An exceptionally intimate home on tree-lined Park Avenue, with just 2 units per floor, full-time staff, and meticulous attention to detail. Off a semi-private elevator landing in this historic 1923 building, you’ll find rare pre-war craftsmanship, high 9+ foot beamed ceilings and wonderful natural light.
Through the proper entry foyer, enter a bright, open living space with original herringbone oak floors, chair rail molding, and a wood-burning fireplace with original mantle (possibility to turn into a gas fireplace). A large custom coat closet conceals your everyday belongings, and built-in shelving displays your favorite pieces. Large east-facing windows extend into a separate but open dining area, ideal for entertaining.
A stunning translucent glass door leads into the corner primary bedroom, which has both eastern and southern exposures with a view of the Empire State Building and a walk-in custom closet. The updated windowed bathroom has heated floors, a large glass shower, and offers additional storage space. High ceilings and a translucent glass door illuminate the second bedroom. Currently configured as a sitting room and office, it has a custom closet and an extra large south-facing window.
The galley kitchen is lined with cabinets for maximum storage and the adjoining dining room is flooded in morning light. The service entrance is right outside of the kitchen and makes garbage and recycling a breeze.
Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, 55 Park Avenue is a historic co-op, built in 1923 by the Fred F. French Company. Set on a tree-lined block, the building provides a 24-hour doorman and elevator operator, a live-in resident manager, excellent staff, and a central laundry room. There are only two apartments per floor, with mail and package delivery to your semi-private landing. This central location offers ideal dining, entertainment and transportation options. Pets and pied-a-terres are permitted on a case by case basis. A large private storage cage is included in the sale. There is a 2% flip tax to be paid by the buyer.
Julia Hoagland Team
55 Park Avenue, 8E