It's rare for a high-priced listing to hit the market in the slow week after Memorial Day, but in this era of big sales followed by new big listings, maybe more sellers will disregard the traditional real estate calendar. (Hint, hint!) The latest to do so is a full-floor apartment at 944 Fifth Avenue, asking a whopping $50 million. The Times identifies the owner as a "private investor" who purchased the place 14 years ago and spent two years renovating it. The apartment, at 5,000 square feet, is now too big for the empy-nester life.
John Burger's brokerbabble on this one might even rival Paula Del Nunzio's for sumptuousness:
Located on a high floor of one of Fifth Avenue's most distinguished white-glove cooperatives, this stunning full floor apartment has 70 feet fronting Central Park and has been meticulously renovated throughout. Originally 15 rooms, this outstanding residence has been masterfully reconfigured and renovated by acclaimed designer Thad Hayes and was featured in Architectural Digest. With four exposures, the apartment is filled with glorious light streaming in from 30 windows. There are wide-plank oak floors throughout, soaring ceilings, traditional moldings and tall doorways?.A private elevator landing opens on to a vast gallery with two coat closets and a powder room. The grand 27-foot living room has a woodburning fireplace and 3 large picture windows providing majestic views overlooking Central Park. The adjacent library also faces the Park. There is an elegant square 23-foot formal dining room, providing a gracious entertaining venue. An adjacent Chef's kitchen has custom-cabinetry, soapstone countertops, and ample room for dining. There is also a separate laundry room. The sun-filled family room has built-in bookcases and offers a wonderful peaceful oasis. Overlooking Central Park, the sumptuous corner master suite has a fireplace, a large dressing room, a windowed walk-in closet and a beautifully appointed granite master bath. We can't load any of the listing photos, but here's the floorplan. And yep, that master bedroom walk-in-closet does have a window:
· Listing: 944 Fifth Avenue [BHS]
· The Gloves Are On [NYT]
· Fifth Avenue Mansion-in-Progress Officially Available for $72M [Curbed]