Cantilevered on top of the world: this is the first viewable full floor 6, 400sf penthouse at iconic 56 Leonard Street to be made available, and in a word it is simply....breathtaking. Aside from the distinctive, bold Pritzker-prize-winning Herzog & de Meuron architecture, this home is both awe-inspiring and gracious. A private key-locked elevator opens into an elegant foyer: immediately you are struck by the ceiling heights that soar 14 feet throughout the apartment. Enter the expansive living room to be seduced by enthralling views to the North, South and West through walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. This room with its wood-burning fireplace and sunset (south)-facing terrace is perfectly scaled for entertaining on a lavish scale, with an area ideally suited for a study. Around the corner is a separate area for formal dining with views towards the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. An enormous kitchen with a breakfast conservatory is custom crafted with the best cabinetry and Miele appliances, perfectly scaled for formal entertaining. It is possible to enclose the kitchen if desired. All these rooms lead out onto the most important terrace in New York City that hovers over its sparkling lights like a helicopter, over 1, 000sf in size.A separated wing leads to the bedrooms. The lavish East, North and South-facing Master Suite comprises a huge bedroom that easily combines a sleeping and lounging area leading onto the terrace. The adjoining bathroom has been custom designed to the most exacting standards with a free-standing tub that allows you to soak and dream high above the city. Three enormous walk-in closets allow for ample storage and an adjoining study/workout room complete the picture. Three additional bedroom suites with a third balcony, a powder room and laundry complete the layout. Multi-zoned 4-pipe discretely ducted central heating and cooling that is usable year round, and Appalachian solid White Oak flooring feature throughout the residence.The full service condominium building features 17, 000sf of amenities including a gym, swimming pool, media room, private dining room and catering kitchen, a live-in super, and parking options. Never before has a Downtown property of this caliber been offered that combines single-floor living over 6, 000sf, multiple terraces, un-obstructed views, exceptional ceiling height, with a fireplace, all in a top-notch full service building with A-grade amenities. This penthouse exists in a class entirely on its own.