Penthouse, 990 Fifth Avenue, approx. 6,450 sqft interior and 1,200 sqft exterior. With Expansive Central Park Views
Designed by Rosario Candela, Built in 1927
At the forefront of the shift from mansions on Fifth Avenue to the golden age of luxury apartment architecture was Rosario Candela, who in the beginning of the 1920's produced the most sought after spaces in New York. His apartments are appointed with meticulous architectural details, Inspiration from French & New Classical styles. Many price records for New York cooperative apartments have been set in Rosario Candela buildings.
This stunning 14 room Penthouse Triplex has been renovated blending contemporary style with classic Rosario Candela architecture. Hand carved moldings & door frames, a magnificent decorative 10'10 plaster ceiling in the living room, 5 beautiful fireplaces are a few of the outstanding features of this Candela masterpiece. Updated additions include massive windows facing south & west to Central Park, central AC, customized closets and all new appliances & bathroom fixtures.
Comfort & elegance are combined for perfect entertaining on the 12th floor. From a private vestibule you enter an elegant gallery with a black Belgian granite floor with intricately carved double doors opening to the living room and dining room. The living room with spectacular views west and south to Central Park, the dramatic detailed ceiling & handsome stone and wood carved fireplace mantel is unique. The dining room easily seats 14, also has a wood burning fireplace. There is a powder room & large chef's kitchen with 2 Sub Zero refrigerators, Wolf 6 burner range, a large butler's pantry with an additional Sub Zero and a wine cooler. The staff room and bath are in this wing. An additional double staff room with bath on 1st floor trades with this home along with 2 storage rooms in the basement.
A classic staircase leads to the 13th floor with a private elevator vestibule, 3 master bedrooms and a library. The library on Central Park has a distinguished wooden mantelpiece carved in the manner of Grinling Gibbons, a butler's pantry and powder room. The master bedroom with a fireplace and ensuite marble bath has a double steam shower. 2 additional bedrooms share a gracious modern bath with a free standing soaking tub and soap stone heated floors. The windowed laundry room is conveniently located near the bedroom suites.
The staircase continues to the 14th Floor, comprised of a magnificent terrace surrounding the master suite. This suite includes a bedroom, kitchenette with an entrance to the east terrace & west facing sitting room with a stunning white marble fireplace and massive glass doors to the west terrace. The spa bath with a shower, free standing tub and heated soapstone floors has double sinks and a view of Central Park. The irrigated terrace with traditional brick planters has dazzling Central Park views. The building has recently completed a renovation of the lobby by noted designer, Tony Ingrao, a state of the art gym and security system.