This $2.5M Park Avenue classic six is a book lover’s dream

Posted On Fri, December 16, 2022 By

Posted On Fri, December 16, 2022 By In Cool Listings, Midtown East

All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

It’s rare to find a classic deco-era co-op that has been beautifully renovated, yet retains every bit of its pre-war charm and grace. This three-bedroom home at the Emery Roth-designed 480 Park Avenue is just such a find. Asking $2,495,000, this six-room residence boasts a 28-foot living room, a formal dining area, oversized proportions, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. Beyond the elegant features and architectural details, built-in bookshelves that line several of the rooms make this a perfect home for your treasured book collection.

A gracious entry foyer opens into the living room, where floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are accessible by a classic sliding library ladder. This excellent entertaining space offers a bar, a working fireplace, herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, and ceilings that rise to nearly 10 feet. A living room PTAC unit and wall air conditioners in all other rooms will keep you cool come summer.

Through the bespoke shelving is a bedroom that is currently in use as a library and study. With pocket doors and a full bath, it can easily return to duty as a bedroom.

The amazing kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate several generations of cooks at once. Vast marble worktops stretch and curve stylishly between capable appliances by Viking, Subzero, Miele, and Bosch. There is also a wine cooler and a washer/dryer.

An equally stylish and functional breakfast nook sits within the space, complete with a wet bar. The dining room is perfect for more formal entertaining, framed by a herringbone-patterned floor and sleek, built-in 20-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling china storage cabinets.

The corner primary suite offers an impressive dressing room with a dedicated hallway. A windowed bath, a walk-in closet, and more bespoke bookcases round out the suite. A compact and classic guest room has an ensuite full bath.

480 Park Avenue is known for its grand lobby reminiscent of a Gilded Age hotel. Designed by Emery Roth and completed in 1929 for developer Sam Minskoff,  the building offers a full-time doorman, concierge, building manager and porters, a landscaped roof garden, a fitness room, on-site dry cleaners, storage, and a central laundry room.

[Listing details: 480 Park Avenue, 5G at CityRealty]

[At The Corcoran Group by Amy Katcher]

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Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

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