FIFTH AVENUE TERRACED PENTHOUSE TRIPLEX WITH UNPARALELLED PARK VIEWS
NEW TO MARKET! Enjoy breathtaking direct Central Park and city skyline views from almost every room of this rare and exceptional Fifth Avenue penthouse triplex offering. Regally proportioned and beautifully appointed, this elegant home features an unparalleled position overlooking the wide expanse of Central Park and its Jackie Onassis Reservoir, as well as a spectacular entertaining terrace for lavish indoor and outdoor living space.
Enter through a grand gallery adorned with an architectural wrought iron central staircase and be drawn into the heart of this regal home. On its first floor, a massive corner living room sits perfectly alongside a large formal dining room. Huge picture windows along Fifth Avenue run the entirety of the Western wall and wrap to the South, bathing the room in natural sunlight and drawing in stunning views over Central Park, with its glorious Reservoir at your feet and the skyline of the West Side beyond. This grandeur is made intimate with a woodburning fireplace as well as customized illuminated art displays for the avid collector.
In the Eastern wing of this level, the sprawling formal dining room easily accommodates 20 and lies directly adjacent to the sun-filled, double-windowed eat-in kitchen. Kitchen finishes include black granite/marble countertops, a subway tile backsplash and custom cabinetry, as well as all stainless steel appliances including a new Subzero refrigerator, a double Thermador oven and a 6-burner Viking range outfitted with warming and storage drawers. Completing the first level of this home is a large and elegant wood-paneled library with an en-suite full bathroom, both also overlooking Central Park and easily used as an additional bedroom or guest quarters, as well as a discreet powder room for guests.
Upstairs, the expansive master suite is bathed in sunlight through picture windows overlooking the private terrace, Central Park and beyond. Two customized dressing rooms service this room, the first leading to a sumptuous primary bathroom with a double steam shower, stone flooring and Venetian plaster with foiled-glass detailing. The second dressing room has been impeccably outfitted and leads to its own additional half bath. Beyond the primary suite, a glass-enclosed second bedroom lends itself toward limitless potential for indoor-outdoor living and is flanked by two private terraces. The enormous West-facing L-shaped terrace is fully landscaped and overlooks Fifth Avenue and Central Park, with grand space for extensive outdoor living and dining. The East-facing terrace retains a beautiful original decorative fountain and an array of verdant planters and trees reminiscent of an English-style garden.
On the third level is the penthouse solarium, akin to being inside of a jewel box, with a glass-enclosed arched atrium and five picture windows perched dramatically high above Central Park. Currently used as a spectacular study, it could serve as a glorious bedroom as well. There is an additional corner room on this level with the same dramatic views West as well as bridge views to the North, currently serving as a home office, as well as a powder room.
Exquisite and stately, Penthouse A at 1158 Fifth Avenue offers spectacular indoor and outdoor space, glorious views and the perfect balance of prewar grandeur with modern conveniences. Additional features include a huge laundry room exclusive to and just outside the apartment, a Lutron lighting and shade system, multiple-zone central air, electric solar, blackout and decorative shades and a hardwired security system. For those wishing to enjoy the terrace alongside their entertaining space instead, the first and second floors can potentially be flipped to accommodate up to four bedrooms on the first floor with a massive living, dining and kitchen floor on the second. Also included in this offering is a separate 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom guest residence on the building's first floor, fully renovated and easily used as a staff apartment or home office as well.
1158 Fifth Avenue is a landmarked prewar building completed in 1924 and incorporated in 1945. Designed by C. Howard Krane and Kenneth Franzheim in the French Renaissance-style, the building sits atop a 3-story limestone base and is clad in tan brick with wrought iron and limestone detailing. Its beautiful lobby features vaulted ceilings and ornate original details. Residents are serviced by a full-time staff of doormen and concierges as well as a live-in resident manager, and amenities include a fitness center, private storage, bicycle storage and central laundry. Located in prime Carnegie Hill and along Central Park, it is surrounded by the finest of the city's museums, a rich host of luxury and boutique shopping and dining and Manhattan's most preeminent schools. Financing is allowed up to 40% and pets are permitted.