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  • Karen Cakebread

New York City

When creating the lobby and the residential interiors at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown Manhattan, the New York–based designer Tony Ingrao relied on a crystal-clear concept: “We used as many surfaces as possible that would play with light reflection—an homage,” he says, “to a crystal company that has been reflecting light for 250 years.” Naturally, each of the Baccarat tower’s 60 residences (model designed by Stephen Sills) boasts a Baccarat chandelier in the foyer and handles inlaid with Baccarat crystal on the ziricote wood entry doors. It was a challenge, Ingrao says, “given the constraints of [the tower’s] central elevator core, to still create grand spaces in a contemporary structure.” Floor-to-ceiling windows help to enhance the sense of an expansive maison in the clouds, as do ceiling heights of 14 feet on some floors and 20 feet in the penthouse. In addition to spectacular views, owners enjoy 24-hour concierge service and priority reservations at the hotel’s restaurant, as well as access to its 10,000-square-foot La Mer spa and 55-foot-long crystalline swimming pool. —Jorge S. Arango


SETTING: On the top 32 floors of the 50-story Baccarat tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, on West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
HOMES: The 60 residences offer from one to four bedrooms and include four full-floor condos and a five-bedroom duplex penthouse with a terrace
PRICE: From $5.15 million to $60 million
INQUIRIES: Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, 212.765.5300,

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