Rosario Candela

March 12, 2024

This $2.6M apartment offers classic Upper East Side elegance with condo simplicity

Located just off Madison Avenue and two blocks from Central Park, this two-bedroom condo at 44 East 67th Street gets classic Manhattan cachet from being in a Rosario Candela building on a tree-lined townhouse block. But the bright, updated Lenox Hill home has the ease of living that comes with a condo purchase–in this case, for $2,595,000.
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February 8, 2023

This $7M Sutton Place co-op honors the pre-war building’s Rosario Candela design

The 1928 co-op at 447 East 57th Street in quietly elegant Sutton Place is about as classic pre-war Manhattan as it gets. The 15-story building, designed by notable architect Rosario Candela, contains only 23 apartments, and this available sprawling four-bedroom co-op occupies the entire top floor. Asking $6,950,000, the nine-room residence is currently home to architect Stephen Corelli, who redesigned the space with an eye to Candela's legacy, while installing 21st-century amenities and timeless style.
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August 18, 2022

A $26M duplex co-op in Jacqueline Onassis’ childhood building recalls the Gilded Age

A mansion-sized 14-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue, a building considered to be Manhattan's most luxurious residential address, is now on the market for $26,000,000. Built in 1929 by James T. Lee, grandfather of Jacqueline Bouvier (later Kennedy Onassis), who lived there as a girl, the Art Deco building was designed by Rosario Candela. One of its first notable residents was John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who resided in a duplex similar to the one featured here.
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January 13, 2022

$1.7M parkside co-op in ‘Brooklyn’s Flatiron Building’ has prewar grandeur and modern style

As one of the elegant pre-war co-ops at 47 Plaza Street West in the 1928 Rosario Candela-designed building sometimes referred to as “Brooklyn’s Flatiron” due to its pizza-slice form, this three-bedroom home has the gracious architecture you'd expect from a landmarked residence. The interiors, however, are a pleasant surprise of sophisticated modern design and contemporary comforts. The building's location at the border of Park Slope and Prospect Heights is just as lovely, with the entrance to Prospect Park across the street. The home is now asking $1,699,000.
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March 7, 2019

Once home to Rosario Candela’s daughter, this $7.5M Upper East Side triplex feels like a country retreat

Though he didn’t design the building, Rosario Candela gifted this sumptuous three-story Upper East Side home to his daughter as soon as it was completed in 1913. The deed has only changed hands once since, and the residence maintains its period details, including cove ceilings, paneled walls, French doors, and exquisite crown moldings throughout. With a flexible and generous layout, the bright interiors feel more like a country escape from the city, with the added bonus of being only two blocks away from Central Park and a short walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The 4,500 square-foot space is now on the market for $7.495 million.
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December 11, 2018

For $43M, restore two Gilded Age Upper East Side co-ops to their historic grandeur

A three-bedroom co-op in the Rosario Candela-designed 720 Park Avenue, the epitome of 1920s Gilded Age grandeur, is on the market for $20 million. It was once part of an even grander duplex that belonged to onetime Macy's president and ambassador to France Jesse I. Straus. The lower unit is asking $23 million. The two owners are offering a $43M combo that could restore the home to its original impressive status with eight bedrooms and staff quarters that, according to the Wall Street Journal, include a flower room, a vegetable closet and a valet room where cuffs and collars were pressed.
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January 19, 2018

Pantone creator’s $39.5M Park Avenue pad may not be colorful, but it’s as classic as they come

This 17-room co-op in the Rosario Candela-designed 778 Park Avenue is the kind of apartment you don't see every day. The co-op's owner is equally unique: Pantone creator Lawrence Herbert is asking $39.5 million for the six-bedroom spread occupying the entire 11th floor, with interiors by designer Peter Marino (h/t Curbed).
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May 8, 2016

A Look at Architect Rosaria Candela’s Influence on Today’s New York

The open floor plan has dominated new constructions over the last several decades, first popularized in the 1950s by Frank Lloyd Wright with his Usonian designs. But as architectural trends wax and wane, the pendulum is swinging back to the classics, and more and more architects are looking to the early 20th century works of Rosario Candela for an “updated” living […]

