Long admired for the elegance of its impeccably proportioned apartments, 812 Park Avenue remains a highly sought-after white-glove prewar cooperative. Legendary architect James E. R. Carpenter’s thoughtful design of these duplex apartments feature an impressive Entrance Gallery with a sweeping staircase and distinctive areas for living and entertaining.
Accessed by a semi-private elevator landing, the sublime semi-oval Gallery with its elegant curved staircase opens onto the large Living Room with wood burning fireplace, an inviting wood-paneled Library, and a square south facing Dining Room. The Living Room and the Library both have lovely northern outlooks over the beautiful townhouses of 75th Street. The arrangement of the entertaining rooms through double doors beautifully integrates the gracious space. A Powder Room and coat closet are conveniently accessible.
Beyond, a service Pantry leads to a bright and cheerful Kitchen and Breakfast Room. The area, which also accesses a back staircase could be unified to create a sizable kitchen.
Upstairs, the private quarters include a lovely south-facing Primary Bedroom with a large en suite Bath and very ample closets. There are two additional Bedrooms, each with an en suite windowed bath and a large walk-in closet. Beyond, there are two staff rooms and a bathroom. These rooms can be combined to create a fourth bedroom suite, playroom or office.
This lovely sun-filled duplex features high ceilings, beautiful herringbone floors and period moldings throughout. The impressive scale and pleasing proportions of the rooms lend themselves effortlessly to gracious entertaining and elegant yet understated family living.
Ideally situated at the southwest corner of 75th Street and Park Avenue 812 Park Avenue features a classically grand lobby and a beautifully landscaped central courtyard garden. The building staff includes full-time doormen and porters, elevator attendants, and a resident manager. There is a recently renovated first floor fitness center that overlooks the beautifully planted garden. Pets are permitted and summer work rules apply (May 15th through September 30th).
No Financing permitted. 2% flip tax (payable by purchaser).