20 rm | 8 br
INTERIOR: 15,000 sq. ft. (approx)
WEB ID: 00110358
tax (annual): $198,812
Designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1926, this 26 ft wide, seven story house was commissioned to complete the row of Georgian inspired and now landmarked buildings, that distinguish the glorious block between 68th and 69th St on the west side of Park Ave. Interestingly the owner of this handsome and refined house was Oliver Filley, the son in law of Percy Pyne, who owned the adjoining mansion at 680 Park. Subsequently 684 Park was specifically built to correspond stylistically with its neighbor. Both houses enjoy three stories of red brick set above a limestone clad ground floor and stand as a superb example of Neo-Georgian Revival style architecture in America. The interior of 684 Park encompasses over 15,000 sq ft of space and affords a glimpse at the grandeur & quality that defined luxury construction in the US during the early part of the 20th century. Elegant design and noble simplicity characterize the house and are especially apparent in the magnificent yet understated first two floors. Fortunately the mansion retains many of its lovely architectural details. Punctuated by elegant tall archways, the impressive marble foyer is anchored by a sweeping marble staircase with a stunningly simple wrought iron railing. The marvelous entertaining spaces include a grand Parlor with a dramatic expanse of three floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Park Ave, a walnut paneled Library and a series of impressive Gallery Landings. Original hardwood floors, numerous fireplaces with carved mantelpieces and soaring high ceilings abound. Flooded with light, the house also boasts an enormous garden terrace, a wonderful Roof Deck overlooking Park Ave, a huge elevator & the most magical outlooks over the expanse of leafy medians that comprise Park Ave. Both impressive in size and architecturally very significant, this house is ideal for sophisticated living & grand entertaining. Moreover, a buyer is offered a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most coveted houses on the UES.
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