The Ultimate Pied-a-terre
The Upper East Side is one of NY’s finest neighborhoods and Fifth Avenue at 78th Street is its epicenter. 969 Fifth Avenue was designed by architect Joseph L Raimist and built in 1924. It overlooks Central Park and is opposite the Duke Mansion which was built in 1912 for James Buck Duke. In 1958, the Mansion was donated to NYU. It is now used for its prestigious Institute of Fine Arts. A manned elevator rises to an entrance hall within the apartment. There is a gracious gallery entering a spacious corner living room with 4 picture windows overlooking the Park. It is a beautiful room that functions equally well for small gatherings and for formal entertaining. In addition, the apartment has a magnificent panelled library, a charming master bedroom, formal dining room and kitchen. A particularly important element of the apartment is the architectural woodwork which was carved in England and installed in the apartment by the master craftsman who created it.