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05.26.2024

Entering the ‘amenities arms race’ at luxury apartments: IV drips and Botox without having to leave your home

Condo buildings like 53 West 53 in Manhattan also partner with med spas to offer at-home luxury services. Celebrity-beloved facialist Aida Bicaj offers spa services at this luxury building either in the property’s treatment room or their own condo. 

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07.18.2023

Aida Bicaj Is Opening a Spa Inside NYC's Most Exclusive Apartment

The New York building amenity competition escalates with 53 West 53, a luxurious tower boasting partnerships for exclusive perks like gourmet groceries and salon services. The latest addition is a partnership with renowned skincare expert Aida Bicaj, offering residents access to her services in a dedicated spa treatment room within the Wellness Center or through in-residence appointments. The collaboration aims to provide personalized skincare services conveniently to residents, highlighting the rarity of having a world-class skincare expert just an elevator ride away. This exclusive partnership adds a new level of luxury and convenience to the residential experience at 53 West 53, enhancing the allure of upscale living in New York City.

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06.16.2023

Glass-Walled Duplex Atop the Museum of Modern Art Soars Above Midtown Manhattan

Located on the 76th and 77th floors of a modern condo tower above the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan, Penthouse 76 is a luxurious duplex penthouse designed by Fox-Nahem Associates in collaboration with Elle Decor. The building, 53 West 53, offers unique floor plans and high-end finishes, including American oak floors, radiant-heat floors in bathrooms, and custom designer lighting. The penthouse features a private elevator, double-height ceilings, a gas fireplace, and expansive Central Park views. The lower level includes a lounge with a custom bar, while the upper level houses the primary bedroom suite with stunning park views, a dressing room, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Additionally, the condo offers amenities like a wellness center, lap pool, sauna, golf simulator, private screening room, and more.

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06.03.2023

Five of the world’s best homes for sale designed by starchitects

Featured among several of the world’s most exceptional starchitect-designed homes for sale, Penthouse 76 is a palatial four-bedroom duplex residence within Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53 in New York City. Standing as the 10th tallest building in the city upon its completion in 2019, the tower’s intersecting concrete beams are a defining feature of the structure. Penthouse 76 features interior architecture by the renowned Thierry Despont and boasts a double-height living room offering expansive views across Central Park from the 76th and 77th floors of 53 West 53. The property is not only adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art but is also a brief stroll away from the opulent boutiques of Fifth Avenue, making it a pinnacle of luxury living and architectural brilliance.

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03.01.2023

Inside Elle Decor’s lavish $64M NYC penthouse

53 West 53 has unveiled a luxurious new duplex penthouse at the iconic building, which rises 1,050 feet above street level and is positioned next to the Museum of Modern Art. This "jewel box in the sky" spans the 76th and 77th floors, offering 7,973 square feet of space, including four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Highlighted features within this lavish residence include the 22-foot ceiling living room with Central Park Views, an 11-foot-wide limestone-clad gas fireplace, and a windowed chef's kitchen. Furnished by Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem Associates in collaboration with Elle Decor, the interiors of Penthouse 76 blend the works of emerging artisans with high-end brands to create an elegant, artful, and livable space.

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02.24.2023

Wine, Wine and More Wine: The Latest Amenity for Luxury Condo Owners

Luxury condo developers have recently prioritized wine-related amenities, such as hiring specialists, organizing private tastings, and offering ritzy storage options for wine collections. These offerings cater to residents' desire for immediate access to wine and social opportunities within their buildings. The trend reflects an investment in enhancing residents' lifestyles, particularly in luxury buildings where residents can afford such luxuries. The pandemic has also accelerated this trend, with more emphasis on creating home experiences that include sophisticated wine experiences. At 53 West 53, residents have access to a double-height, octagonal-shaped tasting room with custom tables, a gold leaf ceiling, cork flooring, decorative wine cabinets, and private temperature-controlled wine vaults. The developers have partnered with Morrell Wines, a true New York City institution, to offer residents consultations, specialized wine vault and liquor curation, first access to rare vintages, restocking services, and private tastings.

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02.17.2023

Inside 53 West 53, The ELLE DECOR Penthouse's Super-Luxe Tower

The ELLE DECOR Penthouse at 53 West 53 is a luxurious 7,973-square-foot apartment designed by Joe Nahem, perched on the 76th floor of a striking residential tower in Manhattan. The building, designed by architect Jean Nouvel, features a unique exposed diagrid structure, providing unobstructed views of Central Park and the city skyline. The interiors, crafted by Thierry Despont, boast elegant details such as oak paneling, marble accents, and bespoke brass hardware. Residents also enjoy access to amenities like a pool, private lounge, library, wine room, squash court, wellness center, and movie theater. Close to renowned cultural and entertainment venues, living at 53 West 53 offers a sophisticated lifestyle in the heart of New York City's Billionaire's Row. With its sleek design, luxurious interiors, and extensive amenities, the building offers a chic and high-end living experience for those seeking the pinnacle of urban sophistication.

