This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from May 22, 2014
This penthouse -- clearly the crown jewel of starchitect Jean Nouvel's SoHo masterpiece at 40 Mercer -- presents one with over 4500 square feet of grand living space, 1500 of which is allocated to the carefully crafted wrap-around terrace and 3000 of which is apportioned to the generous interior. Set against the backdrop of historic, landmarked SoHo, the terrace features a private fresh-water pool and lavish landscaping of pristine hedges, shrubbery, perennials and a collection of trees so vibrant, any lover of the outdoors, fresh air, and sweeping vistas will be sure to appreciate it. Awash in light, which streams through every inch of the 12'+ floor to ceiling windows, the apartment is imbued with a sense of universal, open-ended tranquility and warmth. A 20' sliding glass wall thoroughly transforms the living and dining spaces, allowing one to seamlessly experience the exquisite exterior and iconic interior, and vice versa. Additionally, automatic blackout shades and UV protected windows ensure the serenity of every evening event. Designed by Bulthaup, the 5-star chef's kitchen is outfitted with twin sinks and dueling gas / induction cooking methods, enabling both the culinary auteur and the amateur alike to prepare whatever they may, whether that be French cuisine or home-style casseroles.The master suite features pass-through closets, dressing room, and an en suite lavatory with immaculate Thassos marble, double sinks, free-standing shower, and separate soaking tub.Wired for sound throughout, this 3 bedroom - 3 bathroom - 1 powder room home is on the cusp of all things modern and majestic. The home office serves as a pleasant hideaway, and the keyed elevator guarantees convenient yet private access to one's most important asset, their home. 40 Mercer is a 15 story, 41 unit full service condominium built in 2006. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, concierge, underground parking, pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium, landscaped courtyard, and a rooftop terrace. Truly the most exclusive address downtown and an offering unlike any other, this magnificent trophy penthouse is not to be missed.