Inside a Penthouse in the Storied Puck Building

Beginning in the late 19th-century, an ornate Rundbogenstil building in the northwest corner of Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood served as home to a humor magazine called Puck, named for the mischievous, spirited sprite of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. The building adopted its own moniker from that publication, and thus, gilded mascots by sculptor Henry Baerer were erected on two of the Puck Building’s corners to serve as a reminder of its fun-loving namesake.

New York, New York  The Stein Team, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Amusement is certainly the order of the day in this remarkable bespoke penthouse, fittingly designed by Fox-Nahem Associates, whose work Architectural Digest has called “daring … full of color, art, and whimsy.” The hallmark—an enviable rarity in scope and scale—is its multilevel idyllic terrace, lushly landscaped and decked in ipe wood and limestone pavers.

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