22 Mar Daily Dream Home: Park Avenue Penthouse
The New York dream is often a corner penthouse on famed Park Avenue. This four-bedroom unit has approximately 4,500 square feet of space and a private terrace along with an additional first floor apartment.
The penthouse boasts breathtaking panoramic skyline views as far south as the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower, and stunning sunsets over Central Park and the reservoir.
This one-of-a-kind apartment has an extensive floor plan with grand, open rooms for entertaining complemented by ceiling heights over 11-feet. A private elevator landing welcomes you into a gracious foyer followed by a sprawling living room with masterfully crafted floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a wood-burning fireplace, and double door access to the terrace.
The majestic formal dining room can easily accommodate large-scale dinner parties and can transition into a laid back family room with a billiard table and drop down movie screen, which is how the current owners use it.
The huge eat-in chef’s kitchen features three windows, an abundance of cabinets and storage, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including an ice machine, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, and an eight-burner Wolf 48″ double oven range with a commercial Salamander Broiler
.A sublime place to read and relax, the library is currently serving as a dining room with seating for twelve. The bedroom wing has a master suite with double exposures and lined with elegant Venetian plastered walls. It contains two substantial walk-in closets and a private entrance to the terrace.
One of the additional bedrooms has custom designer built-ins and a private entrance to the terrace with park-like views, while the spacious third bedroom has views of both the terrace and the building courtyard. Convenient to both of these bedrooms is a full bathroom with soothing marble mosaic and glass tiles.
A fourth bedroom in this wing has an en-suite bathroom, two closets, and awesome views from the custom desk in front of the window.
The final bedroom is located on the opposite side of the apartment and is currently configured as a home office
1185 Park Avenue was designed in 1929 by the the firm of Schwartz and Gross and has a full-time staff. Building amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s playroom, courtyard garden, bike room, and private storage. This home is listed for $18.5 million with Halstead Properties and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.