An apartment occupying the entire 10th floor of a Fifth Avenue building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®. The “impeccably renovated” space with views of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is going for $27.5 million.
The luxury abode with four beds and 5.5 baths boasts a full remodel by designer Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios. Completed in two years, the update succeeded in “preserving the key details and flow of the original space while incorporating 21st-century living and technology,” according to the listing.
“It’s one of the most magnificent renovations,” says listing agent Mary Beth Flynn of Brown Harris Stevens. “I’ve seen [many] renovated properties. This is so classic, it’s so tasteful.”
She notes that the owners, who updated the space for themselves, bought the place about 10 years ago. Now, a buyer won’t have to withstand the dust and approvals a renovation entails, and can instead move right in.
The 5,000-square-foot home is entered by a private elevator. The entry opens to a 26-foot gallery. Featuring restored marble floors and casement windows, the space offers views of Fifth Avenue. It’s adjacent to the library and dining room.
For dinner parties, the elegant dining area opens to the living room through glass pocket doors, so the space can easily expand.
At more low-key times, the main kitchen is the place to be, with a center island and top-of-the-line equipment. Plus, the cooking area includes a butler’s pantry and bar. The kitchen also opens to a family room with dining banquette and home office.
The expansive master suite includes a second room for a sitting area or private office. There’s also a luxurious marble bath with a deck tub and separate shower, along with a mosaic tile floor.
Designed in 1930 by architect Emory Roth, the building features 17 stories and 18 residential units. Residents enjoy 24/7 door attendants, a private gym, and a live-in manager. The building is close to public transit, the Museum Mile, and shops along 86th Street.
Source: Housing Trends Feed