1220 Park Avenue, Maisonette
This rare, grand maisonette duplex of over 5000 sq feet +/- is a true home in prime Carnegie Hill. With the sleeping quarters and the majority of the living space on the second floor, and the kitchen and family room on the ground floor, this is townhouse living at its best – in a renowned, white glove Rosario Candela coop. There is corner exposure facing east over Park Avenue and south over quiet 95th Street, bringing in exceptional sunlight throughout the day.
Enter either via the prestigious building lobby or your own private maisonette entrance on Park Avenue. An entrance vestibule leads to a large gallery with a sweeping staircase. Off the gallery are a perfectly placed mud room and powder room as well as a large family room and an immense open eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar as well as informal dining. There is also a back staircase from the service area that leads to the second floor.
Upstairs, a large landing opens up to a gracious corner living room with a wood-burning fireplace and an adjacent study/library. Off of a long hallway are completely separate sleeping quarters, with three large south-facing bedrooms, including an oversized primary bedroom with an en suite bathroom. In total there are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on this floor, as well as a separate laundry room. The building’s passenger elevator from the lobby comes to the second floor entrance, allowing for easy access. The classic and flexible layout can be re-imagined in numerous ways. Additional features of this home include herringbone wood floors, through-wall air conditioning, endless closet space and private storage in the basement.
Built in 1930, 1220 Park Avenue is one of Carnegie Hill’s most elegant coops, known for the grand scale and gracious layouts of its apartments. The building has a full-time doorman, resident manager, private storage, bike room and state-of-the-art fitness center. This pet friendly building is located just minutes away from Central Park, Mount Sinai Hospital and a number of prestigious private schools, restaurants and museums. There is a 3% flip tax payable by the buyer.