Property of the Week – Gleaming Solarium Brightens West End Penthouse

 465 West End – Gleaming Solarium Brightens West End Penthouse 


There’s no question that penthouse properties, with their breathtaking views and spacious terraces, are “top-of-the-list” for many. But few penthouses do as much with these advantages as this practically river-front West End gem. 

The indisputable focal point here is this stunning solarium. It’s described as a dining room or second bedroom, but it could be for anything. All the splendor of the al fresco experience is here, but with all the refinements and comforts of the indoors. Fittingly, this airy solarium occupies a central place in the floorplan. 

Dining Room/ 465 West End Avenue PH
Dining Room/ 465 West End Avenue PH/ Image Credit: Compass//Martin Eiden Team

Towards one side of the solarium and its adjacent gallery lies the bedroom and master bathroom. Copious picture windows strike a perfect balance between openness and privacy. 

Master Bedroom/ 465 West End Avenue PH/
Master Bedroom/ 465 West End Avenue PH/ Image Credit: Compass//Martin Eiden Team

At the other side, a kitchen and living area form the more public spaces of the home. The U-shaped countertops, wrapping around a generous box window, maximize working area and storage and visually separate the space. The living room opens with patio doors onto the spacious terrace, which extends the home in each direction with views of Manhattan. 

Kitchen/ 465 West End Avenue PH
Kitchen/ 465 West End Avenue PH/ Image Credit: Compass//Martin Eiden Team

Everything about this penthouse feels charming with no hint of gaudiness. It has much to do with the Italian Renaissance inspiration, the tastefully classic choices such as white subway-tiled bathrooms and tray ceilings, and contemporary dark flooring. 

You’ll find this penthouse at the top of a 12-story co-op designed by D. Everett Waid (of Metropolitan Life North Building fame), nestled amidst the shopping, dining, and transit attractions of West End. 

MB Wang
MB Wang
MB is a designer, educator, and all-around maker. She has contributed to major exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, where she helped thousands of people learn design and fabrication techniques. She now designs and writes independently and is renovating a Chicago bungalow.

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