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The two-bedroom duplex owned by late designer Kenneth Jay Lane, best remembered for creating sought-after costume jewelry, hit the market for $3.2 million. The apartment, located at 23 Park Avenue in the James H. and Cornelia V. Robb House, was designed by legendary architect Stanford White. Constructed in 1891, the mansion boasts a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palazzo style. The co-op, where Lane passed away in 2007 at age 85, sits on the second and third floors of the landmarked building, as the New York Post reported.
Every part of this duplex screams elegance, from the soaring 15-foot ceilings to the ornate plaster moldings. The living room features a spectacular white and black marble fireplace, oversized windows and a terrace that overlooks Park Avenue.
Also facing Park Avenue, the master suite has 12-foot high ceilings, an original fireplace and a large, storage-abundant bathroom. A second bedroom, with its own full bathroom, is located across the landing.
The listing describes Lane as a “constant society figure” who frequently entertained and “hosted the likes of countless recognizable names.”
[Via NY Post]
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