$7.4M Upper East Side duplex has direct Central Park views and dramatic rear conservatory
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$7.4M Upper East Side duplex has direct Central Park views and dramatic rear conservatory

December 23, 2022

All photos courtesy of DDReps

Inside a quintessential Fifth Avenue co-op building, a remarkably renovated residence is for sale. Asking $7,400,000, this maisonette duplex at 953 Fifth Avenue has direct views of Central Park in the front and a unique climate-controlled conservatory and private terrace at the rear. The home takes up the first two floors of the building, which was built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1926 and contains just seven exclusive residences.

The home boasts a private elevator landing that opens onto the second floor and a nicely sized foyer. Through the foyer, you’ll find the expansive Central Park-facing living room, anchored by a fireplace with a marble mantle. Three casement windows bring in lots of natural light to the space.

Also on this level is the primary suite, which includes a sitting room, two baths, and a private bedroom. Through two French doors, a Juliet balcony overlooks the conservatory and garden below.

Accessed via a spiral staircase, the first floor features a cozy library/ den with built-ins, a luxurious fireplace, and views of the park. The formal dining room has hardwood flooring, a fireplace, and distinct window grilles that give the room a historic feel.

The modernized chef’s kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances and a Sub-Zero fridge. This room has direct access to the dramatic, climate-controlled conservatory, which is surrounded by a private garden terrace.

Located between 76th and 77th Streets, 953 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1926 by Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, an architect and housing reform advocate who wrote the six-volume compilation The Iconography of Manhattan Island. He also lived at the building with his wife. The building offers a full-time doorman and is pet-friendly.

[Listing details: 953 Fifth Avenue, #MAIS]

[At Compass by Bahar Tavakolian]


Photos courtesy of DDReps

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