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Prepare to be wowed by the views and grandeur of this rarely available full-floor, 10-into-9 room prewar residence, comprised of c. 3,600 sq. ft. with 3-4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a corner living room with show-stopping views of Central Park, a library, formal dining room, and a large windowed eat-in kitchen, located in a full-service boutique building in the heart of the Upper East Side.
As you step inside directly from the elevator, you are welcomed by a grand entry gallery with gorgeous, inlaid wood floors that connects to all main areas of the home, and leads to the sprawling corner living room with West and North exposures, offering panoramic views of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and the city beyond, and featuring a wood-burning fireplace with chic marble mantle. The living room is flanked on one side by an elegant wood-paneled library, adorned with custom shelving and storage, and by an expansive formal dining room overlooking Central Park, making it a perfect setting for grand entertaining.
The large, fully equipped windowed eat-in kitchen has marble counters and backsplash, custom wood cabinetry, and sunny East exposure through an oversized window, providing abundant natural light. Featuring stainless steel appliances, including a professional-grade 6-burner Garland stove with vented canopy, Bosch dishwasher, and vented Bosch washer and dryer. A Butler's pantry with marble counters and backsplash links the kitchen with the dining room, and has its own sink, an under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Miele dishwasher, Thermador Professional warming drawer, as well as wood-and-glass cabinetry and excellent storage.
The separate bedroom wing offers 3 bedrooms, all with windowed bathrooms, a separate home office or staff bedroom, and a home gym with raised platform to absorb sounds and provide cushioning, a ceiling-mounted TV, as well as a transom window for natural light. The spacious primary bedroom has dual bathrooms, each with their own walk-in closets. Bathroom features include glass-enclosed stall showers, and a separate soaking tub with whirlpool jets.
The large corner second bedroom has oversized paneled windows with East and North, and an en-suite windowed bathroom with ceramic-tile walls and floors, and a soaking tub. The third bedroom has beamed ceilings, oversized paneled windows with sunny and open East exposures with perfectly framed views of the Carlyle Hotel in the distance. It also has an off-suite windowed bathroom with glass-enclosed shower stall and tiled walls and floors. There is also a large home office with bright south exposure through oversized windows.
Other features include 9'5" high ceilings, custom recessed lighting, built-in speakers, and all solid-wood doors throughout, as well as through-the-wall air conditioning, herringbone oak floors, and beautiful crown and baseboard molding. Apartment also comes with a private storage unit.
Built in 1926 by architect Nathan Korn, 956 Fifth Avenue is a 15-story, limestone-clad prewar boutique cooperative building located on prime Fifth Avenue across Central Park, and convenient to world-renowned museums, restaurants, and some of the city's top shopping destinations. Building offers luxury amenities, including an attentive staff, 24-hour doorman, elevator attendants, and on-site resident manager, laundry room.
Pets and pied-a-terre permitted. 25% financing allowed. 3% flip tax paid by purchaser.