A New York City penthouse designed by Tadao Ando lists a price of $22 million

A New York City penthouse designed by Tadao Ando lists a price of $22 million

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A one-of-a-kind Lenox Hill unit designed by beloved Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando has hit the market.

Seeking apartment located at 150 E. 72nd St. Everything from the staircase to the beds, lockers, elevator call button and automatic sliding glass entry door were designed by Ando – to the tune of $22 million.

Tal Alexander of Official Real Estate holds the listing. The Wall Street Journal first reported news of the offering.

Ando, ​​81 — who also designed the Malibu home that Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently purchased — designed the purposefully modern Manhattan home to contrast with the 111-year-old building, its all-glass second-story wing completely distinct from the 12-story building. building. Pre-war story structure interface.

The newspaper noted that art dealer Kazuhito Yoshii, for whom Ando sculpted the unit, described the resulting juxtaposition as like “a grandfather holding a grandchild.”

Yoshi has occupied the three-bedroom residence since 2017.

A curving staircase leads up to the glass pavilion, and beyond is a sprawling expanse of paved roof terrace, including a domed kitchen skylight.

The main floor is a minimalist paradise, with all electrical outlets, light switches and door handles carefully hidden, and its untreated plasterboard walls create a seamless effect.

Overall, the property has just over 2,500 square feet of living space.

All electrical outlets and door handles are hidden.
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The apartment has an area of ​​approximately 2,500 square feet.
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A custom curved staircase leads to the second floor.
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One of three bedrooms.
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The look is quite elegant.
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The unit is located at 150 E 72nd Street
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Tadao Ando.
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The one-sentence listing simply describes the space as “Tadao Ando’s masterpiece in New York City.”

In 2015, Tadao debuted his design in New York for a quaint residential complex on Elizabeth Street located downtown.

Meanwhile, in California, Beyoncé and Jay-Z spent a record $200 million last May on the construction of Ando’s sprawling compound.

Despite its widespread praise, netizens have been vocal about their dislike of the Malibu mansion, with one critic on Twitter accusing it of having “all the charm of an empty Costco distribution center,” and another comparing it to a “prison,” The Post previously reported. mentioned.




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