A Symphony of Modern Design – 62 Cooper Square, PH-52

Lavish living takes a backseat to this modern penthouse duplex just off Astor Place at the nexus of Noho and the East Village.

The historic Carl Fischer Building, at 62 Cooper Street, is a blocky twelve-story building across from Cooper Triangle just north of the Cooper Union Foundation Building.  Named after the Carl Fischer Music Company, the building served as the destination spot for musicians and composers in need of sheet music for much of the past century. The company sold the property  in 1999 and in 2001 the building was repositioned as a residential condominium. Aside from the Carl Fischer name above the three-story limestone base, the iconic clock atop the ten-story tall eighth note on the north side of the building remains.

With just 26 apartments, these loft apartments only come in two sizes, large and extra large. This cavernous split-level home offers more than 4500 interior square feet.  Step outside to your private paradise and spread your wings across another 1500 square feet. Nothing modest in scale about this dramatic residence, which actually occupies the top two floors of the townhouse component of the condominium.

Modern style graces this spectacular apartment.  Clean lines, open space, tall ceilings (10’9” and 9’10”), abundant light, white limestone flooring, all combine to define the aesthetic of this one-of-a-kind space.  

Step off the keyed-elevator and enter the great room, which expands the full length of the space, some 49’x31’7”. This expansive room is divided into two distinct areas, a living area anchored by a dramatic wood burning fireplace and a dining area with overhead chandelier.  Oversized windows, six across, frame your views across Cooper Triangle and the commanding Cooper Union Academic Building. The openness of the space doesn’t end with the great room. The open kitchen adjoins the dining area and leads toward a second open living area toward the back of the residence.  Two bedrooms with a full bath, a laundry room and a powder room round out the first level.

The Boffi kitchen is masterly designed and artfully conceals most of the elements that define a modern-day kitchen.  Throw in a white colored peninsula, a full wall of white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a white corian countertop, and the feeling is more “showroom” than kitchen.   The cabinetry hides storage options and the integrated appliance package.  

Ascend the magnificent floating glass staircase to the apartment’s upper level and indulge in your unparalleled master suite.  The suite also sports an oversized five-fixture master bath, a second bedroom with full bath and direct access to a private terrace where one can dream about everything or nothing.  

The master suite looks out upon the roof terrace with a full wall of sloped floor-to-ceiling windows.  The multi-tiered terrace has a retractable awning, fresh water hot tub, outdoor grill, wall mounted television, irrigation system, sound system and significant plantings.  Immediate views include the Cooper Union Academic Building, the landmarked Great Hall at Cooper Union and the sleek glass clad Standard East Village hotel. A second bedroom with a full windowed bath completes the floor.

The Carl Fischer Building provides a full-time concierge and offers a fitness facility, private storage and a common roof deck.  There is a New York Health and Racquet Club at the retail level. Membership fees are required.

Now priced at $9,999,999, the apartment first hit the market in October 2018 for $14.5 million.   At the new ask, the price per square foot for the interior space is $2,219. The residence is also available for rent at $30,000 per month.  The Alexander Team (Tal Alexander & Oren Alexander) at Douglas Elliman is representing the property. Should you desire additional information, check out Linecity.com.

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