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Clock-tower penthouse
Clock-tower penthouse | Photo courtesy of Frank Castelluccio, The Corcoran Group

Clock-tower penthouse

  • Brooklyn, New York
  • $18 million

What would be the perfect home for someone who always wants to know what time it is?

The ultra-modern, three-story penthouse sits in the converted clock tower of an early 20th-century box factory, says Frank Castelluccio, associate broker with The Corcoran Group.

Situated on the 16th, 17th and 18th floors, with picture windows and glass clock faces on all four sides, the tower penthouse gives 360-degree views of New York, he says.

The lower level has one open area with living and dining spaces and sleek kitchen, amid 14-foot glass clocks, 16-foot ceilings, skylights, a wraparound staircase and white oak floors -- centered on a soaring 50-foot cupola.

The penthouse has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, and the master bath has a freestanding pedestal tub, heated stone floors and a view of the Statue of Liberty, he says.

The third level is another open space that could be used as an office or gym, Castelluccio says. A glass elevator serves all three levels. A rooftop retreat is set up as a Zen meditation spot, he says.

An added bonus: The clocks are now controlled electronically -- and the new owner gets to set the time, says Castelluccio.


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