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Graciously situated high above Madison Avenue on the ninth floor, this elegant and timeless eight room home in the Carlyle House has been meticulously renovated and only requires your creative inspiration. At nearly 3,000 square feet the classically inspired layout of this special home lends itself to the graceful entertaining and living that one associates with the history of the adjoining Carlyle Hotel
Imbued with the art-deco glamour of the Hotel, the semi-private vestibule of the apartment opens into a spacious foyer and extends into an enchanting gallery flanked by light-infused, well-proportioned rooms. Characteristic of the finest architecture of the 1920s, at one end of the grand gallery you will find double-oak doors leading to the wide and impressive living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace with stately stone mantle and three large double paned windows overlooking Madison Avenue and over to Central Park. At the other end the beautifully appointed and large formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests & easily accommodates an additional living area.
Adjacent to the dining room are an extensive butler’s pantry & kitchen, both custom-designed by Smallbone. They feature top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf gas stove, two wall ovens, a warming drawer & additional sub-zero refrigerator & freezer drawers & sink in the pantry. A comfortable, windowed, banquette area for in-kitchen dining completes this chef’s kitchen.
Three luxuriously-sized master bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom & two large walk-in closets, all benefit from fabulous sunlight. The master & second bedroom are both flooded with morning sunlight with an open vista to Park Avenue while the third bedroom/library, adjacent to the living room, receives unobstructed afternoon sunlight & wonderful sunsets with a partial views across central park.
Two maid rooms beyond the kitchen with connecting bathroom & servants’ hallway with washer/dryer complete this fine home. The dryer is vented to the exterior through additional ductwork & the kitchen & maids areas are cooled with central air conditioning. All other rooms have thru-wall heat/ACs. Nine bountiful closets (5 walk-ins) are found throughout the apartment & an additional storage unit in the basement, with added electrical for wine storage, conveys with the apartment.
The original prewar detail throughout the apartment has been lovingly restored or replicated: the beautiful herringbone floors, the plaster crown moldings, deep baseboards, solid wood doors & hardware are but a few examples. Ceilings & walls were all re-plastered & all plumbing electrical were brand new with a few small exceptions. An extensive list of improvements made to the apartment by the current owner during the gut renovation is available upon request.
The meticulous renovation that has modernized the space while respecting the historical context & quintessential ambience of The Carlyle, has enhanced the value of the home & provides a stunning blueprint for any successive owner. Together with the superior financial condition of the building resulting from its ownership of the retail space on Madison Avenue, this home on a high floor is truly a prized asset.
Exceptionally positioned one block from Central Park, The Carlyle House is located in the most fashionable part of the Upper East Side on Madison Avenue 77th Street & is surrounded by world-class museums, art galleries, high-fashion establishments, restaurants & the finest private schools. Adjacent to the world renowned Carlyle Hotel, Residents of Carlyle House benefit from access a-la-carte to every amenity of the discrete yet glamorous hotel including room service & in-apartment dining. The quiet, sophisticated aesthetic of the hotel is reflected in the lobby & elevator landings of the Carlyle House & its Residents enjoy easy access to all the amenities through a private connecting corridor.