The vast lounge on the city's Upper West Side is 24 feet high and boasts breathtaking views over the city's American Museum of Natural History and Central Park.
Floor-to-ceiling Corinthian columns give the feeling of being in a museum, castle, or giant public library and draw the eye upwards toward a magnificent Miro-style mural in Venetian plaster.
Treasure trove: The luxurious upper West Side living room is filled with desirable and expensive objects
Fairytale lifestyle: Incredible views over Central Park are highlighted by gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant cream-coloured walls and furnishings
Art lovers: The Miro-style ceiling is complemented by eclectic pieces of art including works by Cuban master Emilio Sanchez
On one wall is a vast, working stone fireplace built in the 17th-century on the Iberian Peninsula and at one end of the vast room are a wooden table and chair set by George Nakashimi, arguably the top woodworking artisan of the 20th century.
The room is not just a gallery of elegant items, however, but looks lived-in, with children's plastic toys scattered in a corner.
Perfect setting: The American Museum of Natural History can be seen from the spacious room, which is half as long as a basketball court
Height of taste: Floor-to-ceiling Corinthian columns give the feeling of being in a museum, castle, or giant public library and draw the eye upwards toward the magnificent mural in Venetian plaster
Living the high life: Stunning views offered from the $20million building
The female owner, who purchased the home in 1997 and works in philanthropy and finance, said: 'As soon as I walked in and saw this room, I said, "I’ll take it".
'I saw 130 apartments. I needed someplace for art. Here, it was the light, space and flexibility. I just thought this room could be anything. That’s what makes it so special: If you have imagination, this room can be anything you want it to be.'
Home is where the art is: Photographs and paintings line the walls of the impressive corridor
To sleep, perchance to dream: The kind of bedroom most of us can only dream about
Let it sink in: Bathroom is beautifully presented, and brimming with artworks, like much of the apartment
Photographs of happy moments line the low-slung shelf below the wall of windows, restored four years ago by specialists who work on historic spaces.
Turn to the gigantic steel-cased windows of the room - which is half as long as a basketball court - and you can gaze at the vibrant sights of a mucch-loved city.
But it may be hard to tear your eyes away from a room with this much charisma.
The rest of the home is equally stunning, with impressive corridors, a bright bathroom and daring, bright red study.
Red alert: Huge couch and book case in bright scarlet make a bold statement
Bold: The cream carpet is the only neutral color in this striking study