February 23, 2016

Rosario Candela-Designed Building at 915 West End Avenue Going Condo

West End Avenue is one of Manhattan's longest stretches of harmonious architecture. The nearly 50-block-long, better-looking half of Eleventh Avenue is the Upper West Side's answer to Park Avenue, without the median and with the community. The Avenue's rows of stately prewar buildings are raised to a mostly uniform height of 12 to 15 stories and appear as if some Haussmann-like visionary conceived their elegance and scale. Behind dignified masonry facades are wood-paneled lobbies and sprawling apartments that are stacked in classic sixes and sevens with staff quarters. Near the Avenue's starting point at Straus Park, at the northwest corner of 105th Street, 915 West End Avenue rises humbly without much fuss. The red-brick building, built in 1922, was designed by beloved architect Rosario Candela and is undergoing a conversion that would transform 43 of its 91 rental apartments into condominium residences, according to an offering plan submitted to the attorney general.
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November 13, 2015

This Sprawling Park Slope Classic Seven in ‘Brooklyn’s Flatiron Building’ Asks $2.59M

Believe it or not, there are still some cases where your money goes farther in Brooklyn. Take this four-bedroom classic seven at 47 Plaza Street West in north Park Slope, a sprawling elegant pre-war co-op in the 1928 Rosario Candela-designed building sometimes referred to as “Brooklyn’s Flatiron” due to it's pizza-slice form–which gives the home's interior a unique, er, angle. The 2,350-square-foot apartment has been recently renovated, making it comparable to the size of a modest suburban house. It’s one of those co-ops where just looking at the floor plan makes you long for a time when tiny apartments weren't a thing (Yes, there’s a separate servants’ entrance as is often the case in these co-ops). And while the ask of $2.59 million might seem like a lot, a comparable Manhattan residence might easily be twice that much, if not more.
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November 12, 2014

Lavish Former Home of Socialite Marietta Tree Asks $10 Million

A charming maisonette apartment at 1 Sutton Place South just popped up on the market, asking $9.995 million. This 4,700-square-foot pad was formerly the home of Marietta Tree, a 1940s and ‘50s socialite, U.S Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and companion to powerful men like John Huston and Adlai Stevenson. The home underwent a complete renovation in 2004 by designer Albert Hadley and architect Basil Walter. The end result channels a lavish Georgian townhouse in London.
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September 25, 2014

Timeless Trophy: 740 Park Avenue

New York City may have an ever-revolving cast of hottest restaurants, hippest clubs, and even most desirable neighborhoods, but some real estate titans never go out of style in this metropolis. Known as the "Tower of Power," 740 Park Avenue is one such mainstay. The Upper East Side 19-story, Art Deco building was completed in 1930 to the designs of Rosario Candela, often considered the finest architect of luxury apartment interiors, as the last of the grand dames erected along Manhattan's Gold Coast. It didn't reach its peak until the real estate boom of the 1980s, but is today one of the most sought-after addresses with 31 apartments, mostly all duplexes, triplexes, and penthouses. The massively scaled residences feature grand living rooms, formal dining rooms, spiral staircases, high ceilings, expansive foyers, and an abundance of windows.
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May 19, 2014

Gorgeous Lenox Hill Apartment Redefines Luxury

Whoever coined the term “the lap of luxury” was clearly thinking of The Mayfair’s apartment #2BC at 610 Park Avenue. This opulent residence, with a $20 million price tag, is so lavish you feel elegant just looking at it. The gorgeous marble entrance gallery is a perfect first impression, setting the tone for the rest of the apartment. The Mayfair was originally the Mayfair Regent Hotel, built back in 1925 by Rosario Candela’s famous partner J.E.R. Carpenter. The building was converted to 15 floors of beautiful condos in 1997.
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May 7, 2014

‘Simpsons’ Star Hank Azaria Buys New Pad With Stunning Views

star Hank Azaria just bought a piece of Gold Coast property overlooking Central Park. After selling his Soho apartment last year, Azaria has found a new love, in the form of a $9.2 million apartment in a pre-war, Neo-Renaissance building designed by architect Rosario Candela at 75 Central Park West. If it’s at all possible to have Central Park over for lunch, this 3BD/4.5 BA apartment makes it practically customary with oversized windows that make views of the picturesque landmark accessible from the kitchen - along with several other rooms. The stunning space also features large rooms with hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and gorgeous decorative moldings.
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