The Chatham PH
181 East 65 Street, Penthouse
Upper East Side, New York
Iconic, incomparable crown jewel of The Chatham! This grand and gorgeous 2 bedroom 3 full bath penthouse duplex is a rare custom showplace, impeccably designed for the developer of the exclusive Chatham condominium. Mojo Stumer Associates collaborated with famed architect Robert A.M. Stern to create a magnificent trophy residence spanning the 2 top floors of the building’s highest south-facing position. Every detail is bespoke and thoughtfully conceived, met by over 600 sq ft of fabulous outdoor space, and spectacular city views stretching east and west that capture Central Park.
Featured in Architectural Digest, this contemporary gem is dripping in refined finishes and distinctive elements that make it one of a kind. Off the elevator landing, a gracious foyer and gallery spill into phenomenal living/entertaining space marked by soaring 22’ ceilings, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, loft-like columns, gleaming wood floors, and a sleek winding walnut/steel staircase making a striking impression. The dramatic dining room with awe-inspiring views sits between 2 enormous outdoor terraces; one southwest facing Central Park and cityscapes, the other southeast looking out towards the river. Adjoining is a stunning light-bathed corner living room showcasing lovely park and city vistas, with a gas fireplace encased in Jerusalem limestone, wet bar with wine fridge, massive windows, and glass doors to the picturesque southwest terrace. A den/media room connects to the living room, which can serve as a 3rd bedroom as well.
Any gourmand will delight in the top-of-the-line windowed kitchen appointed with custom cabinetry, granite and stainless steel counters, and chef-quality appliances including a Thermador double oven & 5-burner range, and Sub-Zero refrigerator & wine fridge. The sunny breakfast area accesses the southeast terrace for alfresco dining. Plus there’s an oversized butler’s pantry with custom shelving for easy serving, leading to a full laundry room with a sink, storage & vented Electrolux washer-dryer. An elegant guest bathroom and large foyer closet complete level one.
The artful staircase ascends to generous sleeping quarters, introduced by an open landing with panoramic city views. Start and end your day in the opulent southwest corner primary suite with floor-to-ceiling windows framing open park and city views, and a private outdoor terrace. Enhancing the luxury is a huge wood-paneled dressing room with custom closets, and opulent park-facing limestone spa bath with a soothing steam shower & Jacuzzi tub. The secondary bedroom with an en-suite limestone bath offers a big walk-in closet and its own private southeast-facing terrace. Topping the allure is a dedicated HVAC system with Nest thermostats, Sonos music system, Crestron Total Home Technology controlling lights & window treatments, plus 2 storage units are included with the sale.
Built in 2000, the white-glove Chatham is a coveted pet-friendly condominium with a full-time staff, doorman & concierge, resident manager, fitness center with Pilates room, and onsite parking garage. The exclusive address is minutes from Central Park, world-class museums & restaurants, glamorous Madison & Fifth Ave shopping, and an array of transportation.