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Real Estate Showcase - Libraries and Wine Cellars



The 12 full-floor homes at 823 Park range from 4,184 to 7,500 square feet and include a spectacular triplex penthouse with three enormous terraces and wood-paneled library with a working fireplace next to the large living room with yet another fireplace—both set along 50 feet of Park Avenue frontage. The building features private wine storage in a climate-controlled cellar. This extraordinary residence boasts oak wood floors and custom windows trimmed in mahogany. The eat-in kitchen, with three big windows facing south, is stocked with top-shelf appliances, green marble worktops and your choice of oak, maple, or mahogany custom cabinetry. The marbled master bedroom features six closets (one is a walk-in) ready for customization. The polished marble master bath has a Waterworks soaking tub in front of a window facing west, a double-basin sink, bidet, and walk-in stall shower. What remains is priced from $12 million. OCCUPANCY SUMMER 2007.




Here’s your chance to snag a three-bedroom loft with your very own wine cellar at Richard Meier’s 165 Charles Street condominium off Washington Street. Coming in at 2,478 square feet, this full-floor unit overlooking the Hudson River features floor-to-ceiling windows, 21-foot high ceilings, and wide-plank Wenge wood floors throughout. The tower’s interiors are designed by Meier to the nth degree—and the Gaggenau-filled kitchen features Meier-designed cabinetry with Corian worktops. Oscar-worthy residential amenities include not one—but two swank lounges (one has a catering kitchen), a private screening room with 35 Meier-designed leather theater seats, an indoor infinity edge 50-foot lap pool under a 25-foot ceiling, and light-filled clerestory windows—all framed by a water wall, and two glass walls; one looking into the gym, the other into one of the lower level lounges. $5.399 million. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY.




All-day sunny from four exposures—this three-bedroom, three-bath prewar at 455 East 57th Sreet near Sutton Place boasts its original wood-paneled library, designed by Odile de Schietere, with illuminated bookshelves and working fireplace. From the moment you cross the threshold of this spacious apartment and pass through the lovely limestone and marble entry—you’ll find nearly 2,600 square feet of living space meticulously finished with European designer touches. The living room has a working fireplace and is wired for 5/1 surround-sound and a plasma TV—and there’s an adjacent formal dining room. The porcelain-tiled kitchen is made up of Snaidero cabinetry, granite worktops and appliances from Viking, Sub-Zero and Miele, including a washer/dryer. A recent triple-mint renovation includes bathrooms dressed in limestone with Lefroy Brooks fixtures (including oversized shower heads) and 11 auto-lit closets, one of which is a cedar closet, and two large storage rooms. $3.495 million. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY.


John Kapon, president and auction director of Acker Merrall & Condit, says “People today curate their wines like they curate their art, and as one of the oldest wine shops in America, we have a long-standing history of providing the finest wines and advice to discerning connoisseurs—such as those who will reside at 995 Fifth Avenue, where we offer our services.”