Opulent, extravagant, and sumptuous; these are only a few of the words that can be used to describe the palatial 20-room apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue 7/8A, New York. Built in 1932 by architect Rosario Candela, this 12,000-square-foot home offers ample, unobstructed views of Central Park and has plenty of eastern and southern exposure.
Currently on the market for $59,000,000, this home features 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, massive pantries, kitchen, powder rooms, library, and a room-sized, fully fitted wine cellar. To access the second level of the apartment, you can use the impressive staircase that greets you when you first walk in.
The big, beautifully decorated windows let the sunlight in, which helps all the wonderful furniture details and design elements stand out. The intricate herringbone floors and the graceful, hand-carved moldings are among the most stylish and striking design details, while the superb fire mantles and hand-painted doors with bronze cast hardware complete the lavish interiors.
On the 7th floor, the apartment’s beautiful doors open to an impressive marble entry hall, which in turn offers access to a windowed gallery that boasts a sweeping staircase. On the same floor, adjacent to the entry hall and the gallery, you’ll find the reception room and the massive dining room, which offers breathtaking views of the park through its three huge windows.
On the next level, you’ll find the ultra-luxurious, 50-foot-long living room, which again has direct views towards Central Park. Relax in front of the fireplace or take advantage of the smoking room to enjoy an evening in, with good friends and great food. And for the perfect afternoon or evening, spend some time in the elegant, Baroque-style, leather paneled library, reading a great book.
The upstairs private quarters boast a gorgeous three-room master suite, facing south. The suite includes a dressing room, a sitting room with fireplace, and a spacious Bedroom.
The location of this property, synonymous with wealth and prestige, cannot be beaten. And this rare, stunning duplex is anything but. Its scale, amenities, and magnificent views make this residence one of the best in all of NYC.
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