Harry Winston, the former owner of this superb full floor apartment, and the world renowned jeweler who sold Aristotle Onassis the engagement ring for Jacqueline Kennedy, gave dinner parties for 100 people in the grand entertaining space of this 14 room, 6 bedroom residence with 55’ on Central Park.
The splendidly scaled interior of 5,500 sq. ft. has original architectural details including soaring 10’6 ceilings, 3 fireplaces, herringbone floors and exquisite plaster moldings throughout and can be imbued with traditional, or fresh modern forms and contemporary priorities. The apartment has four exposures with spectacular views of Central Park to the iconic West Side skyline, Central Park South, and long north views of Central Park fill the apartment through 27 oversized windows along with glorious sunlight from four exposures. Situated on the 9th floor of one of Fifth Avenue’s most distinguished buildings, this rare apartment is one of only 12 floor through apartments in an architecturally significant building designed by Warren and Wetmore, with beautiful limestone façade in the Renaissance Revival style.
Accessed from the private elevator landing, the large entrance gallery immediately captures glorious views of Central Park through a wide doorway leading to one of the loveliest living rooms in New York. The corner 33’ living room overlooks Fifth Avenue and is surrounded by vast views of Central Park, including charming views of the sailboats on Conservatory Pond in autumn and winter. Filled with light, the room has superb architectural details including a wood burning fireplace, 10’6 ceiling, herringbone floor and lovely moldings. This grand entertaining space leads to the almost perfectly square, 21’ x 23’, large south corner formal dining room, which has three exposures, including glorious views of Central Park, the Central Park South skyline, and charming townhouse views to the east. This gracious room, also filled with light from morning until late afternoon, has a decorative fireplace, moldings, herringbone floor and ceiling height of 10’6. The elegant library, which is off the living room and entrance gallery, has rich wood-paneling with book shelves, and a wood burning fireplace.
The large square, south facing eat-in kitchen with oversized windows offers a 6 burner Garland stove with two stove-top griddles and two full ovens, a double sink, refrigerator/freezer, and has an abundance of counter space and floor to ceiling storage. The adjoining pantry, which leads to the dining room, has an additional refrigerator/freezer, sink, dishwasher, linen and silver drawers, and floor to ceiling storage. Off the kitchen is the laundry with washer/dryer, soaking sink and additional storage.
A beautiful 5’6” wide gallery, which is 64’ long with 10’6 ceiling and perfect for furnishings and art work, leads to the bedroom wing, including the double master bedroom, 24’ x 16’, with lovely side views of Central Park, and with wood burning fireplace, oversized windows, generous closets, and large en suite marble bath. There are five additional bedrooms off the gallery, one of which is currently a sitting room off the master bedroom, followed by two large corner bedrooms facing east, one with side views of Central Park, and each with townhouse views to Madison Avenue, and both are filled with east light and have large en suite baths. The remaining two bedrooms face south with wonderful light. All the bedrooms have an abundance of closets and there are five additional closets and a cedar closet off the long gallery.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a prime trophy apartment in a distinguished Fifth Avenue building with just 12 floor through apartments.The building offers the highest quality of service and security, and there is a fitness center and wine room.