Asking Price: $7,995,000
Rooms: 3 beds, 4,5 baths
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Rise to the 16th floor to be welcomed by a semi-private elevator landing, shared with only one other apartment. The elegant entrance, with its marbled guest bathroom and beveled mirror walls, leads into the majestic gallery space, a pass-through area ideal for hosting large receptions. From here you can admire the colors of the park and the ever-changing Manhattan skyline. Step outside onto the balcony or invite guests to the formal living room, where the divan by the bay window allows you to admire the 180 degree views of Central Park, all the way down to the Empire State Building and up Fifth Avenue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
French doors open into the formal dining room, which can host dinners for 8 people with magnificent southern exposures over the Frick Collection and its curated gardens. Adjacent to it is the black granite eat-in custom kitchen. No detail was overlooked when planning the cabinet space with convenient storage and pantry areas and a large central island with its concealed wine racks. The washer and dryer are discreetly hidden behind matching wooden panels.
The master bedroom is located on the south-west corner of the building and offers double exposures with unparalleled views. Crown moldings, hardwood floors and the en-suite windowed bathroom make it a stunning room to wake up in.
On the other side of the apartment one finds the home office/family room and the second bathroom, with a large tub and tremendous counter space. Further north is the second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Both rooms have direct park views.
No expense was spared in remodeling this one-of-a-kind New York City apartment. All bathrooms feature the same combination of Siena yellow, Carrara white and Belgian black marbles. The foyers and gallery’s refined stone work are reminiscent of Italian palatial villas as are the intarsia on most hardwood floors. There are two large walk-in closets, several closets in each bedroom and an armored walk-in safe. An additional maid’s bathroom is located in the service area. Furthermore, the apartment comes with two oversized storage bins.
900 Fifth Avenue is a 1960s white-glove white brick building designed by Robert Bien with two columns of bay windows. It has recently undergone a complete, 2-year long repointing of all the outside walls, thus securing it for decades to come. The lobby and elevators were redesigned with elegant wood panels and polished stone floors. The top floors offer a gym and two furnished roof decks. International buyers and pieds-a-terre allowed and small pets are welcome. 2% flip tax paid by the buyer.