A rare opportunity to immediately move in and to enjoy panoramic views of Central Park, the Reservoir, and the New York City skyline from a beautifully renovated, centrally air-conditioned corner three/four bedroom. Located high atop one of Carnegie Hill's premier prewar cooperative apartment buildings, Apartment 15A at 1170 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1925 by noted American architect J.E.R. Carpenter as an eight room, 3 bathroom apartment. A 1930 ad in The New York Times noted, “there is a quiet, restful feeling about these apartments — in their large, high-ceiling rooms, the careful finish of detail, the skilled but unobtrusive service.” This description holds true to this day.
The west-facing Living Room, a second Bedroom and Bathroom, and the corner Master Bedroom each boast direct park views and superb sunlight amplified by mirrored reveals, while the Master Bedroom and Bathroom, Third Bedroom and Dining Room each enjoy pleasing oblique views of the park and open exposures north to the George Washington Bridge. A large bookshelf-lined Entry Gallery opens to a spacious Living Room with a herringbone parquet floors, a wood-burning fireplace and a pair of window seats which provide an ideal perch from which to contemplate the beauty of the park and the reservoir. The corner Master Bedroom features two walk-in closets, custom cabinetry and an en-suite windowed Master Bathroom finished in an attractive marble mosaic. The second bedroom features direct park views, herringbone parquet floors and two closets. A Third Bedroom adjoins another en-suite windowed Bathroom, finished in an attractive marble.
A large corner Dining Room includes a wine refrigerator, custom cabinetry and another window seat. A Pantry includes a Miele Washer/Dryer, a marble-topped counter and excellent storage. The sun-flooded Chef's Kitchen also features marble countertops, a vented Wolf oven/range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, a Viking microwave/convection oven and custom cabinetry. A fourth Bedroom/Office adjoins a marble Powder Room, easily converted back to a full bathroom. The 2,225 square foot apartment features new six-over-six windows, nine foot, six inch ceilings and has been outfitted throughout with attractive custom cabinetry, wainscoting and bookshelves. Residents at 1170 Fifth Avenue benefit from full white-glove service as well as a fitness center, a bicycle storage room, and individual storage. The building welcomes pets and pied-a-terres. A storage bin transfers with this property. The building permits financing of up to 50% of the purchase price. There is a flip tax of two (2) percent of the purchase price. Apartment 15A represents a successful combination of classic J.E.R Carpenter style with every 21st century comfort.