Park Avenue Elegance
655 Park Avenue is a Georgian style cooperative building. The apartment is an elegant Classic 8 on the top floor of one of Park Avenue's most highly regarded buildings.. With light all day long, and no rooms facing brick walls or viewless courtyards, this is for you!One enters from a semi-private elevator landing and enter to a gracious 34 ft long gallery with high ceilings and cove lighting off which all the rooms radiate. The living room and adjacent dining room span more that 40 feet with east views and morning light into the dining room and glorious west light and open city views from the living room. Original herringbone floors throughout and wood burning fireplace in the living room. Off the gallery is the master bedroom with en-suite bath, three closets and views of the city and Park Avenue. The second bedroom has its own bathroom and can be opened to service the third bedroom with option to create another bathroom. Third bedroom is currently used as a dressing room but can be a proper bedroom or library. Both of these bedrooms face west over Park Avenue.Large eat-in kitchen with Viking large stove with cheerful breakfast area facing east over gardens. Butler's panty, storage, vented washer/dryer and adjacent staff room or possible 4th bedroom equipped with its own bath. Combination of AC, central and through the wall. Also, option to purchase a windowed studio or staff room on first floor for $150,000 with $370 maintenance.
655 Park Avenue was built in 1924, developed by Dwight P. Robinson & Company and designed by James E. R. Carpenter, Jr. and Mott B. Schmidt. Carpenter is considered the leading architect for luxury residential high rise building in NYC in the early 1900s while Schmidt is known for his American Georgian classical style. The building is centered around a courtyard garden facing Park Avenue which enables this apartment to have brilliant western light and views of Park Avenue. White glove, full service, building with doormen, elevator operators and live-in building manager. Located on the Upper East Side with proximity to Central Park, outstanding shopping, public transportation, restaurants, galleries and walking distance to midtown.