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ON THE PARK

Here’s your chance to own an apartment at what is now one of New York’s most exclusive addresses, One Central Park South. This 3,068-SF corner home, with three exposures and 11-foot ceilings, has herringbone wood floors with inlaid borders and classic Plaza Hotel brass hardware throughout. The enormous turreted living room overlooks Grand Army Plaza and the dining room is adjacent to a grand kitchen filled with appliances from Viking and Miele. The lower custom cabinetry is topped with Nero Marquina stone. Two large master bedrooms have ensuite marble bathrooms, each outfitted with marble mosaic-patterned floors that replicate the original hotel’s lobby floor, and feature Kohler soaking tubs, separate shower stalls, and double-vanity sinks. The library easily converts to a fourth bedroom. Even better, all the luxury amenities expected at a five-star hotel such as a spa, housekeeping, and room service are available to the buyer. $14 million. IMMEDIATE.

FELICIA DE CHABRIS & RENA GOLDSTEIN | 212-381-6513 / 212-381-3255 | HALSTEAD PROPERTY


CHELSEA MORNINGS

This Chelsea-meets-West Village townhouse is one of four new stunning homes at 150 W. 15th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The sprawling triplex features 3,116-SF of modernist interiors with unifying materials of reclaimed oak, metal, and glass. The large rear garden (560-SF) boasts a paver- and turf-pattern with a Japanese Ofuro-inspired hot tub trimmed in red cedar. The two bedrooms feature ensuite bathrooms dressed up in mahogany and back-painted glass and the master bedroom features one of the three signature glass and bronze fireboxes (think fireplaces). In addition to the living and dining rooms, there’s a large, fully built-out media center with four skylights, a firebox, and a wine cellar on the lower level. The chef’s kitchen has a cast-iron AGA range. Virtual doorman. $4.495 million. SPRING 2009.

BRIAN BABST | 212-937-1989 | THE CORCORAN GROUP


SOARING SKY HIGH

This 14th floor pre-war co-op at 340 E. 72nd Street between First and Second Avenue is made up of nine flawlessly renovated rooms with high ceilings and two outside staff rooms. Offering plenty of open city views, the generously sized living room features a wood-burning fireplace and is adjacent to the formal dining room. The library, filled with lovely cabinetry, also boasts a working fireplace. The master suite has a dressing area and large custom closets, and the two other bedrooms come with ensuite bathrooms. The enormous custom-designed kitchen is brimming with top-of-the-line appliances, a middle island, and a banquette for informal gatherings. Next to the laundry room is the maid’s room. The two outside staff rooms have additional monthly maintenance priced at $325 each, and are currently used as a private gym and storage. Of course, this white-glove building has doormen round the clock. $6.450 million. IMMEDIATE.

JANE ANDREWS | 212-439-4536 | WARBURG REALTY PARTNERSHIP


AGE OF INNOCENCE

Key-seeking buyers should check out 23 Gramercy Park South to see a 27-foot-wide, four-story Greek Revival mansion designed by architect William Bosworth who, incidentally, headed up the restorations of Versailles and Fontainebleau in France in the 1920s. Built in 1847, this 8,800-SF home has 23 rooms, including seven bedrooms, six staff rooms, three home offices, a formal dining room, a breakfast room, a family room, and a solarium. There’s a private elevator, as well. Throughout, there are meticulously detailed finishes, including marble mantles, mahogany doors, and a museum-quality stained glass skylight. The townhouse’s front rooms overlook the private key-access Gramercy Park, while others overlook the south-facing, fully landscaped garden. Its also has a full English basement—providing a perfect opportunity to build a private spa and indoor pool. $20 million. IMMEDIATE.

WENDY MAITLAND | 212-317-3660 | BROWN HARRIS STEVENS



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