This large one-bedroom, one-bathroom home was commissioned by the Rockefellers in 1936 to set a precedent of integrity and simple elegance in residential design. Enter through the classic entry foyer to find a spacious living area anchored by a dramatic near floor-to-ceiling steel casement window framed with plantation shutters. Off the living room, the dining alcove delineates into the windowed kitchen, updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The site of 24 West 55th Street was John D. Rockefeller's townhouse and essentially his renovation project that took on a new life and helped define an architectural period. This prewar building known as the Rockefeller Apartments, designed by Wallace K. Harrison, offers 24-hour doorman, central laundry, resident superintendent, and a picturesque common garden adjoining the two towers. With the Museum of Modern Art as a distinguished neighbor, one can enjoy the MOMA sculpture garden like it was your own, or be the first to enjoy the many exhibits and screenings. From interior features to location, this home offers a curated New York life, with the historic architecture of the Seagram Building and Lever House on 53rd Street, Central Park to the north, and Columbus Circle to the west and Rockefeller Center and Broadway shows close by. With numerous transportation options either side of your block, The Rockefeller Apartments are poised to benefit from the continued evolution of this compelling central location.
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