I visited a $22 million, 3-floor 'sky mansion' steps from NYC's Hudson Yards, and found it had a selling point that set it apart from luxury penthouses nearly 4 times the price

Katie Warren/Business InsiderThe triplex penthouse has a private pool.
  • The Soori High Line is 31-unit boutique residential building in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan, just steps from Hudson Yards.
  • I toured the building’s $US22.5 million penthouse, which spans three floors and includes a private rooftop saltwater pool.
  • The 25-foot rooftop pool was the standout feature of the home, setting it apart from other multimillion-dollar penthouses I’ve seen.
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On a recent spring morning, I headed over to Chelsea, an affluent Manhattan neighbourhood just south of Hudson Yards, the city’s new $US25 billion megadevelopment.

I was there to tour the penthouse in the Soori High Line, a 31-unit boutique residential building with architecture, interiors, and landscaping by SCDA Architects.

The penthouse, which just went on the market for $US22.5 million, spans three floors and includes a private heated rooftop pool. The unit is listed by James Morgan of Compass.

I took a tour of the luxurious apartment with Anna Kwon of SCDA, who described the penthouse as a “sky mansion.”

Here’s what it looks like inside.


The Soori High Line is a 31-unit boutique residential building in Chelsea, just steps from the High Line, Manhattan’s elevated public park built on a historic rail line. Soori says it offers “crafted luxury with the pleasures inspired by a destination resort.”

Katie Warren/Business InsiderSoori High Line seen from the High Line.

Source: Compass, The High Line, Soori High Line


Upon entering the Soori High Line, I actually did feel as if I’d walked into an oasis hidden from the city. It was quiet, and the design was sleek and neutral.

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Source: Compass


We peeked into the massage room, one of the building’s many hotel-like amenities. It also has a yoga and Pilates studio and a 24-hour door attendant.

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Source: Compass


There’s also a fitness center complete with a Peloton bike, which costs about $US2,000.

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Source: Compass, Business Insider


Anna Kwon of SCDA Architects, the company behind Soori High Line, took us up to the ninth floor in the elevator, which opened into a private vestibule. We stepped into the $US22.5 million triplex penthouse, which Kwon referred to as a “sky mansion.”

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Source: Compass


The condo’s main balcony offers a view of the Empire State Building.

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Source: Compass


It was a chilly morning when I visited the penthouse, but I could see how the spacious balcony would be an ideal spot for al fresco summer dining and parties.

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Source: Compass


Soori High Line’s interiors, architecture, and landscaping were all done by SCDA, a global design firm.

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Source: Compass


The great room flows seamlessly into a dining area …

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Source: Compass


… and into the kitchen, which includes multiple ovens, an integrated wine cooler, and Miele appliances. Floating walls can partially close to create more separation between the two rooms.

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Source: Compass


The living areas throughout the 4,510-square-foot penthouse all have limestone radiant-heat flooring.

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Source: Compass


After peeking into a downstairs bedroom set up as a home office …

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Source: Compass


… we headed up to the 10th floor.

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Source: Compass


A hallway overlooked the double-height great room.

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Source: Compass


The master bedroom has a private terrace and a dressing room with integrated lighting and shelving.

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Source: Compass


The bedroom is spacious enough to include a large sectional against one wall. It’s tricky to tell in the photos, but what appears to be a mirror behind the sofa is actually mirrored glass that overlooks the living room. From the living room, it appears opaque, to maintain privacy in the bedroom.

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Source: Compass


The master bathroom, with perlado beige marble walls and marble radiant-heat flooring, has a freestanding bathtub and custom-designed vanities.

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Source: Compass


One of the bedrooms was set up as a children’s playroom, while another had its own terrace. In total, the penthouse comes with 1,719 square feet of private terraces.

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Source: Compass


The residence has 5 1/2 bathrooms: en suite in each bedroom, and an additional half-bathroom downstairs off the great room.

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Source: Compass


But everything I saw in the apartment itself just seemed like a warm-up to its real selling point: the rooftop terrace, which has a 25-foot heated saltwater pool.

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Source: Compass


The private pool alone made this penthouse stand out from other multimillion-dollar penthouses and apartments I’ve seen.

SCDA

Source: Compass


From the rooftop, you can also see the soaring new Hudson Yards towers to the north …

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Source: Compass


… and the Hudson River to the West.

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Source: Compass


I’ve always thought that in a city as crowded as New York, privacy is one of the ultimate luxuries — especially private outdoor space.

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Over the past few months, I’ve written about an $US82 million penthouse overlooking Central Park and an $US85 million apartment in Hell’s Kitchen.

While both (judging from the photos) offered luxurious and exclusive experiences to their owners, the apartments – and their significantly higher price tags – simply couldn’t compete with the Soori’s private pool.

Source: Compass

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