227 Central Park West, the Lolita, at 83rd Street- is an historic treasure built by eminent architects Thom and Wilson in 1888- the second oldest co-operative on CPW, second only to the Dakota. Its handsome facade is in the Renaissance Revival style with Neo-Grec and Queen Anne elements and stands out among its neighbors as a pristine and protected moment of preserved, honored history. The largest apartment within this magnificent building is offered for sale for the first time- restored and re-born to respect its inimitable history yet reimagined for today's modern lifestyle, convenience and comfort.
Spanning over 50 feet across Central Park West, Apartment 4AD is a majestic 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home with formal living room, dining room, and library all facing the Park. Designed to encompass two distinct wings; three bedrooms and two bathrooms along the northern corridor, united by the formal park facing three public rooms and pristine eat-in kitchen; also with park views, lastly joined by the southerly, grand master suite. This ingenious layout provides gracious divide for private family or guest bedrooms, lavish entertaining, and master bedroom tranquility.
Upon arriving at the proper entry foyer, a paneled hallway leads you to the first two bedrooms, or guest room and study, and the first king sized, sun filled master suite overlooking 83rd Street with a luxuriously designed bathroom timeless and classic materials in a New York vernacular such as hand cast subway tiles, honed Carrera marble, porcelain pedestal sink, and oversized step in shower and deep soaking tub.
The enfilade of gracious public rooms includes fifty feet of fenestration overlooking the mature trees of Central Park. The corner living room features a curved windowed bay, with a unique perspective north up the Avenue, meticulously restored wainscoting, and original marble fireplace mantel.
The formal dining room which was thoughtfully opened to the stunning eat-in kitchen seats 12 comfortably for dinner, and features a nearly floor to ceiling glass French door which provides an open view south to the landmarks of Midtown. The chef's kitchen was designed to complement the classic appeal of this remarkable home and every material was chosen to feel timeless and respectful to the period- from the checkerboard marble floors, to the stainless steel and white enameled custom cabinetry. Ingeniously open to the dining room and Park- yet removed enough so that the home chef may be accessible to guests but in their own perfect domain enjoying the light and treetops. A solid slab of stunning marble dining bar provide a front row vista formal dining and into the Park.
The library or master suite park-facing parlor completes the front facade and provides another glass French door with dramatic views, a second original marble mantel. This dignified room may be divided via its painstakingly crafted leaded glass and mahogany pocket doors from the living and dining room expanse to create a master suite sitting room or private lounge.
The epically scaled master suite is a calming world unto itself- several rooms away from the bedroom wing, and contains such resplendent details as restored 1888 brickwork, and offers a dressing hall adjacent to a beautiful master bathroom with deep porcelain tub and restored, backlit original stained glass window.
Among the many details of this once in a lifetime home include soaring 10 foot high ceilings, restored solid oak flooring and millwork, artisan crafted plaster and wood molding, cabinetry and trim work, new custom wood-framed double pane windows, sound engineer designed hard wired multi-room entertainment theatrical grade sound system with Sonos, and multi-zone central AC and heat for year-round comfort.
227 Central Park West is a proud member of the Central Park West landmark historic district. Built from 1888-1889, and meticulously maintained and preserved, 227 has recently undergone a thorough facade and window restoration and replacement. Such conveniences include a resident building manager, personal and bike storage, laundry, and is pet friendly.
Listed on Jun 20, 2019
DOM temporarily suspended
4 Beds / 3.0 Baths / - ft²
Total Monthly Expenses: $4,196
Exclusively listed with: Brown Harris Stevens Source: RLS
Michael S. Lubin
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