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With just 15 full-floor condos, 60 East 86th Street is ideal for people who want a more private living experience than many New York buildings provide. Not only is the building gorgeous and provides a lot for residents to love, but it’s hard to beat its location. Situated right off Madison Avenue, residents only have to walk a single block to get to Central Park.
In April of 2013, Glenwood Management bought two adjacent properties for a total of $31 million. While plans for the two properties weren’t immediately available, it was later announced that 15 full-floor condos would be built in a single building that would stand 19 stories tall. In order to bring this project to fruition, Glenwood enlisted the expertise of Thomas Juul-Hansen, the Stephen P. Jacobs Group, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group and Brdar.
Thomas Juul-Hansen is the architect behind the design of 60 East 86th Street. He has clad this 19 story tower in a fluted Renaissance grey limestone façade. The building’s facade is accented by Juliet balconies, as well as oversized casement windows.
Because Juul-Hansen is known for his love of light and Scandinavian aesthetic, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the interior is based around airy spaces and grand proportions. Notable traits of the interior also include rich natural materials, highly crafted finishes and a pure color palette.
Upon entering 60 East 86th Street, residents and guests are surrounded by a lobby that’s designed to create a sense of quiet luxury. The entry area of the building also features a library with a hand-crafted bronze screen and wood bookcases.
“The perfect modern interpretation of a classic three-level home” is the phrase that’s been used to describe the townhouses in this building. Upon entering, you’re greeted with ceilings that are nearly 20 feet tall. Combined with large windows, this creates an incredible sense of loftiness.
For the units on the third to ninth floors, ceilings that are almost 10 feet tall are complemented by spaces that are fluid and inviting.
Once you enter the kitchen, you’ll be in a space that meets the demands of a master chef. White marble slab is beautifully utilized, as well as custom lacquered cabinetry.
Then in the master bathroom, slabs of driftwood and marble are used together to create a space that’s truly an oasis for relaxing.
Residents of 60 East 86th Street will have a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, wine cellar, playroom, dedicated storage and indoor parking.
Currently, two of the fifteen residences are still available to purchase. Both available residences have 3,209 square feet of space, as well as 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The residence on the fourth floor is listed at $8.75M, while the one on the seventh floor is on the market for $9.5M.
In addition to being just one block from Central Park, the building’s location in the Upper East Side of Manhattan means that residents will be in one of the world’s most prestigious neighborhoods.