885 Park Avenue is a superbly serviced white glove cooperative located in one of the most desirable residential areas of the Upper East Side. Perched on the south-east corner of 78th Street and Park Avenue in the middle of the 78th Street historic corridor of townhouses and schools, this originally 12 to 10 room home, redesigned by Robert A.M. Architects, boasts proper room arrangements, timeless elegance, and pre-war charm.
The private elevator landing opens to the tastefully designed gallery which gracefully separates the living room, library and dining room from the private bedroom suites. The expansive side by side open formal dining room and living room, which features a wood-burning fireplace, make for an exceptional space for fine dining and entertaining. Apartment 9A spans the entire front of the building, with four rooms facing Park Avenue. Off the gallery opposite the library, is the enormous eat-in kitchen with a comfortable media/sitting area.
The bedroom wing is separate from the entertainment rooms and may be entered through a hallway off the central gallery. There are four generously sized bedroom suites, each with excellent closet space, much coveted proportions, and full bathrooms. The south and west exposures from the sweeping master bedroom supply wonderful light throughout the day.
Additional details of the home include a guest or staff room with a full bathroom and a laundry area.
885 Park Avenue was built in 1927 by the renowned architects Schwartz & Gross. The Landmarked building is comprised of 39 units over 15 floors. Amenities include full-time doormen, elevator operators, service staff, a live-in superintendent, a generous fitness center, and basement storage.