Park Avenues stately 42-story, Emery Roth-designed Ritz Tower is elegance and gracious living exemplified. Built as a luxury hotel in 1925 and converted to a co-op in 1956, the Ritz Tower offers residents a myriad of five-star hotel services and an unparalleled in-house staff.
At approximately 2245 square feet, Apartment 10CD, is a truly lovely and spacious full-time home, or the perfect pied-a-terre, and the epitome of the refinement the Ritz Tower is known for. Although an estate sale, the apartment is in pristine move-in condition. Fully renovated and comprising six rooms, including two split bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, this South East corner-facing gem with its high-end fixtures and finishes exudes quality at every turn.
The large entry foyer with its David Hicks "Queen Bee" custom mosaic in Botticino Classico marble floor opens to a whimsical powder room, the huge primary bedroom, the grand living room, a coat closet and the thoroughly modern kitchen, which also is entered from the dining room and the public hall. Theres an easy flow from these rooms to the library and the media room.
The capacious South-facing living room is anchored by a fireplace with a French limestone surround by Chesneys, and featuresstucco veneziana walls and oak flooring bordered with inlay. Tucked near the entry is the coat closet.
Adjacent to the living room, the oak-floored formal dining room with beautifully textured wall covering easily can accommodate dinners for a dozen or more.
The luxuriously large primary bedroom, boasts two en suite full primary bathrooms, both with walk-in showers, as well as eleven custom closets with "invisible" doors in every one of the four walls of the room. One bathroom features Golden Onyx, Misty White marble and THG fixtures; the other Thassos and Crema Marfil marbles; both have Sherle Wagner sinks.
The South East corner library/office with the entire room enveloped in custom cabinetry and shelving of pickled knotty pine includes desk space for two. The East facing oversized window has a sight line all the way to the East River and beyond.
The media room with custom built-ins and large walk-in closet, is easily converted back to a second bedroom. Its ensuite full bath features Crema Marfil and Light Emperador marbles, Waterworks fixtures, and Sherle Wagner sink.
The kitchen features custom Wood Mode cabinetry and all Miele appliances: ovens, warming drawer. refrigerator, dishwasher, induction cook top and stacked washer and dryer. Two sinks and a large separate ice maker complete the kitchen. Countertops and backsplash are of Harvest Cream granite.
The charming powder room with its Botticino Classico marble flooring has P.E. Guerin fixtures and Sherle Wagner sink.
P.E. Guerin hardware is throughout the apartment, including their famous knuckle hinges.
The Ritz Towers resident services include lunch and dinner room service by an in-house chef, housekeeping, valet, laundry and 24-hour onsite maintenance services, as well as a party room, a new fitness center, U.S and International fax, safety deposit boxes, and a notary public available several days a week.
The building allows pets and pied-a-terres, and, rare for a co-op, purchase by foreigners, LLCs, Trusts and Corporate, with board approval. The maintenance includes electric and water. The building permits 50% financing, and there is a 3% flip tax.