Tour 212 Fifth Avenue – Touted as “NYC’s Most Powerful Address”

Since the 1850s, the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Madison Square — with its distinguished brownstones, elegant townhouses, and majestic mansions — has been a center of sophistication and influence.

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The building at 212 Fifth Avenue, designed in 1912 as commercial space by renowned architects Schwartz & Gross and masterfully restored by Helpern Architects, combines proportions and architectural features rarely seen in juxtaposition today.

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Beneath a striking crenellated parapet, the 24-story structure is clad in stately terra cotta.

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The spaces within — open, expansive, and inspiringly loftlike — feature double-sized windows offering iconic views of the Flatiron Building, MetLife Tower Clock, the Empire State Building, sunsets, the colorful landscape of Madison Square Park, and the ever-changing lights of downtown.

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Each home at 212 Fifth is an inspiring, utterly modern celebration of space, light, and distinguished design by the internationally acclaimed firm of Pembrooke & Ives.

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Stylish living areas radiate from the foyer, which boasts classic floors of bookmatched marble.

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Private quarters are well separated to further their sense of personal seclusion.

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Thresholds are generous, and elegant custom-made brass-finish door handles are based on a Walter Gropius design. Floors are clad in solid rift-and-quartered oak in an oversized Chevron pattern.

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Each four-bedroom residence features an enclosed kitchen with an island and countertops of Calacatta marble, custom-designed milled-wood cabinets, and state-of-the-art appliances.

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The two- and three-bedroom residences feature open kitchens with a simplified elegance, with appliances that “disappear” behind milled-wood cabinets and discreetly integrated cooking surfaces.

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Baths are at once modern, tranquil, and indulgent, with wide sycamore vanities, freestanding Lacava tubs, polished Thassos stone floors, Carrara marble walls, and grey marble tilework in the master suites.

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Tubs surrounded by opaque glass and white lacquered cabinets can be found in each guest bath.

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Residents of 212 Fifth benefit from a host of desirable amenities: a dedicated 24-hour concierge, valet parking, a stylish lounge, a plush screening room, a sophisticated boardroom, a spacious playroom for children, a game room for anyone young at heart, a state-of-the-art gym facility, a golf simulator, rooms for classes and spa treatments, a catering kitchen, bicycle storage, and refrigeration for food deliveries.

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In addition, residents may choose to purchase staff studio apartments and private storage units. Rich with history and cachet, the landmarked neighborhood remains one of the city’s most enviable. . Stylish boutiques are steps away, as are attractions for the gourmet, from Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Café, Craft, and Eataly to the illustrious Eleven Madison Park.

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Re-envisioned by some of today’s greatest residential innovators, 212 Fifth is once again a coveted address that epitomizes the magic of Manhattan.

212 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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