Much like the portraits and still lifes for which internationally acclaimed Colombian artist Fernando Botero is known, the views from this spectacular condominium residence are outsize, generous, and bold. The home’s style, too, is impressive and ambitious, thanks to a high-contemporary design by architect Juan Montoya, a fellow Colombian and a fixture of Architectural Digest‘s estimable AD100 roster. For many years, Botero has lived and worked in the 22nd-floor residence, where vistas in nearly every room encompass Central Park and much of the Manhattan skyline. Fittingly, the home’s mirrored entryway serves as a striking true gallery space, offering a dramatic introduction to the distinctly modern home. In the spacious and sleekly stylish main living and dining area, a wall of south-facing windows offers an exciting and colorful outlook. Clad in chic stainless steel, the kitchen is thoughtfully outfitted and looks westward. Overlooking the park is the magnificent master suite, which includes a dazzling bath and a walk-in closet. The home’s second bedroom is also an inviting suite with wide-open views toward the north. Perhaps most significant is the expansive, light-drenched studio space, in which Botero produced many of his most significant works. With inspiring southerly views and an innate versatility, it could continue to serve as creative or gallery space but could easily be transformed into an auxiliary living area. The highly sought-after building, 900 Park Avenue, enjoys a prime position in the heart of the Upper East Side residential district, where condominiums are rare. It offers such services and amenities as a full-time doorman, attended elevators, a concierge, a bicycle room, laundry facilities, a fully equipped fitness center, and a garage.
$6,000,000 / 900 Park Avenue, Apt 22D/22E, New York, NY 10021