Listing of the Day
Location: New York City
Price: $4.575 million
Just steps from Central Park, this distinguished building on Park Avenue is home to a six-room apartment with a grand terrace that is accessible from both the living and dining rooms.“It’s a Rosario Candela (who was a famous architect) building so the proportions of the rooms are terrific,” said listing agent Harriet Kaufman of Warburg Realty. “It has a gracious feel and it gets great light.
“The living room has a whole wall of windows,” Ms. Kaufman added. “It’s heavenly to just sit there and look out at the trees and Central Park.”
There is a primary and a guest bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. Another room could serve as an extra bedroom, home gym or study. The living room and dining room open up to the grand outdoor terrace, which has plenty of space for entertaining among the rooftops or just relaxing in the sun.
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“Overall, it does need some work—perhaps updating the appliances and the bathrooms—but we’ve priced it very well to accommodate for that,” Ms. Kaufman said. “It has wonderful possibilities and flexible space, too. You have a side view of the park and there really isn’t a bad view from any room.”
This full-service prewar building also has a fitness room for residents but its biggest attraction may be the full dining room, which is run by a professional chef and waitstaff. “I believe there are only a few other buildings in the city that offer this service,” Ms. Kaufman said. “You have meals served in your home or you can eat your meals there at noon and in the evening and you can bring guests. Residents can also reserve the dining room for parties.”
Ms. Kaufman adds that the building charges a $350 fee for this service, which doesn’t include the food, and is tacked onto the maintenance fee. “There’s a big population in that building who are pied-a-terre people,” she said. “So for those who are more transient—and don’t tend to grocery shop—it’s an even more attractive amenity than for the day-to-day New York residents. And the staff is out of this world. They couldn’t be more accommodating.”
Another unusual and well-loved building amenity is the dog grooming room. “There are a lot of dog owners in the building and it is just spectacular,” Ms. Kaufman said. “It has the biggest rectangular steel tub I have ever seen for a dog. They have a list of people you can call to come in and bathe your dog but I believe most of the owners do it themselves. It’s very unique and clever.”
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The six-room apartment is spread out over about 1,400 square feet and has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bathroom.
The home has three-zone central air conditioning and its graciously proportioned rooms include a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a dining room with a wet bar and a wine refrigerator, and a chef’s kitchen with a washer and dryer. A storage unit is assigned to the apartment.
The primary bedroom includes French doors that open to a Juliette balcony overlooking Park Avenue. The second bedroom also faces Park Avenue and has an en-suite bathroom with a window. The terrace faces east and west and is planted with greenery throughout and has a built-in irrigation system to accommodate any garden projects.
The building is directly across from an entrance to Central Park and within walking distance of most of the big museums on the Upper East Side as well as some of Manhattan’s finest restaurants and shopping options.
“It’s unbelievably convenient to just about anything you might want,” Ms. Kaufman said. “It’s an ideal location but there are many transportation options as well so you can also easily get downtown.”
Agent: Harriet Kaufman, Warburg Realty
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