Windows on the World – 550 Vanderbilt Avenue @ Pacific Park, Penthouse W

By Linecity, March 16, 2020

We just love the windows.  Dramatic triple-paned windows wrap around this penthouse like holiday ribbons.  The spectacular window expanse bathes the apartment in light and seamlessly fuses the home’s interior with the vast exterior space and the city beyond.  

550 Vanderbilt Avenue is the first residential building to be completed in the heralded Pacific Park mega-development in the Prospect Park section of Brooklyn.  The 22-acre project will offer a mix of residential, commercial and retail space along with one of New York’s most anticipated new green spaces. Once completed, this three-block area that adjoins the Barclay Center, will spawn 15 new buildings, more than 6,400 residential units and 350,000 square feet of open space and recreational activities.

Designed by the architectural firm of COOKFOX, 550 Vanderbilt has been blueprinted to forge a sustainable bond with the neighborhood’s historic streetscape and the green space that will forever define Pacific Park.   Rising a modest 17 stories, the building offers 278 condominium apartments in a full-service setting. 

Penthouse W is the plum residence of 550 Vanderbilt, measuring more than 4,700 square feet between its indoor and outdoor space. The two spaces, seamlessly fused by the floor-to-ceiling windows, offer an interchangeable environment to live the life.  In much the same way that CookFox has designed 550 Vanderbilt to blend in with the natural environment outside its doors, the penthouse residence has been designed for a natural co-existence between interior and outdoor environs.

This stunning home offers four bedrooms and 4.5 baths across 2,859 interior square feet. The terrace, which measures 1,856 square feet, spans the width of the apartment, offering egress from both the great room and the master suite.  A narrow planters terrace wraps around the entire apartment. 

The great room captivates its occupants as they absorb the totality of the space.  Lofty ceilings that extend beyond 10 feet, massive perimeter columns, wide plank white-washed floors and the multi-panel window design all combine to create a stunning setting from which to view the city.  There is direct access to the kitchen as well as a door that leads to the terrace.  

The windowed kitchen is a mix of top-of-the line materials and features.  Carrara marble countertops and backsplashes, custom grey lacquer cabinetry and a fully integrated suite of Miele appliances create a sublime environment to bring out your inner gourmet or to order in.

The design of the apartment distinctly separates the living area from the private bedroom wing. However, the windows continue in form and retain their prominence throughout. The sleeping wing consists of three bedrooms, inclusive of the master suite.  The corner suite has a luxurious five-fixture windowed bath, a huge walk-in-closet and direct access to the terrace. There is also a laundry room off the entry hall. A pocket door off the main gallery closes off the space.

If you ever want to leave your residence, the building has dedicated about 10,000 square feet to first-class amenities. These include a fitness center by The Wright Fit, a lounge with catering kitchen, library, playroom, pet grooming station and a spectacular rooftop deck with communal gardens.  Although, given your own private roof terrace, you may never experience the common roof deck. 

And finally, there is a 25-year tax abatement which reduces the current monthly real estate taxes to just $247 per month.

Apartment PH-W is currently listed at $5.995 million (about $2,097 per interior square foot) through The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International.  Occupancy is immediate. For more information on this special residence, please visit