The McKim Mead and White-designed 23 Park Avenue was built in 1890 as a private five-story mansion for James and Cornelia Robb. It's no longer private, but we're guessing the inhabitants of its 17 apartments are quiet types?and the residents of newly-listed penthouse #4NS would be above it all, anyway. The penthouse is asking $4.5 million and was recently renovated?so recently that the terrace is virtually, rather than actually, staged for the listing pics. (The rest of the staging appears to be real.)
The penthouse includes 3,000 square feet of indoor space and another 1,500 square feet of outdoor space.
The lower level is flanked by 6 floor to ceiling windows and features a Poggenpohl kitchen outfitted with Absolute granite countertops, an island with 3 stools, stainless steel clad cabinetry, Miele stainless steel dishwasher, Wolfe stainless steel 5 burner gas range, Miele stainless steel convection oven and warming drawer, Sub-zero stainless steel refrigerator/freezer and a Sub-zero stainless steel wine cooler. Solid wood floors of white bleached oak are laid on a diagonal and both the living room and the dining room have wood burning fireplaces . The lower level also offers a bedroom, a Carreras marble bath with glass enclosed shower and laundry facilities with a washer/dryer. Ascend the architectural staircase and arrive at the second level offering 5 skylights, a den with a fireplace and french doors to a set back terrace, a master bedroom suite with a wall of windows within a glass enclosed solarium and a spa style bathroom and a 3rd bedroom with bath en-suite. A spiral staircase leads you to your private roof deck oasis. The multi-zone central air and the wiring for sound are a far cry from the building's Stanford White days.
· Listing: 23 Park Avenue [Stribling via StreetEasy]
· On the Market archive [Curbed]