Sat atop Brooklyn’s famous 1914 landmark Clock Tower Building, this superlative penthouse boasts, quite possibly, the best vista in the Big Apple. That’s, in no small part, thanks to the four distinctive gigantic 14-foot clock face windows encircling the apartment. The clocks are electronically synchronised for easy maintenance and lookout onto postcard cityscapes featuring the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan. The one-of-a-kind 360-degree view however, wasn’t enough to shift the apartment from the real estate agent’s window – for six years at least.
Recently finding a new owner for the princely sum of $18 million, having been on the market for $25m prior, the triplex will finally entrust a fortunate new owner with the inimitable view. Of course, the panorama alone wouldn’t be enough to part with such a figure and the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) abode packs plenty into its iconic exterior. The spectacular views are matched with luxurious and elegant interiors.
The kitchen comes custom from Canova, the exclusive U.S. partner’s for prime kitchen architects, Doimo Cucine. A glass elevator sits in the heart, ready to take flight to the master suite and upwards to a glass roof terrace with glowing floor tiles from the light below.
The en-suite bath offers a slanted window for an unrivalled view of the city and it’s landmarks as you soak in the tub. Finally, for the millennial homeowner, there’s a technology loft. Which, if you’re not familiar, is capable of projecting a computer desktop slanted across the ceiling, for large-scale viewing of a film or workstation.
Next time this prime slab of real estate comes up for auction, it’s hard to imagine it being slept on for such a length of time — particularly now that the word is out.