998 Fifth Avenue, 1W
This extraordinary five-bedroom home on Fifth Avenue was exquisitely renovated using expert craftsman and the highest quality materials. The work was brilliantly planned by an award-winning architect. The residence features meticulously executed details and state-of-the-art systems. Boasting soaring fourteen foot ceilings and massive windows overlooking the fountains of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there are two entrances to the home, one with an exclusive 999 Fifth Avenue address. This handsome and welcoming residence with beautiful architectural details provides every comfort for contemporary living. The Great Room easily houses a grand piano and multiple sitting areas. It retains the original sconces, wood paneling and Tennessee marble floors as they have been restored. The light-filled, beautifully proportioned living room and dining room with wood burning fireplace and fourteen foot ceilings has enormous windows along Fifth. Through solid mahogany doors, one enters a beautiful master bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace, an oversized dressing room customized to hold the most elaborate of wardrobes, an en suite master bath with mosaic tile floors and marble bathing tub and shower. Each of the additional bedrooms has customized closets, baths with mosaic tiled floors and custom finishes. The inviting professional kitchen, also perfect for family living, has custom cabinetry and top of the line appliances. There is a separate wet bar and pantry and a home office. Additionally, there is a study or bedroom with a garden view, a laundry room and additional full bath, storage room, refrigerated wine room and art room. 998 Fifth was designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1910 and completed in 1912. It has been designated by the Landmark Preservation Commission as "the finest Italian Renaissance-style apartment house in New York City." A magnificent twelve-story building with limestone facade and oversized windows, once completed, the building attracted residents of prominence to move from private homes to apartments. Built to an extraordinary standard, among many other things, the building had additional steam-driven electrical generators as back-up to Con Edison services, a ventilation system for the kitchens, a vacuum cleaning system, concealed steam radiators and refrigerated wine cellars. CONTRACT SIGNED.
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