Exceptional in every way…this state-of-the-art home on Fifth Avenue on a high floor with 40 feet of frontage directly overlooking Central Park has been gut renovated to the most exacting standards with a level of detailing and precision rarely seen. Inspiring views across the park to the skyline of Central Park West are framed through French doors with a Juliet balcony. The corner location of this jewel box apartment allows impressive views up the park to the north as well. 825 Fifth Avenue, between East 63rd and 64th Streets, sits on the most prestigious stretch of Fifth Avenue in the East 60's, moments from the Plaza Hotel, and world-class shopping and dining including Cipriani and Bergdorf Goodman. The elevator opens onto a landing shared by only one other apartment. The gracious entry lobby, with flamed and brushed granite floors with brass detailing, and paneled in white pine with a Japanese black pine finish, leads to the elegantly paneled oculus dining room and living room. East, north and west exposures are viewed through ten brand new custom-made windows, eight of which boast park views. A paneled library/tv room leads to the leather paneled master suite, with its own window seat over-looking the park. The en-suite bathroom, is a symphony of Santorini marble slabs, Fortuny glass fixtures and features twin sinks and a large shower. All stone floors have radiant heat. The closets have been expertly engineered and outfitted to perfection. The bright, windowed kitchen features custom mahogany cabinetry framed in polished nickel, its own pantry, with honed Absolute Black stone surfaces and appliances by Wolf, Miele, Sub-Zero . The second bedroom and bathroom, have equally impressive open city views towards the east and north. There is also a laundry closet with washer/dryer by Bosch and its own storage area. Solid mahogany doors with Nanz hardware, hand-finished plaster moldings and white oak chevron-patterned hardwood floors are featured throughout. The extensive 2-year gut renovation, orchestrated by Ike, Kligerman Barkley Architects, includes state-of-the-art mechanicals, extensive sound proofing, Savant-controlled electronics, AV systems and shades, and impeccable appointments and finishes throughout including extensive custom millwork and storage. Built in 1927 by the renowned architect J.E.R. Carpenter, 825 Fifth Avenue is one of New York City's most discerning and prestigious co-operative buildings and includes full-time doormen, porters, concierge, and a private dining room, as well as in-room service for residents. Pied-a-terres and dogs are allowed. Financing is not permitted, and a 3% flip tax is paid by the buyer. A property of this calibre, both building and location, with exceptional views, and this level of move-in finish and quality, rarely exists on the market.
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