An art-filled duplex at a tony Rosario Candela-designed building on Manhattan’s Park Avenue hit the market Thursday for $8.5 million.
Candela, an architect best known for designing prewar co-op buildings in the 1920s, was responsible for many of the most grand buildings on Park and Fifth avenues on the Upper East Side and on West End Avenue on the Upper West Side.
The eight-room Upper East Side spread is owned by art gallerist Lillian Heidenberg, according to property records, which explains the art-laden walls shown in the listing photos. Ms. Heidenberg bought the apartment in 2011 for $4.7 million, records show. She could not be immediately reached for comment.
The apartment has three bedrooms, a semi-private elevator and a “signature Candela staircase,” with an original bannister, according to the listing with J. Roger Erickson of Douglas Elliman, who did not respond to request for comment.
It also has high ceilings extending to almost 11 feet, custom designed lighting suited for the display of art, a wood-burning fireplace (that is currently accessorized with miniature sculptures that appear to be by the artist Tom Otterness), a built-in bar, new windows, a reading area, an eat-in chef’s kitchen and original moldings and floors. “This is truly a unique mix of contemporary convenience and traditional luxury,” the listing reads.
Included in the sale of the apartment is a storage bin and wine cellar in the basement.
Built in 1930 and located close to East 73rd Street, the 19-story building has a doorman, a resident manager and a gym.
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