This iconic pre-war duplex Penthouse with soaring 18 foot ceilings was used as 'The Green Goblin's Lair' in the Spiderman movies. Re-imagined in 2015 by new owner, award-winning interior designer Kittie Lonsdale of Lifestyle Space Design, Penthouse Five is now a gracious residence befitting the vision of the architect Fred F French for historic Tudor City.
A full wall of original ceiling-high casement windows frames spectacular city and river views including the Chrysler building.
Filled with antiques from around the globe, the drawing room boasts a huge bronze chandelier from 1870, an 8 foot tall burled walnut Venetian Secretaire and a 19C Scottish flame mahogany sideboard. The upper level gentleman's study has an antique book-matched mahogany English leather and mahogany partners' desk and a floor to ceiling mercury glass mirror reflects the view of the drawing room and city below. The bedroom is graced by a massive ornately carved and inlaid Italian Art Nouveau bed and candle-lit antique dressing table. This penthouse is now the perfect setting for the owners’ stunning collection of British art spanning the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Featured artists include Sir John Everett Millais, PRA, Sir Joseph Noel Paton RA (one of Queen Victoria's favorite artists), Sir Alfred East RA and the finest treasure of the collection, a 1778 portrait of Miss Mary Pemberton by the renowned George Romney.
The private roof terrace has been transformed into an outdoor summer room with curtained Victorian pergola and trellis, custom lounge seating, wicker rocking chairs and candle-lit Moorish lanterns among the foliage and trees – a truly magical place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down over the city.
Access Notes: Attendees are requested to be respectful of other Penthouse floor residents in terms of noise levels, hallway crowding etc. Attendees must be able to navigate 2 flights of stairs in the residence.
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