ARCHITECTURALLY STUNNING LOFT SPACE ON UPSCALE FIFTH AVENUE, ?WITH FRONT-ROW VIEWS OF CENTRAL PARK! A Fifth Avenue Rarity... This lofty four-bedroom gem, with broad, 50' treetop views of Central Park, is the former home of the great American portrait photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ. Leibovitz owned the apartment until 1992 (not long after she became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery), and the condo formerly Apartment 3CD has seen some meaningful revisions since then, notably an expansion into apartment 3E next door. Today, the soaring space encompasses 3,042 square feet, and even without its celebrity provenance, it's a keeper. This lofty 4-bedroom gem has an EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE LAYOUT and can easily and inexpensively be transformed into the layout of any discerning buyer's dreams. The apartment has a front and back wings with 2 entries and a second supplemental kitchen. It's current layout enables: * LIVE * LIVE+WORK * LIVE+INCOME * LIVE+GUEST/INLAWS An artistic type dream, this grand apartment is most accommodating to the conventional user. The 14ft ceilings and over 50' feet of pristine Central Park views allow an abundance of natural light to stream through six oversized west-facing windows. What else is there to ask?... The park facing space offers wide plank hardwood floors and an entertaining area that flows right into an open dining area and chef's kitchen. The kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances, custom white cabinets, and Caesarstone counters. Overlooking this impressive space and facing the park, the mezzanine is enclosed by glass railings and offers the option to be used as a media room, library, or guest room. The main level master bedroom offers an extended view of Central Park, an en-suite bathroom with double vanity and soaking tub, and includes an extended mezzanine space with a dressing area, powder room, and home office. A guest bedroom with a private terrace is located on the main level. EAST WING has two additional rooms with flexible mezzanine space, a supplemental kitchen, and a full bathroom. It can be accessed from the main entry or for private use from its own entrance. 1255 Fifth Ave is a Museum Mile PRE-WAR CONDOMINIUM CLASSIC. Built in 1925, it stands across the avenue from Central Park and in-front of the Conservatory Gardens and the Meer lake. Two blocks from the NY Museum and Museo Del Bario, not far from the Guggenheim Museum. The building has 52 apartments on eight floors. It offers a landscaped roof garden, exercise room, live-in super, 24-hour doorman, washer/dryer on each floor, private storage rooms, a bike room and easy access to transportation (busses and 2, 3 and 6 trains).
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Building Features 8 Floors59 Units

full time doorman
pet friendly
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$2,990,000 / $982 per ft²

Listed on Sep 14, 2020

46 Days on Market

4 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 3,042 ft²

Total Monthly expenses: $4,462

Maintenance: $3,100 / R.E. Taxes $1,362

Exclusively listed with: Compass Source: RLS


(917) 273-8613


(917) 783-0707

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