A few short steps from Central Park, the exalted habitat on New York’s Upper West Side bestows a cool and cultivated contemporary cocoon of comfort amid the pulsating high-voltage excitement of Manhattan. Masterminded by the renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf to set a glamorous stage for world-class entertaining and yet at the same time afford an oasis of sublime serenity for the owners, the dazzling loft-like duplex boasts one of the most panoramic and spectacular garden terraces in the entire city. Selldorf styled the voluminous interiors to capture the sensational views to the north, east, and west, and to pre-sent them in all their glory from striking double-height ceilings. The sun-filled living room is the celestial centerpiece, a soaring space orchestrated with dramatic window walls and a sleek fireplace. Towering glass continues into the dining room, even enlivening the kitchen. A library and trio of dreamy bedroom realms each reflect the architect’s distinctive signature—a signature just made for Manhattan. Built in 1898 the historic building was masterfully transformed by a 2003 condominium conversion into Liberty-Athena Lofts, one of Manhattan’s most prized residential addresses. A full-time doorman, keyed elevator, concierge, valet, security, and guard-gated drive through a porte cochere are among the amenities. Embracing two expansive levels with some 4,000 square feet of interior space and 1,500 square feet of terrace, the estate-in-the-sky captures the city’s cosmopolitan spirit to perfection in pristine clean lines and all-out drama.