This is a prime Upper East Side location if we’ve ever seen one: the three-bedroom co-op at 1016 Fifth Avenue is located directly across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art with unobstructed views. After a full renovation the apartment has hit the market for $5.495 million. (It last sold in 2011 for $3.35 million.) It’s undeniably luxurious, and not just because of the location. The apartment is only one of two when you exit the elevator, and the interior is flanked with columns, built-in bookcases, a fireplace and much more.
You enter the apartment through a gallery, decorated with columns. To the right there is a long, formal living room. To your left is the formal dining room and an adjacent kitchen. Exposures throughout the apartment to the west, south and east offer views outside toward the museum and park.
There are plenty of custom details like built-in bookcases in the living room, which compliment the French stone wood-burning fireplace and herringbone hardwood flooring. In the dining room you’ll find custom paneling and more built-ins–custom milled, of course. The eat-in, windowed kitchen was designed with a restaurant pot rack, a large island lined with shelves, and tons of storage space and cabinetry.
The master bedroom has direct views onto Fifth Avenue. There’s an adjacent marble bathroom as well as personalized “his and hers” closets.
The second bedroom also boasts an ensuite marble bathroom.
Finally, a third bedroom is located off the kitchen, through a pocket door, next to another bathroom and laundry room.
Yes, this is actually the view from the apartment… it feels like the Met is basically in your living room. As you might guess, 1016 Fifth Avenue is a luxury prewar co-op, with full service for its residents.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side