part of the draw for the building's celebrity residents, who reportedly include the musicians Sting and Ariana Grande.

From the moment I stepped into the lobby, the space felt different from any other residential building I'd ever been in.
The graceful curves and natural elements gave me the impression that I'd stepped into a luxury resort in Iceland.
11-story building’s triplex penthouse, which is on the market for $39.5 million.
I headed up to the 11-story building's triplex penthouse, which is on the market for $39.5 million.
The expansive great room offers views of the Empire State Building and overlooks the High Line, the city’s famous elevated park built on a former railroad line.
The expansive great room offers views of the Empire State Building and overlooks the High Line, the city's famous elevated park built on a former railroad line.

Hadid was nicknamed the

The penthouse was all smooth, clean lines.

The penthouse was all smooth, clean lines.
The curved windows gave the condo a space vessel-like vibe.
The curved windows gave the condo a spaceship vibe.
The sleek white kitchen features Gaggenau appliances.
The sleek white kitchen features Gaggenau appliances.
 The penthouse’s standout feature was its massive wraparound terrace.
To me, the penthouse's standout feature was its massive wraparound terrace.
The view of the Empire State Building
The views of the Empire State Building and the neighborhood were stunning.
Like in the rest of the condo, the curves of the terrace gave it a futuristic feel. I could imagine some seriously chic parties taking place up here.
Like in the rest of the condo, the curves of the terrace gave it a futuristic feel. I could imagine some seriously chic parties taking place up here.
Downstairs is the family level, which includes a master suite, three bedroom suites, and a utility room.
Downstairs is the family level, which includes a master suite, three bedroom suites, and a utility room.
The sumptuously decorated master bedroom is in the corner, allowing for floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows.
The windows are 10 feet tall.
The master suite includes a walk-in dressing room and closet ...
... and a luxurious bathroom with a soaking tub and the same curved windows found upstairs.
Each of the other four bedrooms comes with an en suite bathroom.
One was set up with bunk beds.
After the penthouse tour, I was eager to check out the building's amenities, which include this spacious lounge that opens to an outdoor space.
The building’s wellness level includes a 75-foot skylit swimming pool that wouldn’t look out of place in a luxury resort.
The building's wellness level includes a 75-foot skylit swimming pool that wouldn't look out of place in a luxury resort.
Then there's the spa suite, which includes a whirlpool, a cold-plunge pool, a sauna and steam room ...
... and massage beds.

While screening rooms have become a somewhat predictable amenity in luxury buildings, 520 W. 28th St. has a private Imax theater. Residents can also use the building's automated robotic parking and storage vaults.

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