This NYC Penthouse For Sale is a Book Lover’s Dream — House of the Day


Let’s play a game: what sort of Faustian bargain would you make to never run out of bookshelf space again? Fortunately enough, we can hang on to our souls/first born/etc etc and just invest in this New York penthouse that has built-in bookshelves everywhere. If you have several million dollars, that is.

Even without the incredible, sprawling bookshelf situation, this apartment is pretty impressive. The three bed, two bath, 2,100 square foot penthouse loft offers up 360 degree views of Central Park, all for a cool $5 million. With exposed beams and high-ceilings it has an airy, modern feel all in a pre-war building. The warm wood and incredible light keep the space from feeling to austere or overwhelming.

The unit is on its own floor and is accessible through a private staircase. The large, open Boffi kitchen comes with state of the art appliances, a marble countertop and a bookshelf built into the island. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet as well as two extra closets (for even more books, presumably) and the third bedroom comes with an en-suite bath.

The Century is an art deco landmark building with a private garden and dry cleaning on site. The building is in a prime location near Lincoln Center, Central Park and a Whole Foods (so you can put those cookbooks to good use).

With the incredible location, stunning views and those enviable built-ins one can only hope the new owners are ready to start a good book club or four.

The property is listed with Compass.

h/t 6sqft

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