Fifth Avenue Pre-War Meets Downtown Loft
955 Fifth Avenue, a premier Rosario Candela pre-war building offers direct Central Park views.
Originally a Classic Six, with two bedrooms and two maid's rooms, the gut renovation of this apartment created an open space showcasing the flow between entertaining, dining and sleeping areas. Whether kept in its current configuration or returned to its prior and more classical layout, this home offers endless possibilities in a superb building and a spectacular location.
The owner, a designer herself, commissioned the iconic interiors and furniture designer Ward Bennett to completely redesign this apartment. Featured in several design publications, this open loft space with curved walls embraces sweeping views of Central Park. The designer's emphasis on industrial elements includes structural beams, theatrical lighting, terrazzo flooring and custom stainless-steel accents.
The grand living room stretches almost 30 feet wide, with oversized windows that look out onto the Park. With a wood-burning fireplace, this space is museum-like, with all furniture designed and placed by Bennett. Frosted glass defines the back of the living room space, and terrazzo flooring continues toward the dining area. The bedroom features a large square window looking out over roof tops and toward the Carlyle tower. Closet spaces are tucked into the bedroom and the dressing room, offering hanging, drawers and shelf space. The private bathroom is incorporated into the dressing room, and there is a guest powder room, as well.
The spacious dining room, with original Candela curved wall and windows gets plentiful, diffused light and leads into the eat-in kitchen, which can be closed by a pocket door. The kitchen is clad in stainless steel, with hidden cabinets offering an abundance of storage options. The original two maid's rooms were incorporated into the kitchen and function as an eat-in area as well as a den, complete with Murphy bed. This area also has a full bathroom. The flow of space in this home encourages free movement throughout and makes great use of the variety of spaces, light and textures within.
955 Fifth Avenue is a full-service boutique co-op with two apartments per floor, 24-hour doormen and a resident manager. Amenities include a stunning roof garden, a large gym, laundry and bike storage. An individual private storage room transfers with the apartment. Washer/dryers, pets and pieds-a-terres are permitted. Showings are Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM.
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