Park Avenue - Perfectly Renovated Triplex Penthouse
Magnificent renovated five-bedroom penthouse ideally situated at the top of one of Park Avenue's finest white glove buildings, built by Rosario Candela in 1930. The home enjoys amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Park and the Reservoir. Natural light streams in throughout the day from 65 windows spanning all four exposures. All of the principal rooms have access to beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces. No details have been overlooked during the two-year renovation, including Nanz and P.E. Guerin fixtures, as well as Solid Flame Mahogany doors throughout.
A private elevator landing opens onto an elegant 24-foot center gallery with floor-to-ceiling south French Doors capturing wonderful open city views. A grand 32' x 17' corner living room with a wood-burning fireplace has six sets of floor-to-ceiling French doors with superb unobstructed views down Park Avenue. The living room has Parquet de Versailles floors and the walls are done in Venetian plaster.
Adjacent to the living room is the formal dining room, which can easily seat 22 guests. It has beautiful herringbone floors, goatskin paneled walls, a fireplace, and double French doors opening onto an east-facing landscaped terrace. Conveniently located off both the dining room and the gallery is the butler's pantry, which features ample storage and counter space, as well as a sink and ice maker.
The north facing windowed chef's kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances including two Subzero freezers and refrigerators plus two refrigerator drawers, two Viking wall ovens, two Miele dishwashers, two microwaves, one of which is convection, and a six-burner Viking stovetop with griddle. Black granite counter tops accent the white subway tile walls and floor-to-ceiling white cabinetry outfitted with a custom moveable ladder to capture every inch of storage space. Two Miele washer/dryers and two 132-bottle wine refrigerators are discretely placed between the butler's pantry and kitchen. In addition, facing north, hidden behind glass and bronze pocket doors at the end of the kitchen, is a spacious breakfast/family room complete with a built-in desk. A staff room and full bathroom complete this wing of the apartment.
Completing the main level of the penthouse is a charming oak paneled library outfitted with a wood burning fireplace and French doors opening onto a south terrace with captivating views of the Midtown skyline, as well as Central Park and the Reservoir. An oversized powder room sheathed in Shagreen-paneled walls is discretely tucked away adjacent to library.
The second level of the home has four spacious bedrooms, each with its own private en-suite bathroom and outdoor space. The fourth bedroom is currently set-up as a media room. The largest of the bedrooms occupies the southeast corner and includes a wood-burning fireplace, built-in desk, and two closets. French doors lead to a 73-foot south terrace that spans the length of the second floor with wonderful open views. This bedroom also has a windowed dressing room complete with two closets, a window seat, and two built-in 6-drawer dressers. At the end of the dressing room is the windowed marbled bathroom with a vanity and stall shower. Another bedroom on this floor has a wood-burning fireplace and private east-facing terrace with plantings and room for seating; this room has three closets, one of which is a walk-in, as well as an ensuite marble bathroom with stall shower. The western wing of this floor has another oversized bedroom suite. The south-facing bedroom has two French doors onto the expansive planted terrace, a walk-in closet, and a spacious windowed marble bathroom with a soaking tub/shower. The other room on this level, currently functioning as a media room, has a closet and en-suite bathroom allowing it to easily convert into an additional bedroom.
The breathtaking master suite occupies the entire third floor of the penthouse. It enjoys beautiful natural light streaming in from southern and eastern facing floor-to-ceiling French doors. The bedroom is an oasis of calm with a wood-burning fireplace and breathtaking open city views. A large dressing room with ample closets leads to a luxurious marble windowed bathroom complete with a soaking tub in front of a bay window, a steam stall shower with floor-to-ceiling windows, double vanity, bidet and commode. Another oversized southwestern landscaped terrace with Central Park views, which flows to another landscaped terrace with eastern facing views completes the top floor of the penthouse.
The apartment has multiple central air conditioning zones, an alarm system, and a Lutron lighting and window treatment system. All terraces have automatic sprinkler systems for plantings and LED terrace lighting.
Built in 1930 by renowned architect Rosario Candela, 1220 Park Avenue is a landmarked building with a beautiful three-story limestone base located in the heart of Carnegie Hill on the Upper East Side. With 18-stories and 55 apartments, residents enjoy the highest level of service and privacy. There is a fitness center and storage downstairs.
Architectural Style: Pre-War/Vintage