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02.15.2023

A First Look Inside This $65 Million Duplex Penthouse In New York’s 53 West 53

Penthouse 76 at 53 West 53, a supertall residential tower in Manhattan known for its striking architecture by Jean Nouvel and connection to the Museum of Modern Art, offers a rare glimpse into sky-high luxury living. The duplex penthouse comprises 7,973 square feet across the 76th and 77th floors of the building and boasts four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Furnished by Fox-Nahem Associates in collaboration with ELLE Decor, Penthouse 76 includes a private interior elevator, a double-height great room with Central Park views, a limestone-clad gas fireplace, and features furniture and artworks by renowned designers and local artisans. The home’s formal dining room, kitchen, and primary bedroom exhibit a blend of luxury and functionality, with one-of-a-kind vintage and custom elements surrounded by panoramic views.

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11.10.2022

This Bonkers Wine Room Inside a Manhattan High-Rise Is More Lavish Than Your Home

Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, 53 West 53 has unveiled a luxurious wine room for its residents, designed by Thierry Despont. The wine room features an octagonal shape, a tasting area, lounge, and 34 temperature-controlled vaults adorned with leather, metallic bronze accents, and gold leaf-covered ceilings. The space also includes custom furniture, ornamental wine cabinets, and a catering kitchen for private events. Residents can purchase and design their own vaults, with sizes ranging from 20 to 80 square feet. 53 West 53 has partnered with Morrell Wine to offer residents exclusive perks such as access to rare vintages and hand delivery services.

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10.13.2022

Wow-factor Wellness Center at Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 in New York

The Wellness Center at Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel's 53 West 53 in New York is a luxurious haven for residents, offering a range of amenities and services set within a stunning 82-story skyline-defining residential tower. The Wellness Center spans the entire 12th floor and boasts a striking indoor pool room with green walls, squash, a gym and fitness studios, a golf simulator, and more, all managed by the Wright Fit. With multiple areas for relaxation, the space exudes luxury and calmness, featuring materials like matrix stone and white crystal and windows throughout that welcome an abundance of natural light.

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10.04.2022

Exclusive peek at artfully curated home in Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53

Rebecca Robertson of RR Interiors reveals her latest project, apartment 61A at Jean Nouvel's 53 West 53 in Midtown Manhattan, blending art, architecture, and city views. The design draws inspiration from the neighboring MoMA Outpost and Nouvel's iconic skyscraper. The residence maximizes the building's interior by Thierry Despont and the art curation by Creative Art Partners (CAP). The skyscraper stands tall at 1,050 ft, showcasing tapered glass façades and a unique structural system. Inside, the luxurious accommodations are complemented by amenities like a restaurant, sports facilities, and vertical gardens by botanist Patrick Blanc. For apartment 61A, RR Interiors integrates a curated art collection, featuring pieces from 12 countries. The apartment's design harmonizes with the breathtaking views of Central Park and the city skyline, with deliberate angles and shapes framed by the architecture.

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09.06.2022

New York’s Luxury Towers Bring In-House Fashion Offerings

Luxury residential towers in New York City are stepping up their amenities game by offering in-house fashion and beauty services. These services include manicures, haircuts, and styling sessions right in the comfort of residents' homes. Celebrity hairstylist John Barrett has partnered with one such tower, 53 West 53, to provide VIP access for haircuts and styling sessions. The goal is to make residents feel special and offer personalized, on-demand beauty services. This partnership represents a new level of convenience and priority access for residents, bypassing long waitlists and scheduling difficulties. Both Barrett and the developers of 53 West 53 are excited about the potential of this partnership and anticipate its continued success and popularity with residents.

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01.10.2022

The Over-the-top MoMA Tower in Manhattan Just Listed Its Penthouse — and We Got a Sneak Peek Inside

The penthouse in 53 West 53 in Manhattan, neighboring the Museum of Modern Art, offers unparalleled views of the city skyline, including Central Park, the Hudson River, and the East River. Designed by Jean Nouvel and Thierry Despont, the 7,455-square-foot duplex features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a gourmet kitchen, and luxurious finishes throughout. The property boasts a private elevator, a grand staircase, and a lavish master suite on the 79th floor with breathtaking city views. Residents can enjoy the exclusive amenities of 53 West 53, such as a lap pool, wine-tasting room, wine vaults, golf simulator, and a private dining room overlooking Central Park. The penthouse offers a high-end living experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, making it a coveted luxury real estate opportunity for those seeking the ultimate in sophisticated urban living.

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07.06.2021

Breathtaking Penthouses for Sale Across the Globe

The world of residential real estate is now dominated by ultra-luxury condominiums, with penthouses commanding prices upward of $30 million and higher. Properties around the world offer lavish living spaces with stunning views and luxurious amenities. Other extravagant penthouses around the globe, such as Penthouse 78 at 53 West 53 in New York City, provide opulent living environments designed by renowned architects and interior designers. These exclusive properties aim to offer an extraordinary living experience, catering to those who appreciate luxury and grandeur. Penthouses have become the new symbol of wealth and prestige, enticing affluent buyers looking for the ultimate in luxury living.

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