Stunning only begins to describe this elegant prewar duplex in one of the most sought after cooperative buildings on Park Avenue. Exceptional light, oversized rooms, soaring ceilings, exquisite inlaid wood floors, and original architectural detail, are a few of the abundant details one experiences as they enter this impeccably maintained 10 room duplex.
A tastefully decorated elevator landing leads to the foyer entrance which opens to an extra-large 32 foot long drawing room. All of the major rooms flow from this dramatic space, and the beauty of the inlaid wood floors throughout become immediately apparent beginning here. The drawing room features a wood burning marble fireplace enhanced by a classic mantel. The wainscoting, crown molding, and wall sconces complete the picture of this lovely environment. The drawing room flows into a magnificent and spacious living room. The expanse and combination of the two rooms is nothing short of spectacular. Entering the living room the impact of the floor to ceiling French windows with Juliet balconies is immediate and breathtaking. The decorative marble fireplace with original mantel adds to the gorgeous ambiance. The beautifully preserved crown molding is evidenced by the exquisite detail of its floral motif. A grand and handsome formal dining room maintains both the architectural detail and wall of original windows creating the ideal surroundings for splendid entertaining. A huge windowed chef's kitchen offers a wet bar, butler's pantry, and granite counters complimented with a custom style tile back splash. Double Thermador ovens, dual Bosch dishwashers, Viking stove top and Subzero refrigerator - all make cooking a delightful experience. The kitchen space continues to a sunny eat-in breakfast room with banquette and counter bar. A light filled south facing den has custom built-in cabinetry with desk. Adjacent to this room is a windowed full bath. The maid's/laundry room with washer and dryer includes cabinet storage.
The grand scale of this home continues with a splendid extra wide quarter sawn white oak curved staircase leading to 4 bedrooms. The North West corner master suite offers a wall of custom built-in closets, plus 2 additional closets, and fabulous light from two exposures. A marble bathroom with separate shower and bath, and double sink is the finishing touch to this most appealing master suite. There are 3 additional over-sized bedrooms with generous closet space and excellent light. There is a windowed bathroom with the original preserved tub and separate shower. The bedroom floor has adequate space for an additional bath. Each floor has its own central air conditioning system. Situated between the Carlyle Hotel and the Whitney Museum this extraordinary apartment in mint condition provides the ultimate in city living. There is a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser.
This beautiful neo-Georgian style cooperative was built in 1912 by George and Edward Blum. The building's beauty is apparent through its detailing and the recessed lobby entrance that adds to its distinctive look. There are full time doormen, basement private storage and bike room. The building is highly regarded and considered as one of Park Avenue's premier addresses. Co-exclusive.