It’s New York’s hardest “would you rather” question — live in a gorgeous townhouse, or take in the views in a penthouse? Both are charming and encapsulate the best of the city. Now, one new development is allowing homeowners to have it both ways.
The Terrace Penthouse North (or “Crown Penthouse”) at 108 Leonard in Tribeca is being touted as a “townhouse in the sky.” The triplex features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, a ballroom-sized “great room,” a marble fireplace, and 16′ ceilings, not to mention an additional 2,173 square feet outdoor space.
The building itself has an impressive history. Built in the 1890s by the iconic architecture firm McKim, Mead & White — who famously designed the former Pennsylvania Station — 108 Leonard is now landmarked. But that hasn’t stopped it from getting a much-needed modernization.
Among the biggest features of the building today are its updated amenities, which are operated by the hospitality firm Urban Playground. This means that 108 Leonard’s sprawling fitness center — which includes a lap pool, steam room, sauna, and hot tub — also offers programming and classes. Meanwhile, the building’s chef’s demonstration kitchen with adjoining entertaining lounge and private dining room and wine cellar, hosts Sommelier-led wine tastings. Kids story hours are held int he children’s playroom, and estheticians are on hand for in-home spa treatments. There are also rooftop gardens with entertaining cabanas, a sundeck, and a zen garden.
The Crown Penthouse is available for $24,450,000. Click here for more information.