Azure Penthouses Receive Makeovers, Listed Separately Again

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times
October 20, 2013 Last Updated: October 20, 2013

Penthouses A and B at Azure on the Upper East Side received makeovers by award-winning interior designers James Rixner and Bjorn Bjornsson in collaboration with GCT Marketing. The goal was to deliver their buyers a turnkey property.

“This collaboration is something that sets the penthouses at Azure apart from others,” stated Douglas MacLaury, senior vice president of real estate development at The Mattone Group. “This effort is consistent with our entire development philosophy.”

“We have been able to construct customized four-bedroom residences for our purchasers in record time,” MacLaury stated. “With Bjorn and James, we are providing our purchasers the opportunity to use world-class designers to customize the interior design of their residences as well.”

Azure, co-developed by The DeMatteis Organization and the Mattone Group, is 34 floors on East 91st Street and First Avenue. The two penthouses have never been sold, and were originally put on the market as separate units. Last year, the units were listed together, with an asking price of $13 million, and now they’re available as separate units again.

Penthouse A is 2,620 square feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with a 390-square-foot, southwest facing terrace, envisioned by Rixner to be a “bold yet welcoming villa in the sky.”

Penthouse B is 2,688 square feet with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a 291-square-foot terrace. Designer Bjornsson drew inspiration from the views of the George Washington Bridge, Yankee Stadium, East River, and RFK Bridge to furnish the interiors.

“We were eager to work with this team since they understand our vision and what today’s buyer is looking for. What’s more: both designers are offering turnkey interior design solutions,” stated John Caiazzo, vice president of real estate development for The DeMatteis Organizations.

Azure is currently 80 percent sold, with the remaining properties all in the Tower Residences on floors 21-34.