It’s hard to be disappointed by an apartment at The Dakota, the famed, historic cooperative off Central Park West. This one, now on the market for $5.85 million, lives up to its elegant address with interior features the include carved mahogany doors, wood-burning fireplaces, tin ceilings and a mural painted in the master bathroom. The highly refined spread covers 2,700 square feet–spacious enough for at least one baby grand piano–and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The double mahogany front entrance doors open onto a formal square foyer, large enough for a baby grand piano. As the listing says, this apartment is dripping with “original Dakota details” from the mahogany and ash wood moldings, wood doors, shutter-framed windows and trim, hardwood floors and 12-foot ceilings.
Directly off the foyer is the living room, with a wood burning fireplace and an oversized window facing gorgeous Upper West Side townhouses. Through 10-foot-tall mahogany pocket doors you’ll find the stately library, with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace with a unique carved mantlepiece.
The long gallery leads to all three bedrooms, some of which have built-in shelving. Both of the extra bedrooms boast large windows facing the townhouses along West 73rd Street.
Off the gallery to the right is the master bedroom with an oversized window that overlooks the Dakota’s famed courtyard and double fountains. The room comes with a generous walk-in closet, plus an ensuite bathroom adorned with pastoral murals.
At the very end of the apartment, wing is the eat-in, windowed kitchen. The space, finished in tin ceilings, has a southern exposure also out to the building’s courtyard.
If you think it all makes for a very impressive apartment, that’s not all! The unit comes with a windowed studio downstairs complete with closet and ensuite bathroom. It’s ideal for a bonus artist studio, office, or guests quarters.
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Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side