For $12.9M, this palatial duplex co-op is an Upper East Side fairytale home overlooking Central Park
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For $12.9M, this palatial duplex co-op is an Upper East Side fairytale home overlooking Central Park

April 7, 2023

Photo credit: Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

This Upper East Side co-op at 955 Fifth Avenue is a two-level palace of an apartment, with 5,000 square feet of classic Manhattan luxury overlooking Central Park. Asking a princely $12,850,000, this dazzling pre-war residence is the result of a four-year designer-led renovation. Within are 13 rooms and five bedrooms, plus every contemporary convenience including central A/C, an intercom system, Lutron lighting controls and a Sonos sound system.

The main level starts with a suitably impressive reception room modeled after a 16th century Venetian palazzo, with Cararra marble floors below, a custom-designed Lindsey Adelman chandelier 20 feet above, and walls of Venetian plaster. Throughout the home are original extra-wide plank oak floors.

A double-width living room offers direct Central Park vistas. The room is anchored from within by a wood-burning fireplace with a custom carved mantle.

A formal dining room features antiqued mirror walls. Pocket doors reveal a marble serving bar enhanced by nickel and custom millwork.

In the kitchen, the chef will have use of an eight-burner Viking range with dual ovens, a SubZero refrigerator and wine fridge and a Miele dishwasher topped by book-matched granite stone countertops. Behind the kitchen is a small staff room/office with en-suite bath, and a windowed butler’s pantry with wine storage and a washer/dryer

Off the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room with a built-in white leather banquette with room for eight. Also here is a convenient desk area.

Up a sculptural custom staircase with a dipped nickel banister, the second floor is comprised of two wings separated by a central reception area for extra privacy. A cozy library features a wood-burning fireplace, quilted leather walls and direct Central Park views.

The home’s primary suite is the picture of luxury you’d expect, park views included. The bedroom features a huge dressing room with custom closets. A marble-clad bath is anchored by a deep soaking tub.

The opposite wing offers three additional large bedrooms, each with its own bath. This wing also has its own laundry facilities and storage rooms.

The Rosario Candela-designed co-op at 955 Fifth Avenue is pet-friendly and offers residents a full-time door staff, and a resident manager. The building also has a new gym with pilates equipment and a planted roof garden with dazzling park and city views.

[Listing details: 955 Fifth Avenue, #45A  at CityRealty]

[At Sotheby’s International Realty by Nikki Field]

Photo credit: Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

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