Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Among all the storied streets and boulevards in the world, few are as renowned and respected as Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, fabled and sought after for its Museum Mile, its proximity to Central Park, its spectacular architecture, and the luxurious apartments and penthouses soaring above its bustle.
New York, New York | Craig George & Kevin B. Brown, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Designed by the legendary Emory Roth and built in 1940, the 18-floor building at 930 Fifth Avenue holds its own amid its location’s illustrious history, displaying Art Deco and Italian Renaissance flourishes and serving as home to luminaries in the arts and business worlds for decades. This chic residence in what is today a desirable cooperative epitomizes all the panache of its eminent address. Impeccably renovated, it more closely resembles a townhouse in scope, occupying three levels and featuring five bedrooms, a dining room, a library, a family room, a den, a lovely eat-in kitchen, abundant closets and storage space, and a spa treatment room or staff quarters. Hardwood floors and Venetian stucco walls contribute to the pervasive sense of timeless style.
Any cook will appreciate the kitchen, a light-flooded space clad in marble and boasting professional-caliber appliances—including a six-burner Viking range with a griddle, double ovens from Wolf, and a Viking refrigerator—an island, and a spacious butler’s pantry equipped with two dishwashers. The level above is dedicated to formal entertaining, offering a handsome library with a wet bar, a south-facing dining room that can accommodate well more than a dozen guests, and a powder room that combines convenience and style.
Located on the main level but consummately private, the luxurious owner’s suite includes a generous bedroom with a sitting area and a fireplace; a lavish bath with Waterworks fixtures, radiant-heated floors, and a discreet water closet; two impressive custom-appointed walk-in closets; and an easily accessed massage room or staff bedroom with a bath. Pocket doors throughout afford maximum privacy and versatility. The remainder of the private quarters are secluded on the uppermost level. Of these three restful spaces, two share a hall bath, while the third features walk-in closets and an en suite bath, making it ideal as an auxiliary owner’s suite or an especially comfortable guest retreat.
While the home’s design blends modern sophistication and classical elegance—with every detail masterfully conceived, crafted, and maintained—the residence also boasts an array of contemporary amenities, such as a state-of-the-art sound system, custom lighting by the award-winning George Sexton, central air conditioning, and motorized window shades. Just outside the building’s full-time attended door are all the restaurants, museums, shops, and other enviable attractions that make Fifth Avenue one of the most recognized thoroughfares in the world.