88 Central Park West - $10,500,000
PARK FRONT CLASSIC-9 ON CPW
With 50-feet fronting Central Park, this grand 9-room home offers a gracious layout accentuated by magnificent prewar architectural details. A private elevator landing opens onto a 16-foot gallery, providing an impressive introduction to the home. A 31-foot entertaining expanse features oversized picture windows capturing a breath-taking expanse of Central Park. The 19-foot formal dining room may be accessed off the gallery, as well as the living room. Adjacent, there is a vast kitchen with a pantry, ample storage, custom-cabinetry, a washer/dryer and a large breakfast room overlooking Central Park. There are also two staff rooms off the kitchen, one is oversized and currently used as a study. The master bedroom faces the Park and has two large walk-in closets. There are two additional spacious bedrooms, each with a private hall and ample closet space. A vision of Old World elegance, the apartment features soaring ceilings, tall doorways, traditional moldings, and perfectly preserved original hardwood flooring throughout.
When Clive Davis was in residence during the 1960's, 70's and 80's, Janice Joplin, Neil Diamond and many others were often entertained in the apartment. The current resident has hosted regular Sunday Salons with senators, congresswomen and congressmen, including Cong Shelley Berkeley, Gabriella Giffords and Senator Chuck Schumer with a gathering of 60 or so guests seated in the living room. There have also been musicales featuring singers from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera and the Gotham Chamber Opera Companies held in this residence.
Built in 1910, this 12-story beige-brick apartment house with a three-story rusticated limestone base was designed by renowned architects Schwartz & Gross with French and Italian architectural influences. This distinguished co-op offers residents the highest levels of service and privacy. There is a full-time doorman, concierge, and private storage facilities.
Tax deduction: 48%
Last updated: 5/18/2013
Building Type: Elevator
Attended lobby: Yes