Photo credit: Tim Waltman
Situated a block from Central Park, this four-bedroom condo at the aptly-named Gatsby at 65 East 96th Street is a design vision at every turn. Asking $4 million, it’s the epitome of classic pre-war style, offering not just four bedrooms and three and a half baths, but also a spacious separate living room, dining room, library, a home office, and formal entry foyer. According to Mansion Global, this sprawling combination of two adjacent units is currently owned by designers Gina and James de Givenchy. The latter is the nephew of Hubert de Givenchy, who founded the fashion house that bears his name.
From its delicious use of color to the gracious layout of its rooms, this intelligently-combined residence has every design and livability detail covered, framed by hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, crown moldings, and custom built-ins.
This is first evident upon entering through the formal foyer, which holds two spacious closets. The foyer opens into a living room over 25 feet long, framed by beamed ceilings and bittersweet chocolate walls that complement the home’s dark-stained floors.
On one side of the living room, a separate dining room has space for guests galore. On the other side, a chic and cozy library is lined with bespoke bookshelves. Between them, a sprawling kitchen with rustic-tiled flooring features custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances including a full-height wine fridge. The space is anchored by a dining and prep island.
Away from it all at one end of the home is the large and lovely primary bedroom suite. On one side is a wall of closets. On the other is a charming sitting area painted in sophisticated shades of grey and blue. The en-suite bath is a surprise oasis, lined with eye-popping penny tiles. Also at this end is a small second bedroom with a half-bath.
All the way on the other end of the apartment–perfect for privacy–are two more large bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. Off the hallway are another full bath and a full-sized washer and dryer. Across the hall is a well-outfitted home office with a built-in desk.
Constructed in 1924, the Gatsby is a 60-unit full-service pet-friendly condominium building. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a live-in superintendent, a fitness room, bike storage, a central laundry room, and private storage.
[Listing details: 65 East 96th Street, #5CD at CityRealty]
[At Brown Harris Stevens by Matthew Cohen, Joseph Jake Kringdon, and Jessica Silver]
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Photo credit: Tim Waltman
Tags : 65 East 96th Street, condos, Gatsby, Givenchy, Interiors
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side