If you’re shopping for a penthouse downtown and are put off by the vertigo-inducing overuse of glass walls, here’s the perfect solution. It’s formal and traditional and even cozy—or as cozy as a 4,668 square foot condo can be.
It’s in the Residences of the Ritz, the building next to the hotel which is a little more prized than the ones in the hotel itself (quieter, no tourists wandering through the lobby) and it’s been beautifully decorated by Sally Trout, one of the town’s leading interior designers. You’ll find four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, four terraces, views from practically all the rooms, and a very cool saltwater aquarium to greet you as you get off the private elevator.
Other features include a two-car garage in the basement, a separate walk-in storeroom, room service from the hotel, a gas fireplace, concierge and all sorts of luxury finishes.
There’s an amenity level on the third floor with a private theater, fitness and massage facilities, a pool and sauna, and they even give residents a free continental breakfast each morning—provided they’re up to date with their $3,919 monthly HOA fee, of course.
35 Watergate Drive, #1803, is priced at $5,975,000. For more info call Joan Dickinson of Michael Saunders at (941) 914-0496.