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Apt. #1B at 23 Park Ave. is both unique and exceptional! At approx. 1500 square feet of living space, this garden level two bedroom, two and a half bathroom duplex has an array of possibilities. All it needs is vision and a contractor to make this a place for gracious living. The garden level has a living-room dining-room combination, a working fireplace, and a stage which leads out to a quaint sidewalk facing patio, providing unobstructed views of the iconic Empire State Building. The rear of the apartment includes a powder room, a separate kitchen, a pantry, a laundry room with a washer and dryer and a service entrance. The upstairs floor has two large bedrooms and two full baths. One is adjacent to the master bedroom and the second is through a spacious dressing area which can be considered a third legal third bedroom/walk-in closet or even a home office. The second bedroom has an atrium which overlooks the enormous living room and dining room areas below. With architectural modification and board approval, the atrium can be enclosed to create an additional room and square footage. Closets galore and hardwood oak floors complete this two-level home.Built in 1892 by McKim, Mead & White, with Sanford White as the partner in-chief, THE ROBB HOUSE-23 Park Ave. was originally the residence of retired businessman and former state assemblyman and Senator James Hampden Robb, and his wife Cornelia Van Rensselaer Robb. Design by White in the Italian Renaissance revival style, this 5 story palazzo was lauded a success. Upon its completion, Russell Sturgis, an architectural critic wrote, "the most dignified structure in all the quarter of town, not a palace, but a fit dwelling house for a first-rate citizen."In 1923, the townhouse was bought by the Advertising Club of New York to be its clubhouse, where Ad club members included the young Bill Paley, J.C. Penney, and Bill Bernbach, conducted business in the main dining room over lunch. It remained in their possess
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Building Features 5 Floors17 Units

elevator
intercom
garage
pet friendly
laundry
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terrace

$1,200,000 / $800 per ft²

Sold: Nov 20, 2017

-29.2% from ask / 296 Days to Sell

2 Beds / 2.5 Baths / 1,500 ft²

Total Monthly Expenses: $2,622

Exclusively listed with: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Assad Masri

assad.masri@elliman.com

646-505-6984

Listing Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate View Listing

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