With its domed ceilings, soffit edges and contoured kitchen island, Penthouse West at XOCO 325 is ahead of the curve. Its “lofty, open, gracious” layout allows for entertaining in the dining area, great room and private terrace, said broker Tamir Shemesh of Corcoran, while the media room, breakfast area and bedrooms allow for privacy and quiet. The full-floor residence boasts over-10-foot ceilings and four exposures; oversized windows allow light to pour into the space, as well as provide stellar views of Midtown Manhattan. The master bedroom also has floor-to-ceiling windows, plus access to the terrace from which both the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center can be seen. And the outdoor space, landscaped and lined with Mexican river rocks, is a perfect spot for a swanky city soiree.
Location: SoHo, New York City
Price: $17.5 million
The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse is 4,406 square feet with a private, 718-square-foot terrace.
The custom-made kitchen is equipped with Gaggenau appliances, a Sub-Zero wine cooler and stainless steel sink with Dornbracht fixtures. The apartment features direct elevator access, hydronic radiant underfloor heating and a gas fireplace and wet bar surrounded by black Saint Laurent marble. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets, and each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The master bathroom has Gray Argento marble floors and walls, a rain shower and separate deep-soaking tub. Although the residence is listed as a four-bedroom, the configuration can be changed to create two or three larger rooms. XOCO 325’s fitness center overlooks a private garden, and the doorman building offers private storage, as well as bicycle storage.
Penthouse West takes its design cues from the facade of XOCO 325, formerly a factory where Tootsie Rolls were produced (the name, in fact, comes from the Catalan word for “chocolate”). The curved oak doors, honed black Saint Laurent marble kitchen island and fireplace in the great room, and even the domed medallion ceilings—handmade from plaster in Brooklyn—”all tie back to the cast-aluminum facade,“ Mr. Shemesh said. Wood for the 7½-inch white-oak flooring comes from a Benedictine Abbey in Austria, where the monks harvest local wood.
The building’s rare sightlines were also considered during DDG’s design, inspiring them to “maximize light and views,” Mr. Shemesh said.
You’ll find some of New York’s most stylish pedestrians in bustling SoHo, as well as the hippest shops and restaurants. The narrow streets are lined with windows showing off one cool thing after another, from Alexander Wang’s newest line to a pair of custom Vans.