This six-bedroom, 4,775 SF condominium is a sophisticated oasis with a 2,725 SF wraparound terrace with dramatic views in all directions, soaring high above the streets of Carnegie Hill. In the creation of this peerless residence—which has served as the set for numerous films and television programs—noted architect Steven Harris combined three apartments, resulting in a space that is remarkably generous in scale and timeless in style.
THE TERRACE. The 2,725 square foot wrap terrace is a terrace lover’s dream. There are dramatic views in every direction. Crafted from ipe wood and hand-selected environmentally-friendly synthetic materials, the enviable terrace is the pièce de résistance of the home. With space for alfresco lounging and dining, an outdoor shower, vibrant landscaping with timed custom lighting and irrigation, charcoal and electric grills, and a fence custom-designed by Wes Martel and Ethan Ames that provides safety without interrupting the view, this terrace is truly incomparable.
THE INTERIOR. Enter through the private elevator landing and striking decorative doors inspired by 1920s Parisian designs. Here, a south-facing floor-to-ceiling window reveals a stunning vista of the city skyline, including the Empire State Building. Throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows admit floods of glorious natural light during the day and allow many rooms to bask in sweeping views of sunrises, sunsets, the sparkling city skyline, and the lush expanse of Central Park. Ceilings soar to heights of 12-feet, storage is impressively plentiful, and the deeply hued hardwood floors have a refined sheen. The flow between formal living and dining spaces is effortless, and this configuration has made the home perfect for many a grand gathering and festive fête in recent years. The living room features a built-in window seat designed for up-close appreciation of the dramatic views, and the dining room opens to the terrace—as do most public spaces. Nearby are a hidden wet bar by Engberg Design and a powder room, both paneled in rich, handsome wood. The roomy eat-in kitchen is equipped with two dishwashers and refrigerators as well as a wine refrigerator. The adjoining great room is awash with sunlight during the day, and with two sets of glass doors accessing the terrace, it is ideal for relaxed indoor-outdoor gatherings at any hour. Private quarters encompass five guest bedrooms—each appointed with built-ins that include desks, cabinets, drawers, and clever liftable window seats offering storage space—and a primary suite with an expansive walk-in closet, a light-filled dressing room, and a spa-like bath. The busy professional will appreciate the inclusion of the den, a study with bookcases, and desks in the great room; one bedroom with a built-in desk currently serves as auxiliary office space. Other highlights include electric blinds in many rooms, a five-zone central heating and air-conditioning system, and two sizable storage units located on lower floors.
THE BUILDING. Park Avenue Court offers an array of amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, a top-tier gym, a private lobby-level terrace, an around-the-clock door attendant and concierge, a resident manager, and storage. Pets are welcome. The desirable location in the heart of Carnegie Hill affords proximity to scores of schools; popular restaurants, markets, and boutiques; and a variety of transportation options. A lobby renovation was recently completed. Real estate taxes reflect a primary resident’s tax abatement.