Library or apartment? The lines are blurred at this amazing duplex co-op at 40 Fifth Avenue that just hit the market for $4,995,000. The entire maisonette spread is full of pre-war details mixed with modern amenities, but it’s the dramatic double-height living room that steals the show. The first level has creative built-ins that extend to the furniture, and the second floor is a wrap-around atrium balcony lined completely with bookshelves and window seats overlooking Fifth Avenue and 11th Street.
Throughout the home are hardwood Brazilian rosewood and white oak floors, arched doorways, traditional wainscoting, beamed and coffered ceilings, and three gas fireplaces.
This first level also holds two of the three bedrooms, one of which is currently configured as a den/office and boasts a gas fireplace, beamed ceilings, and custom wood built-ins. And as a bonus, there’s a separate windowed office.
Up the curved oak staircase is the newly renovated kitchen, which has granite counters, Woodcraft cabinets, a stone backsplash, and high-end stainless-steel appliances. There’s also views of the building’s gardens and adjacent church. This entire living space is open and is wrapped in more built-ins.
The master suite is also on this level and has a gas fireplace and spa-like bathroom.
40 Fifth Avenue is located along Greenwich Village’s “Gold Coast,” just three blocks north of Washington Square Park. The neo-Georgian building was constructed in 1929 by Van Wart and Wein with consultation from McKim, Mead & White.
[Listing: 40 5th Avenue, Maisonette 1B-2B by Engel & Volkers]
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Listing photos courtesy of Engel & Volkers
Tags : 40 Fifth Avenue
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village