Unobstructed Central Park and Reservoir Views are just part of what makes this classic 9 (now 8) a spectacular residence. Only two owners have occupied this home since it was built in 1926 by legendary architect J.E.R. Carpenter. After arriving at the semi-private elevator landing, you enter a 26' gallery. An elegant introduction to all that follows. Foremost, a 24' living room with wood burning fireplace. A room dominated by breathtaking Park views as seen through oversize windows. These glorious views, plus additional southern views also framed by oversize windows, are enjoyed from the adjacent library. A room that features an elegant pocket door at the entry, ample storage, floor to ceiling bookcases and upholstered window seats. This room has access to a full bath so it could also serve as a fourth bedroom.
At the other end of the gallery are a set of glass paneled French doors. These doors open to a banquet sized formal dining room with an additional entrance to the kitchen. The eat-in-kitchen is exceptionally large with great potential to customize. It features an enormous walk-in pantry and a conveniently located washer and dryer. Originally, off the kitchen were two adjacent maids rooms. One maids room was later used to enlarge the kitchen area by the addition of a breakfast room. The remaining maids room and bath is still intact and could also function as a home office. There are new windows in the kitchen breakfast area and in the dining room,
All three bedrooms have bright southern exposures. The master suite with its windowed bath is exceptionally large and has abundant closet space. The two additional bedrooms with their en-suite windowed baths are also large with ample closet space. The windows in the bedrooms and baths are new and there is a brass towel rod original to the apartment in each of the bathrooms
This sun-drenched apartment is graced with high 9' plus ceilings, beautiful oak floors and classic pre-war scale. It comes with separate storage space and the building has a gym and bicycle room.
1170 Fifth Ave. is located in the very desirable Carnegie Hill neighborhood, across form Central Park on Museum Mile. It is home to some of the city's best schools, Mt. Sinai Medical Center plus charming restaurants and specialty shops.