In New York City, a penthouse with a living room longer than an NBA basketball court is listing for $59 million.
The roughly 14,500-square-foot home has a great room that measures 96 feet by 33 feet. That would make the room larger than the average American home. A spokeswoman for developer Magnum Real Estate Group described the living room as the largest in the city; the assertion couldn’t be independently verified. The great room also has arched industrial-style windows rising up to 21 feet, and the room’s ceilings are 22 feet high, said
of the Corcoran Group said the home could appeal to an art collector with large pieces to display, or to a person who enjoys entertaining. “Can you imagine having a Super Bowl party there or a mitzvah?” said Mr. Shaoul.
The duplex occupies the entire 32nd and 33rd floors of the building, at 100 Barclay Street near the World Trade Center. The penthouse has been partially finished with a kitchen and bathrooms, and the living room has been staged. But the developer left the space mostly raw so a buyer can customize the home to his or her preferences, Mr. Shaoul said. There are lots of potential layouts, ranging up to seven bedrooms, he said. From both levels, arched windows overlook the Statue of Liberty.
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The building was designed by architect
and was completed in 1927. For decades, it housed New York Telephone Co. and later Verizon, Mr. Shaoul said, and its top floors were used as offices by top executives. The brick, stone and limestone building has an ornate lobby with communication-themed murals.
Magnum and its partner CIM Group began renovating the 157-unit building in 2016, and added amenities including a lap pool, a wine-tasting room, a billiards room, a fitness center, music practice rooms, a lounge and a children’s playroom. Sales launched in 2016, and prices start at around $3 million. Mr. Shaoul said activity was strong at the building but declined to comment on how many units have sold.
Ms. Barron is listing the property together with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.