988 Fifth Avenue | 14-FLR
988 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10075
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| max financing: 90%
The epitome of 1920s luxury New York architecture by one of its premier practitioners, 988 Fifth Avenue tells the story of an unforgettable era. J.E.R. Carpenters 1925 masterpiece is a flawless example of the Italian Renaissance style manifested in early 20th century Manhattan.
Home to prominent New Yorkers from the beginning, 988 drew the attention of Sylvia Green Wilks, daughter of the legendary Wall Street scion Hetty Green. Even Grace Kelly, destined to become a princess, knew a palace when she saw one. She and Wilks were just two of the notable residents of this superb building.
This is one of only two condos of J.E.R. Carpenters design. As the preeminent condominium on the Upper East Side with only 13 residences, the move-in-ready 14th floor at 988 Fifth represents a truly rare opportunity to own the penultimate floor in this full-service building.
From a private elevator landing, enter the nine room apartment to marvel at the views over Central Park. The large marble gallery opens to the living and dining rooms, library, kitchen, and bedroom wing, as well as a perfectly appointed powder room. A sub-cornice creates a ledge below the windows of the 14th floor. This buffer assures tranquillity, and gives the illusion of floating above the park, transcending the hubbub below.
The apartments scale is grand in every way. Ceilings are eleven feet, and the many windows are wide and invite 360 degrees of light and views.. In the living room, four windows face west directly over Central Park, and two face north along Fifth Avenue, with views beyond the Reservoir to the George Washington Bridge. A large wood-burning fireplace makes this a room for all seasons. ... more on SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/OLRS80057