Modernized Astor Luxury Thrives at This Listing Within a Transformed Manhattan Landmark
While the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan has become synonymous with luxury on a global scale, the Gilded Age’s Astor family has a much wider legacy in the Big Apple. Now known as The Astor, a landmark on West 75th Street that was built by William Waldorf Astor in 1901 has been beautifully updated in recent years to offer modernly lavish condos. Unit 402 is a stunning sight listed in the iconic building for $6.85 million.
This condo, as well as one other in The Astor, was skillfully designed by ASH Staging, building on the design renowned firm Pembrooke & Ives executed for the entire building’s renovation. Airy and warm, the 3,253-square-foot unit showcases pre-war details like herringbone floors and a wood-burning fireplace while considering the comforts and styles of current times.
Walking from the main entrance to the entertainment space is like a long catwalk, passing by each of the four bedrooms until you reach the grand living and dining room. Spanning 45 feet of uninterrupted space, the chef’s kitchen with Calacatta gold countertops and top-of-the-line appliances flows seamlessly into the living space.
It’s easy to imagine how members Gilded Age would have thrived in modern-day NYC here, especially in the opulent primary suite. Pamper yourself in the windowed bathroom in the beautiful freestanding soaker tub surrounded by three types of gold marble before getting dressed in one of the two amazing walk-in closets.
Offering clean lines and bold marble moments, The Astor is a vision of contemporary luxury. It includes a sleek fitness center, a 24-hour concierge, and a kids’ playroom. Michael Kafka of Douglas Elliman holds the show-stopping listing.