1255 FIFTH AVENUE, APARTMENT 3CD
The Facts: Two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath 1,866-square- foot Upper East Side condo.
Asking Price: $2.5 million.
Charges and Taxes: $2,410 per month.
Agent: Amanda Jhones, Prudential Douglas Elliman.
In a 1991 New York Times interview, photographer Annie Leibovitz described her Upper East Side apartment as “just a book room and a couch room.” Well, yes … but the bookshelves reach up to fourteen-foot ceilings, and the views from that sofa skim the treetops of Central Park. Though the Times didn’t specify the address, she was likely referring to this condo on upper Fifth Avenue, which has gone through two owners since Leibovitz sold it in 1992. The apartment has been heavily modified since—it was joined with apartment 3E next door, and in fact that smaller apartment is for sale separately or with this one—but its basic appeal is unchanged: six windows fronting Fifth Avenue, about a mile of glowing hardwood floors, and a mezzanine from which to survey it all.