Prestigious Prewar Residence on Fifth Avenue and East 81st Street
Architect Rosario Candela gained renown in the early decades of the 20th Century for his designs of Manhattan apartment buildings, defining luxury in a way not equaled since his day. His work has set the standard for grand structures and lavish apartments occupied by New York’s most successful people.
. The historic 1926 building—the former Stanhope Hotel, which was converted in 2008 to a residential cond-op—is a prime example of the architectural richness of Candela’s style.
This magnificent residence on the seventh floor gracefully blends Candela’s classic signature style with clean, contemporary interiors designed by Studio Arthur Casa.
Offering a generous 4,825 square feet, the property includes a 4,357 square foot five-bedroom residence, a storage bin, and a 468 square foot guest or staff studio with a full kitchen, a bathroom and an attractive view onto a tree-lined East 81st Street.
In the main residence, a gallery with polished Italian rosewood paneling and terrazzo flooring gives way to a light-filled great room with a wall of windows overlooking Central Park and the magnificent limestone façade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The chef’s kitchen has been outfitted with Smallbone cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Sub-Zero wine chillers, a Miele dishwasher, and a spacious island finished in Carrara marble.
The sunlit master suite includes a large, luxurious bath and plentiful storage.
The apartment’s well-considered floor plan also features three guest suites with generous closets and a media or family room that could easily be adapted to serve as an additional bedroom.
Smart-home elements include a Crestron system controlling the audiovisual components, Lutron lighting, and electronic window shades throughout.
The building’s upgrade modernized the infrastructure to provide individually controlled year-round heating and cooling systems and a whole-building generator. Residents enjoy all the services of a white-glove prewar cooperative—including a 24-hour doorman, a concierge, and a fitness center—combined with the rare opportunity of corporate ownership.
Offered at: $14,500,000
Location: 995 Fifth Avenue, Apt 7S/1E, New York, NY 10028
Represented by: Roberta Golubock