Kitchen of the Week: Grey and White Beauty at the Manhattan House
Our kitchen of the week series takes us to a beautiful three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan House on the Upper East Side. Manhattan House is an iconic modernist condominium building that used to be the home of Grace Kelly.
The building was landmarked in 2007 and some of its distinctive features are its crisp white-brick façade and its many free-floating terraces. It overlooks a beautiful private garden, one of the largest of its kind in NYC, where residents can relax and enjoy two sculptures by Dutch-born artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp.
The chef’s kitchen is a grey and white beauty. Our favorite piece is the Basaltina countertop. It is made of warm, dark-grey volcanic rock (basalt) and it is a fresh alternative to the ubiquitous granite and Calaccata stone. The natural lava stone was quarried from Bagnoreggio in Italy, a region half-way between Rome and Florence.
The Basaltina countertop provides a great contrast to the custom-made white oak cabinetry and the shiny lighter grey stainless steel appliances. The warm, cozy feeling of the Basaltina is complemented by the light wooden floors.
Talking about appliances, the kitchen features top-of-the-line Viking Professional Series appliances, plus a great bonus: a wine cooler.
Something not obvious to most people, but a treasure in overcrowded Manhattan, is the windowed kitchen, providing lots of sunlight and a view. According to Victoria Rong Kennedy of Citi Habitats, the listing broker for this beautiful property (yes, this property is listed for sale), this is one of the best kitchens a chef could wish for in a Manhattan Apt. – tremendous counter space and a window with fresh air and a view!
What else do you need to know about this property?
This triple exposure 2588 SF luxury 3BR at the historic landmark Manhattan House is a RARE find, enjoying a life with light, space, a chef’s kitchen, the largest block long private garden, a roof top lounge and terrace, a spa, etc. full of inside amenities; and at the same time art and culture, museums, boutique shopping and Central Park blocks away, says Victoria Rong Kennedy.
What about the rest of the property? It’s a superb, spacious and sun-lit apartment. Check out more photos below.
More photos, plus additional pricing & property information, are available at the Citi Habitats website.