PENTHOUSE E

Purchased as Cercone and Manheim’s personal pied-a-terre, this one bedroom duplex penthouse with views of the East River occupied the tower of a building opposite The U.N.

The floor plan of the former dentist’s office was reconfigured and its windows converted to French doors to allow access to two 500 sq. ft. terraces which the couple landscaped with wind resistant perennials and trees. Since Cercone and Manheim live in California and the year of construction was 1998, the entire renovation was performed long-distance, utilizing a copy of The New York City Yellow Pages and a wacky new gizmo called, “The Internet”.

FEATURES: One bedroom, 1 ½ baths; doorman building; private elevator and stairway to tower floor, private hall and entrance; 2 landscaped, irrigated terraces utilizing wind-resistant construction; full floor owner’s suite with spa tub and private terrace; great room with professional grade kitchen and fully furnished exterior dining/living room terrace; 360 degree views of the east River and surrounding skyline; ebonized parquet floor throughout.

The property sold, with multiple offers above its asking price, establishing a high price-point for its location.