Exceptionally grand 12-room apartment in premier white-glove Park Avenue cooperative, offering 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with potential for a fifth full bath. All major rooms on the upper level, including the kitchen, face Park Avenue. Enter the apartment through a semi private landing.
A dramatic, 43-foot long gallery provides the perfect canvas for displaying art. Perfectly proportioned, with 11 foot ceilings, wood burning fireplace and French doors which open onto two Juliet balconies, the corner living room faces south and west over Park Avenue and offers excellent light and open views. The library and dining room flank the living room, a perfect enfilade. Adjacent to the dining room, the chef's kitchen is furnished with top-of-the-line appliances and features 2 large windows facing Park Avenue. The sunny, east facing primary bedroom, tucked discretely off the gallery, features a large en-suite corner windowed bathroom, separate dressing room and walk-in closet. The second bedroom faces east onto town house gardens and has an adjacent full bathroom. There is also a third bedroom facing Park Avenue, with approved plans for a potential full bath. A powder room and washer & dryer complete the floor.
The apartment's multiple entertaining spaces continue on the lower level, with a large family room (or 6th bedroom) and adjoining media room furnished with custom built-ins. There are 2 spacious, south facing bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath and ample closets. Also on this level is a second kitchen with a washer & dryer. A convenient secondary entrance for the sixth floor allows one to use the space as a 'separate' guest apartment, or simply an extension of the upstairs quarters.
Designed and built in 1909 by Herbert Lucas, 535 Park Avenue is a full service, pre-war cooperative in the best Upper East Side location, 2 blocks from Central Park and moments to the best shopping, restaurants and transportation. The building has 15 stories and 31 units and features a 24-hour doorman, live-in superintendent, common roof deck and private storage. Pied-a-terre and pets are permitted, along with trust purchases and 40% financing. 2% flip tax, payable by purchaser. At $1,500/ square foot, this beautiful home is an incredible value.