Listing of the Day
Location: New York City
Price: $14.995 million
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is one of New York’s most beloved spots. Locals get their daily runs in around the loop, and tourists flock there to take in the city views.
But it’s rare to get an unobstructed view of the spot from on high, and that’s just what this 10th-floor Fifth Avenue apartment offers. There are views from the living and dining rooms, plus the kitchen.
“It feels like you could run and jump into the reservoir,” said agent Jane R. Andrews of Warburg Realty Partnership, Ltd. “The front part of the apartment is like a Hollywood setting.”
But it isn’t a Hollywood set, but rather a historic building in the middle of Manhattan’s famed Museum Mile.
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“It’s right next to the Guggenheim [Museum]. You can see the back of it from one of the rooms, too,” said Claire Groome, also of Warburg, who shares the listing with Ms. Andrews.
The floorplan of the 10-room apartment is “very flexible,” Ms. Groome said. “A lot of the walls can be moved around.”
That means buyers can “come in and make [the apartment] their own,” she said.
This is the first time this unit has come up for sale in more than 30 years, according to the agents. “It’s been beautifully maintained,” Ms. Andrews said, with Ms. Groome adding that it has “old-world charm.” Still, a current buyer may look to update the space, Ms. Groome said.
This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment takes up the entire 10th floor of the 12-story building.
The apartment “has an expansive feel,” Ms. Groome said. “Every room is grand, with tall ceilings and a townhouse feel …. but although it’s very large, it doesn’t feel like you’re roaming.”
Extra-large windows frame the aforementioned views in the 27-foot-wide living room and the adjacent 18-foot-wide library, each of which has a wood-burning fireplace. There’s also a fireplace in the formal dining room, plus an eat-in kitchen, according to the listing.
The building offers a fitness center, the agents said, as well as a full-time doorman. The apartment has its own laundry nook, and the building also has a common laundry room.
Built in 1917 by C.P.H. Gilbert, a well-known New York architect of the time, the building between East 87th and East 88th streets was “one of the first apartment houses on Fifth Avenue,” Ms. Andrews said. “At the time, they were trying to convince people to leave mansions to come to apartment living.
To that end, architects were trying to duplicate the style of mansions and townhouses. That meant spacious apartments and very tall ceilings, she said. This building is limestone, with an ornate entryway and architectural details throughout.
Additionally, she said, builders would often take an apartment where they were working, but always on the ninth floor or above. That’s because the trees wouldn’t grow above that floor, so the apartments would always have a view.
"It’s always hard in New York to say something is forever,” Ms. Andrews said. “But these views are here to stay.”
A posh Fifth Avenue address has more than a few perks. Central Park and the city’s most famous museums are all within walking distance—just across the street even. The area also has some of New York’s top private schools, Ms. Andrews added.
Walk—or cab it—down 30 blocks, just south of the park, to find one of the world’s most famous luxury shopping strips. Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany’s await, as well as newer additions like Apple.
Agents: Jane R. Andrews and Claire Groome of Warburg Realty Partnership, Ltd.
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