Olympic Tower, 641 FIFTH AVE, 48B


Property Description

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This stunning loft-like aerie is perched near the top of iconic Olympic Tower and features breathtaking, contextual views over Midtown and Central Park through massive floor-to-ceiling windows. The current owners undertook a meticulous, bespoke renovation of this generously proportioned one bedroom, two full bathroom apartment. The minimalist design, led by the New York and Frankfurt-based "1100 Architects", envisioned a modern reinterpretation of the original Skidmore, Owings and Merrill design for the tower. The result is a gracious, thoughtful and livable layout that maximizes the impact of the views while not sacrificing practicality. Upon entering via a grand gallery, one is instantly imparted with a sense of space and light. The home's primary living area brilliantly frames the mesmerizing views while walls of discreetly designed custom closets provide an abundance of storage space so rare in Manhattan. Museum quality finishes throughout include two stunningly rendered full bathrooms featuring Dolomite walls and flooring as well as water fixtures which are exact replicas of the original Olympic Tower fixtures, custom-forged in Florence. Other features of this striking home include impeccable white oak flooring, a chef's kitchen with appliances by Gaggenau, Wolf and Miele, a separate laundry closet with Miele washer and dryer, electronic solar and blackout window shades and a Lutron lighting system throughout. Originally conceived by Aristotle Onasis in 1974, Olympic Tower is widely considered one of the finest full-service condominium buildings in New York City and has been home to countless luminaries from all corners of the globe. The building's 40 person staff is remarkable for its attentiveness and discretion and includes a 24-hour multi-lingual doorman, concierge and elevator attendant. Other building features include a fully equipped gym with park views, a bicycle storage room and valet parking. The building's location on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 51st Street is perhaps its greatest attribute. Positioned directly across from St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, it is at the epicenter of New York City's retail, restaurant and cultural worlds. *Represents current apartment configuration, which may not conform to official legal documentation. Purchasers should consult with their legal or architectural professionals to determine legal use parameters.
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    1,238 Sq Ft.
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  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Furnished
  • Exercise Room
  • Concierge Services
  • Northern Exposure
  • Washer Dryer Included
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Listing Courtesy of SOTH - Sothebys International Realty