They say purchasing a home means you have to compromise. Surely you can’t have everything you want. Well, this $18 million opulent apartment in the York & Sawyer-designed 860 Park Avenue would beg to differ. Old world charm? Check. Modern conveniences? Check. Enough architectural details to make the biggest architecture nerd’s head spin? Check and check. This 4th floor unit is the supreme luxury abode, in one of the city’s premier white-glove co-ops, which is exactly what you would expect of a building designed by the same people responsible for the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bowery Savings Bank.
Occupying the entire 4th floor, this magnificent unit knows how to make a first impression. A custom-designed gallery with marble floors greets you as you enter. This is probably the part where we should ask if you like the color green. Because you’re going to see a lot of it in this apartment. In the corner is an expansive living room accented by a few of the building’s original details, including oak floors and a wood-burning fireplace with a Louis XVI mantel. The ornate adjoining dining room is accented with stenciled patterned wood floors, elegant plaster molding and Sherle Wagner gilded fixtures. A large and elaborate eat-in kitchen flaunts decorative marble floors (and some seriously floral patterns). The room also contains a service elevator, a butler’s pantry and a mahogany bar, with an adjacent maid’s room and laundry room. Carrying over the architecturally paneled wood details from the living room is the library with a second wood-burning fireplace.
There are three bedrooms situated off the main hall, but the grand master suite has its own private hallway. This opulent suite has two giant walk-in closets and his and her bathrooms, equipped with a steam room, and Jacuzzi; and boasting onyx and Carrera marble floors, and Guerrin fixtures.
This gorgeous, Renaissance-style home is more than just an amazing sanctuary for long nights by the fire. There’s also plenty to do in the area with Museum Mile, five-star dining and great shopping just a stone’s throw away.
Photos courtesy of Voda Bauer
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side