$12M Duplex Designed by Robert Couturier Brings a Bit of Versailles to the Upper East Side

Posted On Fri, March 27, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, March 27, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Upper East Side

There’s a beautiful four-bedroom duplex available at 953 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, asking $12 million. The Robert Couturier-designed apartment seamlessly incorporates classic and contemporary styles while offering great views of the park. And it all starts with a private elevator entrance and a foyer with beautiful wood floor details.

Robert Couturier, 953 Fifth Avenue

Off the foyer there’s a windowed living room looking out over Central Park. The next room is a library with a gas fireplace made of 18th-century antique chestnut panels from Versailles that travel from the wall to the ceiling. The lower level also features a large bay-windowed dining room that can easily accommodate ten guests, as well as a high-end eat-in kitchen with a butler’s pantry.

Robert Couturier, 953 Fifth Avenue

On the second level, the master bedroom features a gas fireplace, walk-in closet, two en suite baths, and open views of the park. There are also three other bedrooms and a nursery on this floor.

Robert Couturier, 953 Fifth Avenue

Robert Couturier, 953 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1926, 953 Fifth Avenue is a 14-story building with only seven units. The exclusive residence offers a doorman, concierge, full-time elevator operator, and private storage bins.

[RELATED: Designer Robert Couturier’s Midtown Apartment Could Double as a Modern Art Museum]

[Listing: 953 Fifth Avenue, #3/4 by the Leonel Piraino Team of Douglas Elliman]

[Via Cityrealty]

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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