inside the highest completed penthouse in new york city by kelly behun
 

inside the highest completed penthouse in new york city by kelly behun

 

interior designer kelly behun has revealed her vision for the penthouse inside 432 park avenue — the skinny new york skyscraper designed by rafael viñoly. the residence is located on the 92nd floor of the 96-storey tower in the heart of manhattan. the 3,977 square foot home rises above the city skyline at 1,224 feet and boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room, a library, a laundry room, a service entrance separate from the elevator landing, and a formal entrance gallery.

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all images and video © DBOX for macklowe properties and CIM group

 

 

designed by rafael viñoly, 432 park avenue is developed by CIM group and macklowe properties, who asked kelly behun to realize the luxurious space and many of the bespoke pieces of furniture inside. for the design, behun references the building’s architecture — playing off its pure geometry by using asymmetrical pieces within, and responding to the façade’s signature 10-foot by 10-foot square windows.

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inside penthouse residence 92B

 

 

‘I love the simplicity of the building,’ kelly behun tells designboom. ‘there is a rigid grid to it, and I think that is what creates these beautiful volumes and these very elegant shells. however, I really wanted it to be warm, so it was about layering it in a way that felt like anyone could live here. there is so much natural light, and at all times of the day there is something really interesting happening — it’s an incredible vantage point.’

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the residence is part of a limited selection of newly released penthouse inventory, priced from $39.75 million

 

 

I’d never done a model apartment before, and when I was first contacted I was a bit cagey about it, continues the new york-based designer. ‘I think model apartments are a little bit generic, and I understand why they have to be, because you don’t have a client. for me, it was about creating something very warm, and that felt like a cocoon — like an embrace almost. the view is pretty exhilarating, and I felt that as a balance you want something very soft. I tried to be very mindful of the fabrics being very tactile and the colors being things that you would see beyond. at sunset, you see deep aubergines and these rosy colors.’

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the interior design references 432 park avenue’s iconic architecture

 

 

‘my goal was to create a timelessly elegant space that feels warm and comfortable,’ continues behun. ‘my favorite aspect of the apartment has to be the views through those oversize windows. to have all of manhattan unfurl below you in this way is nothing short of extraordinary, and nothing I would do inside could ever upstage that, so I just sought to create a warm embrace from which to enjoy it.’

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all residences feature 12’6” finished ceiling heights in addition to the 10-foot by 10-foot windows

 

 

as with other homes in the building, the light-filled penthouse features a windowed eat-in kitchen with marble breakfast bar, oak flooring, and a master bathroom featuring statuary book-matched marble floor and walls, and a freestanding soaking tub. furthermore, 432 park avenue’s amenities and services have been designed and curated to deliver a luxury experience on par with the world’s leading five-star hotels, all in a private residential setting.

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the master bathroom featuring marble floor and walls, and a freestanding soaking tub

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the penthouse is on the 92nd floor of the rafael viñoly-designed tower

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