Available to the public for first time, the expansive and private corner Penthouse 18/19A at 15 Central Park West is situated directly on Central Park at a perfect elevation allowing one to engage the park, appreciate the surrounding architecture, and enjoy the energy of the city. <br><br>The penthouse offers serene privacy and sits atop the House at Robert A. M. Stern's world renowned 15 Central Park West, the limestone new classical masterpiece known for its prestige, impeccable location, and timeless design. The classical floor plan carries on the traditions of the great apartment houses of yesteryear, with its suite of grandly proportioned public rooms and private floor of elegant bedroom suites. With exposures on three sides (East, South and West), Penthouse 18-19A is a 5,902 square foot duplex with an additional 1,071 square feet of outdoor living space throughout two park facing terraces, including one that wraps around nearly the entire 18th floor.<br><br>The apartment has an internal private elevator, a gas fireplace, individually zoned central ac/heat, custom closets plus motorized shades and awnings. Also included with the purchase of PH18/19A is a studio apartment/service suite in the Tower (with its own kitchenette, closet and bath), a wine cellar and two storage units. <br><br>The Eighteenth Floor <br><br>Enter through a brightly lit foyer that enjoys the light from the windowed reception room, a spacious closet and windowed powder room. A dramatic central gallery, anchored by a sweeping staircase serves as a gateway to the home's gracious spaces. The grand living room is park-facing with a large wrap terrace, corner exposure and gas fireplace. There is an adjacent study/library on the park and an expansive south and west-facing dining room. <br><br>The living room boasts four sets of large French doors leading to the park-facing terrace that add to the gracious ambience of this unique home. With multiple seating areas, the planted outdoor terrace is equipped with an irrigation system, lighting, speaker system and motorized awning. The outdoor space enjoys some of the very best views to be found of the park and provides a peaceful respite. The large formal dining room benefits from an additional entrance to the terrace, expanding the entertaining space to include a lovely outdoor sitting and dining area. <br><br>A door off the gallery subtly hides an expansive eat-in kitchen with a butler's pantry, large informal dining area and a staff room with en-suite bathroom. This professional quality kitchen comes fully equipped with a wet island, a large Thermador oven and range, additional oven and warming drawer, triple dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer with additional refrigerator and freezer drawers, two sinks and a wine refrigerator. A service entrance and elevator that serves the two floors of the penthouse are also found in this area. <br><br>The Nineteenth Floor <br><br>Encompassing the entire eastern exposure of the apartment overlooking Central Park, the master bedroom suite includes a large corner bedroom, a gracious park-facing sitting room and two full bathrooms, one with direct park views. Each of the two master bathrooms are complimented by dressing areas and walk-in closets. This sprawling private master suite opens onto a quiet balcony over Central Park which extends the length of the bedroom and sitting room. <br><br>The western side of this floor contains three additional grand bedroom suites, including a large corner bedroom. Each of these suites enjoys generous closet space and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, there is a fully outfitted laundry room on this floor. <br><br>The Building <br><br>15 Central Park West plays host to a collection of luxurious amenities for the exclusive use of its residents, including a private restaurant, a library, a screening room, billiard room, business center, a suite of entertaining rooms with adjacent expansive patio, pool, health club and private driveway/courtyard. There is a parking garage in the building that allows for completely private access into the property. The building is staffed by a team of white glove doormen, concierge and elevator attendants, as well as a building manager and a number of additional support staff.<br><br>Monthly CC for service suite 703: $795, monthly taxes for 703: $659.