This spectacular minimalistic apartment has a warmth and sophistication that is both compelling and calming. With interiors designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, the apartment was awarded both the prestigious American Architecture Award and the AIA New York Honor Award for the excellence of its design. Every surface has been carefully curated and all the spaces within the apartment effortlessly flow into the next. Beginning in the entry foyer ones gaze is naturally drawn upward to the polished stainless steel ceiling floating within a corona of light. The floor of sleekly polished cement extends throughout the entire apartment unifying the space.
Originally a two bedroom home, the main living area has been completely opened up allowing for places to lounge, dine and admire the staggering West-facing views and sunsets over Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and beyond. Deep faceted polished stainless steel window surrounds reflect an ever-changing kaleidoscope of Fifth Avenue, the Park and sky. The kitchen is defined by a finely crafted apple plywood cabinet with a polished stainless steel plate cleverly concealing the four burner cooktop. Other kitchen elements are housed behind a sliding etched glass panel. All visible hardware has been eliminated to maintain the minimalist aesthetic of the apartment.
The master bedroom suite functions as a tranquil retreat with both sleeping and lounging areas defined by another finely crafted apple plywood cabinet cleverly concealing extra storage and a TV. Polished stainless steel window surrounds in this room also frame the views. The ensuite master bath completely enclosed by translucent glass walls, has dual sinks and large elliptical shaped shower. The apartment also has a powder room as well as state-of-the art climate control, electronic shades and built-in sound system.
1010 Fifth Avenue is a full-service white glove cooperative. Designed by Frederick Filmore French in 1928, this 15 story building is regarded as one of New York's premier residences. With its handsome Italian Renaissance-style detailing, sidewalk landscaping and impressive newly-restored lobby and state of the art gym, 1010 Fifth Avenue is one of the most elegant addresses in the City. The apartment transfers with a private laundry room and private storage located in the basement. Pets are allowed, and pied-a-terre is on a case-by-case basis. The building allows 40% financing and has a flip tax of 2% payable by the purchaser.
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