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1220 Park Avenue, #PHB

$18,000,000 ($3,000 per ft2) | 5 beds, 6+ baths | Approx. 6,000 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Sep 8, 2019
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Monthly Maintenance $14,307
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

This magnificent 14-room home spans approximately 6,000 square feet across 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, expansive living room, dining room, library, and separate breakfast/family room off the kitchen. The residence features grand proportions, beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces off all public rooms, including 5 terraces and 8 balconies, 6 wood-burning fireplaces, and exceptional light from 65 windows spanning all four exposures. The home had undergone a 2 year renovation with the highest level finishes and mechanical systems, including Nanz and PE Guerin hardware, as well as solid core mahogany flame doors throughout.

There is a large storage unit in the basement included in the purchase.

A private elevator landing opens onto an elegant center gallery with lacquered walls, with open south city views through floor to ceiling French doors. A grand corner living room with Parquet de Versailles floors and Venetian plastered walls is anchored by a wood burning fireplace and lined with six sets of floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to window boxed Juliet balconies with unobstructed views down Park Avenue. The adjacent dining room, outfitted with herringbone floors, goatskin paneled walls, and features a decorative fireplace and double French doors which open onto an east-facing landscaped terrace.

The stunning oak paneled library has another wood burning fireplace and spectacular views of the midtown skyline, Central Park, and the Reservoir through its own set of French doors onto a landscaped terrace. An oversized and luxurious powder room, furnished with shagreen paneled walls off the center gallery.

The top of the line windowed chef's kitchen is appointed with black granite counter tops, white subway tiling and floor to ceiling cabinetry that maximizes storage space and is easily navigated with a sliding ladder.

Glass & bronze pocket doors open into a breakfast/family room. The top of the line appliances include 2 Subzero refrigerator/freezers, 2 additional Subzero refrigerator drawers, a 6 burner Viking stove and griddle, 2 Viking wall ovens and 2 microwaves (one is convection). The area between the kitchen and butler's pantry houses a double Miele washer/dryer and two 132-bottle wine refrigerators.

Completing this wing are a staff room and full bathroom.

The second level is comprised of four bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and private outdoor space. The largest bedroom occupies the southeast corner, boasts its own wood burning fireplace, and opens onto a 73-foot south terrace that spans the length of the floor as well as an additional terrace with Eastern views.

Completing the suite are a windowed dressing room with two closets and built in dressers, and a marbled bathroom with vanity. The second and third bedrooms have their own private terraces facing east and west respectively, while the fourth currently functions as a media room.

The entire third floor of this penthouse is devoted to a gorgeous master suite which has its own wood burning fireplace and is bathed in light from floor to ceiling French doors facing South and East and features spectacular city views from an oversized landscaped terrace.

The dressing room leads to a luxurious marble windowed bathroom with a double vanity, a soaking tub in front of a bay window, and a steam stall shower with floor-to-ceiling windows. Completing the master suite are 2 huge landscaped terraces with all four exposures and panoramic views, including onto Central Park.

1220 Park is a premier white glove coop built in 1930 by renowned architect Rosario Candela.

This landmarked building has 18 stories, 55 apartments, and a gym and storage downstairs. 3% flip tax paid by purchaser.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Great Lighting
  • City View
  • Park View
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Balcony

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 1220 Park Avenue

82

1220 Park Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 82, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

22
Out of 44
+
30
Out of 36
+
20
Out of 39
+
10
=
82
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1930
  • 55 Apartments
  • 18 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Health Club
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Fine location in the heart of desirable Carnegie Hill neighborhood
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Live-in superintendent
  • Some duplexes
  • Storage
  • Gym
  • Handsome rooftop water tank enclosure
  • Attractive lobby
  • Close to many fine schools- museums and religious institutions
  • Several terraces
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Across side street from Hunter College High School
  • Protruding and discrete air-conditioners
  • No sundeck
  • Mismatched masonry on upper part of side street facade
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.12 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.47 miles
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