447 West 18th Street – Apartment #PH9B. Listing by Sophie P. Ravet of Brown Harris Stevens.
The Chelsea Modern building stands out in its neighborhood with its bold, rippling glass exterior. Its pattern of clear and blue tinted windows with built-in blinds makes the building look as sleek on the inside as it does on the outside. Completed in 2009, it is not only visually striking, but offers up-to-date features and amenities.
Apartment PH9B, featured here, has a Nest smart thermostat system with six zones for customized climate control and a Sonos sound system that lets you enjoy your tunes in every room. This penthouse apartment comes with not one, but two private outdoor terraces large enough for entertaining, thoughtfully equipped with automated irrigation and lighting as well as an outdoor glass-screened firepit and a fountain.
Indoors, there are three full bathrooms and three bedrooms in a split plan that ensures privacy for each bedroom. Each bathroom is outfitted with large mirrors and contemporary fixtures. Warm teak-toned cabinetry and surfaces complement the cooler blue and gray neutrals of the other rooms.
We’re particularly impressed with the open kitchen in this unit. It utilizes a galley layout that maximizes efficiency but also leverages the open space to provide spacious work surfaces and a generous six-burner Viking cooktop with room to spare. With a SubZero fridge, Miele dishwasher and Marvel wine cooler, this kitchen seems to have all the high-end, no-nonsense appliances appropriate for serious cooking. There’s cold storage provided in the building’s package room, too, so one can look forward to working with the finest and freshest ingredients.
Chelsea Modern is located in the heart of New York’s art scene, just a block or two away from the waterfront and the famous High Line park.