The Dakota- Park Front Corner Masterpiece
Perfectly situated in the iconic Dakota cooperative, this massive sun-flooded 3 bedroom residence is a true architectural masterpiece. The apartment boasts spectacular Central Park views, original moldings, wainscoting, hardware, and doors. There are an abundance of historical details throughout, all magnified by the soaring 12' ceilings.
Entered through original double doors, off a semi-private landing, is an elegant entrance gallery from which all of the grand entertaining rooms flow. There is a Northeast corner 28' by 22' living room, which has three oversized windows, with original shutters, capturing picturesque views of Central Park and a wood-burning fireplace with the original mantelpiece. Adjacent to the living room, and opening up to the main gallery, is the handsome North-facing reading room, outfitted with a wood-burning fireplace. Adjacent to the reading room is a library, which could easily be transformed into a third bedroom. Opposite the library is the elegant formal dining room, which also features a wood-burning fireplace with an original mantelpiece. The room is entered through a doublewide doorway creating the perfect space for gatherings. There is a renovated windowed eat-in kitchen with a charming breakfast area, which faces South and enjoys abundant sunlight. A walk-in coat closet complete the public spaces.
Two bedrooms occupy the private quarters located down the impressive main hall. The expansive North facing master bedroom includes two large cedar closets and a renovated windowed bathroom clad in handsome woodwork and marble. The secondary bedroom faces North and has a renovated full bathroom across the hall.
There is a separate studio apartment on the 9th floor perfect for a staff suite or home office, which is available for sale separately for $375,000 with a monthly maintenance of $1,343. A large private storage area in the basement is included with the sale of the apartment.
The building was designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh and completed in 1884. The Dakota is one of the world's greatest and most renowned residential buildings. Its monumental form, embellished with ornate finials and gothic gables, makes it one of New York's most iconic structures. A unique gaslit entry and enchanting center courtyard add to its enduring charm. The co-operative offers residents the highest levels of privacy, service and security, in one of Manhattan's most distinguished landmark buildings. A brand new fitness facility was completed in 2018.