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955 Fifth Avenue, #7A

$4,900,000 ($2,085 per ft2) | 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 2,350 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Mar 25, 2019
    Days on Market 84
    Building Type Cooperative
  • Monthly Maintenance $7,498
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

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. Show more

Apartment Amenities

  • City View
  • Park View
  • Windowed Kitchen

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 955 Fifth Avenue

81

955 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 81, 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

24
Out of 44
+
31
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
10
=
81
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 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:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 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:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 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:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 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:
None 0 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 1938
  • 30 Apartments
  • 18 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1955
  • FT Doorman
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator
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Pros
  • Designed by Rosario Candela
  • Very few apartments
  • Pre-war
  • Across from Central Park
  • Close to Subway
  • Canopied entrance
  • Unusual partially fluted facade
  • Handsome layouts
  • Doorman
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Storage space
Cons
  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • Some window air-conditioners
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