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Who Listed This $9.5 Million Park Avenue Duplex Better?

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Welcome back to the feature where we take a co-exclusive listing (an apartment listed by two brokers from different agencies) and ask the question: Who Listed It Better? Send any suggestions in to the tipline.






















Sotheby's Brown Harris Stevens
The Design: "This nine room duplex has been beautifully designed and renovated. It is refined, dignified and in excellent taste; appropriate as a background for traditional or modern furnishings." "A thoughtfully restored and impeccably renovated large nine room apartment in an historic pre-war Park Avenue cooperative, this sophisticated and stylish duplex apartment is filled with light and offers expansive entertaining and living spaces."
The Living Room: "A grand entrance foyer with wood burning fireplace leads to the living room." "Double doors open to the living room with three floor-to-ceiling French doors that overlook East 76th Street and are mounted with decorative iron grillwork that evoke a feeling of European grandeur."
The Kitchen: "The custom eat in kitchen is large and well designed. It is a beautiful kitchen, fully equipped to prepare for large parties and family living." "The remarkable custom chef's kitchen is truly outstanding and is flooded with light from three east-facing windows. This incredible expanse, which encompasses the original pantry, kitchen and second maid's room, works also as an informal dining/living room."

In most cases, we'd go with the Less Is More approach and declare Sotheby's the winner, but as far as this listing goes, a little more effort would have been nice. "It is a beautiful kitchen" isn't really doing it for us here.

Brown Harris Stevens, on the other hand, seems really into this apartment, and the enthusiasm is, we have to admit, somewhat infectious. The brokerbabble goes on a bit long, never using one word where four adjectives will do, but still we're going with BHS on this one, for really committing and also because their pictures aren't all stretched out (ahem).
· Listing: 830 Park Avenue #9/10A [Sotheby's]
· Listing: 830 Park Avenue #9/10A [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Dueling Broker archives [Curbed]