Recently published in "House Beautiful", this meticulously renovated, high floor five-bedroom apartment is stunning. The private elevator vestibule opens to a gracious entrance hall decorated with hand-painted wallpaper. Each of the beautifully proportioned entertaining rooms radiates off of it. The sophisticated corner living room, which is flooded with sun from east and south exposures, has ten-foot ceilings and unobstructed views of Park Avenue and the midtown skyline. The formal dining room, which faces east onto Park Avenue, is painted with a dramatic high-gloss lacquer finish. Woodburning fireplaces warm both the living room and the dining room. Unique to this line of the building, the apartment has an additional room on Park Avenue. This very large library has a planting terrace and handsome built-in bookshelves and cabinetry.
The bright and cheerful chef's kitchen is side-by-side with a breakfast area with built-in banquette. The countertops are honed Calacatta Tucci marble. Top of the line appliances include a six burner Wolf range with vented hood, Wolf wall oven and steamer oven, large Miele refrigerator and freezer and a built-in Miele espresso machine. The adjacent laundry room features a second dishwasher, SubZero wine refrigerator and icemaker, and Miele washer and dryer.
Access to the wide and gracious bedroom hallway is from the entrance hall or from the laundry room. The serene and elegant master bedroom, with hand-painted tea wallpaper, has two sets of doors leading to a lushly planted terrace with irrigation, Lexan glass panels and Ludowici Valencia terracotta tiles. One of the master baths has a view of the terrace, separate tub and shower and Calacatta Vision Extra marble. The master dressing room is fitted with several closets and leads to the second master bathroom with honed Corbata Nero marble. The second and third bedrooms have open southern exposures and ensuite baths. The fourth and fifth bedrooms have open northern exposures and share a hall bath.
Additional highlights of the renovation include five-zone central air; new soundproof windows; Sonos sound system with built-in speakers in all main rooms, and incredible millwork throughout.
Rosario Candela, New York City's premier architect of prewar apartment buildings designed 1220 Park Avenue. The full-service cooperative has a gym, storage and is pet friendly. The building permits financing up to 50% of the purchase price and there is a 3% flip tax paid by the seller.