Formerly the grand ballroom of the Barbizon-Plaza Hotel, this stunning residence features 50 linear feet on Central Park with nearly 3000sf square feet of living space, plus an additional 175sf planting terrace. Inspired by renowned Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, the current owner spent 2 years transforming the space into not only a stunning art lovers showplace, but a sophisticated, stylized, and very sexy home. One enters into an elegant Ming Jade rotunda with scalloped ceiling and white Thasos marble floor. The dramatic and nearly 60 foot gallery offers the perfect display for fine art, sculptures, or any other cherished collectibles. The massive 1100sf great room boasts 15 ceilings, 8 inch rift cut white oak floors, and an ornate cathedral ceiling, with enormous floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking Central Park and City life below. The 2 split bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are separated from the living space with ingenious center hung paneled doors. The master bedroom has a gorgeous designer master bathroom with an enormous custom-walk in closet. There is a 3rd interior guest room or den with private bathroom, perfect for out-of-town guests.and an additional onyx accented powder room. The chefs kitchen offers top-of-the line appliances and is open to the great roomperfect for spectacular entertaining and the grandest of parties. Last but not least, the amazing 50 planting terrace is the ideal location for front row seats to the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City Marathon, or simply watching the vibrant hustle and bustle of every day Manhattan life. Additionally, this smart home has a state of the art Sonos sound system, custom Lutron lighting, multi-zoned central heat/AC, and four mezzanine storage areas.Built in 1930, 106 Central Park South was built originally as The Barbizon-Plaza hotel, and was designed in a Modern Classical style by Laurence Emmons, architect and decorator, who worked with the architectural firms of Lloyd Morgan and Murgatroyd & Ogden. Converted to a luxury condominium in 1988, this world class white glove ultra luxury building offers 24hr concierge, doormen, live-in Super, 24hr security and on-site parking garage. Valet and Managing Agent on site. Situated in one of the most popular and quintessential neighborhoods of Manhattan with Central Park in your front yard, and short distance to the finest shopping, restaurants, cultural venues, and many City landmarks, this home must be seen to be believed.