Award-winning Contemporary Architectural Masterpiece Across from Met Museum
With contemporary art as its inspiration, this award-winning apartment is visually stunning and impeccably handcrafted. The impressive loft-like space on a high floor has no compare in an UES neighborhood known for its traditionalism. The soothing, minimalist design is sparked by optical effects that expand the space in all directions.
Located in one of Fifth Avenues most prestigious addresses, and directly across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the corner apartment luxuriates in views of the Met and Central Park to the west and downtown to the south. What was once a two bedroom, two bath, has been transformed into an ultra-spacious open plan kitchen-dining-living area, master bedroom with library and master bath, and powder room. In one of many unique architectural finishes, the deep window surrounds are lined with mirror-polished stainless steel that is mitered at the corners. The prismatic reflective surface expands the views from sky to avenue to leafy treetops. Mirror polished stainless steel is also employed on the ceiling in the apartments foyer, creating the effect of a luminous double-height entry.
Artisans hand-troweled the two-inch pewter gray concrete floor that unites every square inch of the apartment. The effect is sublime and extraordinarily quiet. Low freestanding cabinets, finely crafted from exposed apple plywood, in the living room and bedroom conceal all functional items. Kitchen appliances are hidden from view via a sliding glass panel and an eight-foot apple plywood island. Nothing disturbs the aesthetic or detracts from the view, yet all is within a fingertips reach.
The apartments state-of-the art mechanicals are rare for a building of this vintage and include museum-quality climate control and built-in sound system. Every aspect of the apartment has been carefully thought through and stripped down to its essence. The result is a one-of-kind master lesson in modernist living.
In addition, Apartment 14F transfers with a private laundry room and private storage located in the basement. This is a pet friendly building. The lobby has recently been restored and residents enjoy a fabulous state of the art gym. For more building information, please call Janet Wilkinson.