Two-story glass box, which offers a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of both New York and the Hudson River in lower Manhattan, rests above a historic Art Deco building at 145 Hudson St. in Tribeca and is currently listed for $48 million.
“This is an amazing glass house on top of a building,” Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman said of the Hudson St. listing, who shares the listing with his brother Tal. “This is the golden circle of Tribeca. It’s where you want to be.”
This 7,493 sq-ft four-bedroom penthouse, designed by New York architect James Carpenter, a former student of glass artist Dale Chihuly, previously set a record for the highest-priced Manhattan apartment south of Columbus Circle when it sold for just over $30 million in 2009 to William Duker, a lawyer and private investor who spent some time in prison in the late 90s for “defrauding” one of this clients: the federal government.
Elliman broker-brother team Tal and Oren Alexander are listing the apartment for a third time, upping the ask back to the full $48 million after it was PriceChopped down to $44 million last summer.
Ex-con William Duker has never actually lived there or used its floor-to-ceiling cherry wood hearth with a wood-burning fireplace, steel and glass elliptical staircase, polished concrete and teak flooring, oversized sliding glass doors, and a four-car garage, though he has likely enjoyed the panoramic views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, says the New York Daily News.
Being known as an art enthusiast, Duker also installed museum quality glass that allows for artworks to be hung on the walls without the threat of damage from sunlight.
Dazzling New York’s architecture for years now, Mr. Carpenter is also behind the Seven World Trade Center just blocks south of the apartment as well as the glass and cable atrium in the Time-Warner building overlooking Columbus Circle to the north.