Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright was once a resident of The Plaza? Neither did we! The Post reports that the 4,000-square-foot pad the prolific architect briefly called home has just hit the market for $39.5 million. Wright lived in the corner apartment of the storied building from 1954 to 1959 while he was working on the Guggenheim Museum. The location right by Central Park—and a 30-minute walk from the site of his iconic creation—must certainly have bode well for the architect’s creative juices.
Inside are four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and 13-foot ceilings all throughout. The home was gut-renovated in 2011 by Louis Lisboa of VL Architects, and given a fresh new palette by interior designer Susanna Maggard.
Some of the updates the design dream team undertook included reducing the master bedroom and opening up the living/dining room to enhance light and views—a move Wright, who strived for the same effect in all his works, surely would have appreciated.
The unit is one of the most sought-after in the building and was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest last November. The building itself comes with maid and in-room dining services, courtyard, garden roof, deck, health club, and of course a stunning location in the heart of the city.
Want to follow in the footsteps of Wright? Get your checkbook.
[Listing: The Plaza #409 by Marie-Claire Gladstone at The Corcoran Group]
[The Plaza at CityRealty]
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Images courtesy of The Corcoran Group
Tags : 1 Central Park South, 768 fifth avenue, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Plaza
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