SOURCE: The Centurion

The Centurion

February 09, 2012 10:59 ET

Latest Sale Nears $2,700psf and Marks 70 Percent Sold Milestone at The Centurion Condominium Designed by Pei Partnership Architects With I.M. Pei

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - As well-heeled buyers are increasingly searching for larger residences in Manhattan, The Centurion® luxury condominium reaches 70 percent sold, with its latest sale closing at nearly $2,700 per square foot. Located at 33 West 56th Street off Fifth Avenue, the building is the world's first residential condominium designed by Pei Partnership Architects with Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei.

"The Centurion is like collectible real estate; it's truly a piece of art by one of the world's greatest living architects," said Thomas Guss, president of New York Residence, Inc., the exclusive sales and marketing agency for The Centurion. "Current prices at the Centurion are very attractive compared to other new buildings in this exclusive area."

The latest sale in the building, for $5.39 million, is a 2,016-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bath home on the 15th floor, with panoramic views and a dining area featuring an 18-foot ceiling and double-height windows.

Refined and serene, The Centurion contains 48 one- to four-bedroom residences. Only 15 remain, priced from $2.5 million.

Unique floor plans maximize the openness of living areas, and large insulating windows allow homeowners to enjoy city views with complete tranquility and plenty of light.

The exterior of The Centurion is fully clad in hand-set French "Chamesson" limestone quarried from the same region as the limestone that forms the façade of The Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan and the interior of The Pyramid at the Louvre museum, both designed by I.M. Pei. The 19-story Centurion features a stepped profile with a succession of cascading terraces. A symmetrical arrangement of five double-height windows completes the building's south-facing façade.

Upon entering the lobby, a tranquil outdoor water garden is visible through a glass wall. The garden's fountain cascades water into a reflection pool year-round. The lobby is finished with limestone, rich leathers and specially commissioned artwork by New York artist Alex Katz. The Centurion offers a private exercise facility, 24-hour attended garage, 24-hour doorman concierge, resident superintendent and storage units for purchase. For more information call 212-888-5633 or visit www.centurioncondo.com.

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