Stunning Views From The 86th Floor At 432 Park Ave

This apartment has some amazing views. Check out what else it has.

By James L. Knobloch October 5, 2016
Photo courtesy of Curbed

The increasingly crowded Manhattan skyline seems to change on a daily basis, but perhaps one of the most recognizable (and hard to miss) additions is the monolithic, Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue—aka—the tallest residential building in the world (and the third largest building in the United States).

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Photo courtesy of Curbed
Photo courtesy of Curbed

Developed by CIM Group and Macklowe Properties, 432 Park Avenue’s unsurprisingly expensive listings have been on the market for more than three years—but photos of the 86th floor model unit have finally been released. One would expect that a posh unit that’s more than 1,100 feet in the air in one of Manhattan’s most valuable addresses to have breathtaking, sweeping views of Central Park and beyond—and it does. Just don’t miss the forest for the trees, because the view inside the walls isn’t exactly lacking either.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest
Photo courtesy of Pinterest

The 4,028-square-foot penthouse model—which its designer, architect Robert Couturier, called “an incredible palette to work with, one that would be the envy of any designer”—boasts three spacious bedrooms, four “marbled to the nines” bathrooms, and a palatial eat-in kitchen where even Gordon Ramsey couldn’t get upset.

But what the penthouse isn’t is gaudy—one might expect an address such as this to be oozing in ostentation, but Couturier’s treatment is somewhat understated. Sure, the design and furnishing speak the to quality and wealth of the space, but not offensively so. A neutral color palette of tans, creams and browns compliments furnishings that are obviously expensive but not “over-the-top,” which only serves to showcase the main attraction: those panoramic Central Park (and beyond) views.

If you do feel like dropping a load of cash on living at 432 Park Avenue, Agorafy platform here has more listings.
If you do feel like dropping a load of cash on living at 432 Park Avenue, Agorafy platform here has more listings.

The penthouse is stunning, but don’t just take our word for it: “The 12’6″ finished ceiling height throughout lends particularly well to showcase artwork, and Robert Couturier has curated a collection of pieces that reflects the masterful interiors scheme that includes works by Hubert le Gall, Christopher Kutz, Michael Eastman, and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling installation of Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing #678 occupying the entire south wall of the living and dining room. The oversized 10-foot by 10-foot windows, now synonymous with the building, simultaneously flood the residence with natural light and are artworks in themselves, perfectly framing the truly spectacular view of New York’s skyline and surrounding rivers and bridges.”

Photo courtesy of Curbed
Photo courtesy of Curbed

And as if that wasn’t enough to sell you, let’s not forget the long list of building amenities that include “an exclusive multifaceted dining and hospitality concept” helmed by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt (i.e., a private restaurant open only to residents and their guests); “dramatic installations by bespoke architectural lighting firm Lasvit, including a pair of 22-foot tall cascading chandeliers each with 55,700 pieces of handset crystal”; a fitness center, and a “a yoga studio, billiards room with library curated by publisher Assouline, 18-seat screening room with projection equipment and 220-inch screen, and an executive boardroom”; and “a 75-foot two-lane indoor swimming pool and separate Jacuzzi.”

If, like the rest of us, you don’t have millions to drop on a new pad, then enjoy taking this small peek behind the curtain and see how the other half (of one percent) lives.
James L. Knobloch

ABOUT THE AUTHOR James L. Knobloch

ABOUT THE AUTHOR James L. Knobloch

A creative professional with a sharp tongue and a big smile, taking on city living one slightly-veiled sarcastic comment at a time. Born and raised just outside of New Orleans, James is a living testament to his own mantra, “Southern hospitality is a privilege, not a right,” giving his work a unique, dry humor meets charm perspective.

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