455 East 51st Street

  • $2,800,000
  • 2 BEDROOMS
  • 2 FULL
455 East 51st Street
5F
New York, NY 10022

Total # of Rooms: 5
Property Type:

British architect John Pawson has applied his signature “minimalist” aesthetic to this stunning, dramatic, carefully crafted, triple mint renovation. This one of a kind masterpiece is a “loft like” residence with sweeping East River views. The pristine “floating” white walls (10.5’ high) throughout are washed with Italian lighting, creating a zen-like, contemplative space. A gracious “6 into 5” room home, (2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths), it is conveniently located in an esteemed prewar Cooperative in Beekman Place.

Step into the windowed Kitchen, which leads to an expansive open Dining and Living area. Using only the finest materials, a slab of gray “seamless” concrete serves as the countertop, with fiber optic lighting above. The space includes: stainless steel Gaggenau 4 burner stove (with steamer), vented hood, Miele invisible dishwasher, Sub Zero invisible refrigerator, and abundant floor to ceiling storage.

The Living Room houses a signature Pawson fireplace, with individual poured concrete drawers (Formica inside), creating a bench-like gallery setting with additional storage. Oversized Geze (tilt and turn) picture windows wrap around the room, emphasizing the expansive river views.

Pawson has brought the element of water from outside in, installing a glass wall separating the Master Bedroom from the Living area. This south-facing room boasts an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling, custom-fitted closets and an en-suite Bath.

The Bathroom, featuring an artistic skylight, has poured concrete throughout (including the floor). It includes a large trough sink, bench, vanity with lighted mirror, soaking tub, and a floor to ceiling mirrored vanity cupboard. The linen closet is connected to house a washing machine and dryer. A glass door leads to a Toto toilet, and a separate windowed glass-enclosed shower area with white ceramic tile walls, concrete bench, and concrete slab floor. Water drains around the outside of the slab, creating an outdoor shower effect.

The second windowed Bedroom hosts a complete wall of floor to ceiling storage, with a hidden/built-in desk/Home Office. This space leads to a private (only door in the apartment!), concrete second Bathroom, with the same concrete floor, outdoor shower concept, concrete vanity, mirror with lighting, and Toto toilet.

Additional features throughout the apartment include: 7” wide antique pine floors (no Knots!), “floating” walls, plentiful floor to ceiling (sprayed) storage cupboards, and minimal German fixtures. All door openings are full height, emphasizing the high ceilings throughout, and continuing the floor to ceiling effect. Windows have electric sheer and blackout shades. Stereo and sound are hidden in all rooms, as are the air conditioning/ heating units (with the exception of the second Bedroom). Elegantly simple in design, this meticulous home is a zen-like sophisticated space, perfect for entertaining.

455 East 51st Street is a 6-story pre-war co-op built in 1924. It sits at the end of a picturesque, tree-lined street and features a full-time doorman, a landscaped courtyard, a rooftop terrace with spectacular East River views, a gym, and private storage. Nearby are a number of trendy restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and subway lines 6/E/M. Pets and pieds-a-terre are permitted.

mt: $5,466

flip tax: 2% Paid By Buyer

max financing: 50 %