An Urban Masterpiece in West Chelsea, 456 West 19th Street, PH-J

By Linecity, February 22, 2022

There is no shortage of world class architecture in Chelsea, particularly within the blocks straddling the elevated High Line Park. Architects and developers from near and far have descended upon this thriving neighborhood and have added their signature properties to the streetscape.

456 West 19th Street is one such property and Penthouse J is the crown jewel of this boutique condominium.   This top-floor residence is an urban masterpiece, combining approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space across three floors.  And today we further indulge by celebrating the newest addition to our “Apartments We Love” series.

456 West 19th Street pays homage to Chelsea’s industrial past.  The unique brick building flaunts a rectilinear base with wavy wrap terraces on the upper portion of the structure. P Located on the southeast corner of Tenth Avenue and 19th Street in the West Chelsea Arts District, the building boasts 22 wondrous duplex apartments across its eleven floors. 

For architect/developer Cary Tamarkin, 456 West 19th Street is his second residential project in the West Chelsea neighborhood.  His first, 508 West 24th Street, is comparable in many ways to the design of 456 West 19th Street.  Both buildings offer large-loft-style apartments with Tamarkin’s signature steel window design.  

Penthouse J is a pristinely renovated three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath loft residence with 2,926 square feet of interior space and about 2,000 square feet of outdoor splendor. This sublime duplex (floors 10 and 11) boasts double height ceilings and stunning true divided-light steel windows throughout.  At 2,926 square feet, this is the largest apartment in the building.  Private elevator access is provided to both floors.

A rush of wonderment occurs the moment you cross into the living room.  It is the volume of the space that leaves you gasping.  Soaring twenty-foot ceilings are accentuated by a dramatic wall of steel windows.  The space is flooded with light and provides endless views of West Chelsea, Hudson Yards, High Line Park and midtown Manhattan.

The living room comes complete with a sleek six-foot long gas burning fireplace, a stone mantel and a slender vertical built-in bookshelf that ascends to the ceiling.  We’re not quite sure how one pulls books from the upper shelves.

The open island kitchen, with its white floor-to-ceiling cabinets and white corian countertops, seamlessly blends into its surroundings.  A second wall, which bridges the first floor foyer with the kitchen area, offers exceptional pantry space and a double wall oven.  There is a suite of high-end appliances, including an integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator.

A wrap terrace bends around the corner dining room and the kitchen.  An identical terrace wraps around the primary bedroom on the upper floor.  From the exterior of the building, these terraces look like waves.

The second level of the home (the eleventh floor) contains two bedrooms separated by an extended hallway.  The primary bedroom is a corner room with private access to the second wrap terrace.  The bedroom also features a wall of closets and a windowed en suite bathroom.  The second bedroom has its own en suite bath as well.

The primary five-fixture bath is a bit striking, maybe even stark.  Poured-in-place concrete floors set the mood. Double vanities, an open shower with rain-shower head and freestanding Boffi soaking tub completes this spa-like bath.  The steel windows that elevate the entire home continue here.

As noted we love Penthouse J.  But it’s the private rooftop space that makes our hearts swoon.  Let’s call it THE RESORT.  Spread across 2,000 square feet, this multi-decked haven spares no bounds.  The landscaped deck features a heated swimming pool, outdoor shower stall, bathroom, a full outdoor kitchen and a stunning trellised dining area.  Look west and the sculptured towers of Hudson Yards line the horizon.  Day or evening, this is a special refuge from the tumult of the city. 

Additional features that upraise the home include ten-inch wide plank flooring, multi-zone heating and cooling system, washer/dryer, wet bar with a built-in refrigerator,  a water-infiltration system and energy-saving UV blocking glass. 

The current ask for this penthouse residence is $12 million. That’s about $4,101 per interior square foot and some 4% off the original ask of $12.5 million. It was introduced to the market in June, 2020.Penthouse J is being represented by Leonard Steinberg, Amy Mendizabel and Hervé Senequier of Compass. To learn more about this exquisite residence, please visit Linecity.

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