820 Park Avenue - $22,975,000
Seventeen into fourteen rooms in one of the Upper Eastside's most prestigious white glove co-operatives on Park Avenue, this baronial and sun-drenched prewar duplex features some of the most spectacular formal entertainment space in New York. Beautifully proportioned, this pristine home has 90 feet of frontage on Park Avenue on each floor plus an abundance of original prewar details. All mechanical elements of the apartment have been fully modernized including central and through-the-wall air conditioning.
The private elevator landing opens to the massive 26 foot long entrance gallery with marble flooring. There is a lovely powder room and a large coat room. At the end of the gallery sits a palatial 36' by 21.5' corner living room which faces south and east with three huge windows, picturesque city views and a wood burning fireplace. There is an adjacent wood paneled library which faces east with beautiful custom built-ins. Also off the gallery is the enormous formal dining room which faces east and affords an elegant space for gatherings. The windowed gourmet kitchen has been meticulously renovated and is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including two Sub-Zero refrigerators, Garland double oven and six burner range with griddle, Thermador double oven and Miele dishwasher. There is also a large pantry with a second sink, additional dishwasher, icemaker, warming drawers and excellent storage. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sun filled oversized den/informal dining room with custom built-ins. There is also a separate laundry room with side-by-side Miele washer/dryer. A bedroom with an en-suite windowed bathroom completes this floor.
A glamorous circular staircase leads upstairs to the private quarters. The extraordinary master bedroom suite faces east onto Park Avenue. The en-suite luxurious renovated master bathroom is finished in marble with French polished mahogany doors and includes two sinks, a walk-in steam shower, a soaking bathtub and a concealed water closet with toilet and bidet. There are two huge dressing rooms, a walk-in closet, additional built-in storage and a safe. Adjacent to the master suite is a windowed home office, bar area with a mini refrigerator/freezer and a soundproof media/entertainment room with a built-in projection screen, concealed speakers, an additional television and a fully integrated audio/video system. There is a separate bedroom wing with three additional bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and incredible closets/dressing rooms. Additionally there is a dark room/office and four hallway closets. This home is the perfect combination of 1920's master craftsmanship and the amenities of today.
This exquisite, prewar co-operative was built in 1926 and designed by Harry Allan Jacobs. Two storage bins are included with the sale and there is a 3% flip tax paid by the purchaser.
Tax deduction: 30%
Last updated: 3/4/2014
Woodburning fireplaces: 1
Air conditioning: Yes
Building Type: Elevator
Attended lobby: Yes