The Campanile, 450 E 52ND ST, PENTHOUSE

Beekman, New York, New York 10022

Partial Bath
Co-op Properties

Property Description

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The Campanile Penthouse offers 2 levels of the most remarkable planted terraces in the city providing outdoor living at its finest. For the terrace lover looking for the ultimate outdoor space, you need look no further. With approximately 5,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space, this 2-bedroom prewar penthouse will take your breath away with its magnificent views of the East River and city skyline.

The Penthouse is in triple mint condition, with approximately 3,000 interior and 2,000 square feet of terraces, and occupies the top two floors of the Campanile, a 14-story "Jazz-Age" Venetian-Gothic era prewar co-op with just 16 full floor or duplex apartments at the end of a cul-de-sac at 450 East 52nd Street.

The elevator opens directly into the penthouse through restored bronze bank vault doors. As you enter, you are engulfed in a wide-open view south and east over the East River as far as the eye can see. The great room with wood burning fireplace is over 32 feet in length and surrounded by a wall of oversized windows and three French doors leading out to a large planted terrace that seems to float over the River thanks to its unique glass parapet wall.

The first bedroom features River views, beautiful paneling and an onyx-clad bath with a radiant heated marble floor. The hallway leads past a bronze and marble floating staircase to the primary bedroom which features a wall of glass and 2 French doors leading to another beautiful terrace. The bedroom has 2 large walk-in closets and an exquisite marble bath with soaking tub, oversized steam shower and vanity, radiant heated marble floor and a view of the River and beyond. This level also has a wet bar, walk-in and temperature controlled wine storage room, laundry room, privately accessed service elevator and vestibule and approximately 10 foot ceilings.

An architecturally stunning staircase leads to the dining level featuring a dramatic fireplace, soaring ceilings over 11 feet and majestic River and skyline views. A sunroom with glass walls has views that make you feel as though you're on a yacht. On this level is a professional kitchen complete with La Cornue Grand Palais 180 stove. As meals are prepared, your guests will lounge on one of the all-time greatest wrap-around roof terraces in the city which is accessed both from the sunroom and 3 French doors in the dining area. The north portion of the terrace has an outdoor grill with a dedicated gas line. This floor also has a powder room.

The Campanile penthouse features its own HVAC system allowing you to completely control both heat and central air without having to rely on the building's systems. A custom Lutron Smart System controls lighting, shades, and music throughout the apartment.Previously owned by stage legend Mary Martin, well known for her roles in Peter Pan, South Pacific and the Sound of Music, this is truly a one-of-a-kind penthouse renovated to absolute perfection with the most remarkable architectural details, light and views.

The Campanile was completed during the Great Gatsby era in 1927 and since first opening has been home to celebrities and industry titans such as Greta Garbo, Rex Harrison, Ethel Barrymore, the Rothschilds, H.J. Heinz, Noel Coward, Henry Miller, Ralph Pulitzer, in addition to being home to the Mayfair Yacht Club in the 1930's and even a speakeasy during Prohibition. The building installed new elevators in 2020 and the lobby was recently renovated. Pets are allowed with board approval.

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  • Interior
    3,000 Sq Ft.
  • Property Type
    Co-op Properties
  • Year Built
  • MLS/Listing ID


  • Balcony
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Space
  • Pre-War
  • Terrace
  • Gardens
  • Roof Deck
  • Southern Exposure
  • Western Exposure
  • Northern Exposure
  • Eastern Exposure
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Water View
  • City View
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