Upper East Side Pre-war Co-op.
A palatial prewar masterpiece, this grand corner nineteen into sixteen room residence boasts perfectly scaled rooms for spectacular entertaining and everyday living. Fourteen of the rooms face on to the picturesque treetops on Park Avenue and 71st Street. There are seven bedroom suites including a corner master with two dressing rooms, seven full baths, two powder rooms and three wood burning fireplaces. The stunning home has a state-of-the-art renovation by Silver Rail with top-of-the-line finishes including seven-zone central air conditioning, Waterworks fixtures, raised doorways, and an abundance of prewar architectural details. There is a corner living room, formal dining room, library, enormous windowed eat-in kitchen, media room, entertainment room, billiards room, second kitchen, and two vented laundry rooms.
You arrive in the regal entrance gallery featuring marble floors and a sculptural, architectural staircase that extends to the upper and lower floors as well as a walk-in coat closet. The formal entrance gallery opens to the sprawling, corner living room which has a wood burning fireplace finished in limestone with a bronze trim and four oversized windows showcasing beautiful views. Adjacent to the living room is an impressive formal dining room that can seat twenty-four people for formal gatherings. Also off the elegant gallery is the library complete with original pine paneling which has been refinished, the second wood burning fireplace, a wet bar with a Subzero refrigerator and sink, and an en-suite powder room clad in Crema Marfil marble. A chef's dream, there is a 24 foot by 16 foot windowed eat-in kitchen with an expansive, informal dining area that can seat twelve people. The kitchen is superbly outfitted with custom cabinets, absolute honed, granite countertops, a Subzero refrigerator and freezer, Viking double oven, Viking six-burner range and griddle with vented hood, two Miele dishwashers and two sinks. There is an incredible walk-in pantry, china and silver closet and an abundance of storage space. Open to the kitchen is a 10'6'' x 13' additional media room with a built-in home office area, file cabinets and more storage. Also off the kitchen in a second windowed powder room and a large laundry room with a side-by-side washer and vented dryer and a mechanical room that houses part of the air conditioning equipment.
Up the sweeping staircase, beautifully finished with hand cast bronze spindles, is the upstairs bedroom private quarters. In the corner is the luxurious sun-flooded master bedroom suite which houses the third wood burning fireplace and has treetop views. There are two incredible dressing rooms - one of which is windowed and both having custom built-ins. The lavish windowed master bathroom is 21'9 long and has walk-in shower with two shower-heads, a deep soaking tub, two sinks and a separate water closet. The second bedroom suite overlooks Park Avenue and has an en-suite windowed bathroom and a large closet space. The third and fourth bedroom suites overlook tree-lined 71st Street and feature en-suite windowed bathrooms, incredible closet space and have an adjacent study outside of the bedrooms. The fourth bedroom also has an oversized dressing room. There is also a back staircase that leads back to the kitchen.
Down another set of stairs from the main level is the lower level of the home. A limestone gallery opens onto a massive 23'4 long entertainment room overlooking Park Avenue. There is also a billiards room and a second full kitchen with a breakfast area with a banquette. It is equipped with a Subzero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, Viking oven and four burner range with vented hood, Miele dishwasher and three large pantry closets. There are three additional bedroom suites all with excellent closet space and three windowed full bathrooms as well as another laundry area with a vented Maytag washer/dryer. There are two storage bins and a wine cellar.
Perfectly situated in the heart of one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in New York City, 730 Park Avenue is a prewar white-glove boutique co-operative that was built in 1928 by F. Burrall Hoffman Jr. and Lafayette A. Goldstone in the Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Jacobean style and has only forty residences. There is a large renovated gym in the building, full-time doorman, and a live-in resident manager. There is a 3% flip tax paid by the purchaser and financing is not allowed.