by Bobby Fleet, The Chicago Times

July 9, 2021

NEW YORK — Michael Douglas lists New York City penthouse on the market for $21.5 million.

The penthouse apartment on Central Park West wraps around the north and south corners of The Kenilworth and spans the entire front side.  The structure, which dates from 1908, has a tranquil park view.

According to the listing with Sotheby’s International Realty, the interior was designed by Thierry Despont and renovated from 15 rooms to nine larger spaces.  Four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one half-bathroom are available.  The property has been updated for modern comforts and style in rooms like the sunny eat-in kitchen with an industrial range and double refrigerators, while retaining period details and high ceilings.

The gallery leads to a large living room flanked on one side by the formal dining room and on the other by a corner library with dark wood built-in bookshelves and a fireplace.  The dining room has a fireplace, and the spaces can be opened up to create a large, open entertaining area or closed off with mahogany pocket doors.

The primary bedroom suite is located on the home’s southeast side.  A private sitting area, a marble bath with dual vanities, a separate shower and soaking tub, and two dressing rooms are included.  One of the other bedrooms has its own bathroom, while the other two share a Jack and Jill bathroom.