Ultraluxe Central Park Tower Residence Shows Off Rarely Seen Interiors
By: Ameena Walker
The world’s tallest residential building, Central Park Tower, has unveiled an ultraluxe residence with interiors by AD100 designer Bryan Brown. Residence 113 occupies the entirety of the 1,550-foot-tall building’s 113th floor and is a dazzling 7,074-square-foot home with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one half bathroom. Like other condominiums at the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture-designed supertall tower, Residence 113 offers unrivaled
360-degree views that span from Central Park to the Hudson and East Rivers and encompass the entirety of the New York City skyline.
The condominium is part of the building’s collection of “Simplex Residences” on floors 110 through 125. The foyer enters into a reception room, where there is an adjacent library and a gallery to the left that leads into the sitting room. The living room, or Grand Salon, is outfitted with broad columns, soaring ceilings, and wall-encompassing windows with three exposures. A nearby open dining area can easily accommodate more than a dozen guests, and the eat-in kitchen provides additional dining space, as well as custom cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes and appliances by Miele. The primary bedroom suite includes an expansive en suite with a large dressing room; a deep soaking tub; dual sinks, toilets, and showers; and even dual walk-in closets.
For this particular home, Bryan Brown opted for subtle color palettes and textures that contrast with the striking skyline and city lights. Using silky fabrics and warm tones, Brown creates a space that exudes comfort and relaxation without compromising elegance.
“I was inspired by all four views in the apartment,” Brown said. “The Grand Salon, with its three exposures, offers a different experience at each time of the day. Given that the space is mostly glass walls, I also wanted to bring natural materials into the space so that it has a connection to nature.” To do this, Brown incorporated oak into the walls to break up the texture of the standard painted wall. “It’s a material you can touch and feel; it connects you with nature,” he explains.
In the primary bedroom, white tones and pale oak floors frame the views to the south and east. “The sunset views really illuminate the room, and the lights from Midtown are constantly changing at night,” Brown said. “Therefore, we chose a white palette to allow for these color changes to be seen.”
As for the amenities, developers Extell Development Company and Shanghai Municipal Investment Corp. spared no expense. The building provides residents with nearly 50,000 square feet of amenities and services, collectively known as the “Central Park Club.” The 14th floor is home to the “Club Lounge,” which includes a children’s playroom, a billiards table, a private screening room, a conference room, and a business center. Additionally, there is a 60-foot outdoor pool and a terrace with cabanas, grilling stations, a screening wall, and a bar. The fitness center occupies the 16th floor, offering an indoor pool, a squash/half basketball court, a spa, and saunas. Located over 1,000 feet in the air on the building’s 100th floor is the highest private club found in any residential building. This portion of the “Central Park Club” boasts a ballroom, full-service kitchen, wine and cigar lounges, a bar, and sweeping views of the skyline.
For a truly unique experience, Central Park Tower has tapped celebrity event planner Colin Cowie to offer residents exclusive lifestyle and event planning. Cowie oversees a five-star guest chef program that features menus from renowned chefs in the dining room and bar at the Central Park Club. Prices for Cowie’s à la carte planning and coordinating services are available to residents upon request.
Residence 113 is preparing to hit the market for a yet-to-be-disclosed asking price. A similar residence on the 123rd floor is currently seeking $65.75 million.