Just yesterday, we covered a $39.5 million apartment at 778 Park Avenue, one of architect Rosario Candela’s many posh Upper East Side apartment buildings. Today, another apartment in a Candela-designed co-op—this one just a few blocks away from yesterday’s blockbuster—hit the market with a comparatively budget-friendly price tag of $8.5 million.
The apartment is a three-bedroom duplex at 770 Park Avenue, which isn’t notable solely for its Candela connection. Its lobby was designed by legendary interior designer Dorothy Draper, and it’s counted many a well-heeled Manhattanite (and one white-collar fraudster) among its residents.
This particular unit, located on the 12th and 13th floors, is owned by gallerista Lillian Heidenberg, which explains the collection of of artworks scattered throughout. And it was apparently tailored to her tastes: The listing touts the apartment’s many custom touches, including lighting meant to highlight the art, and a Downsview chef’s kitchen.
But some of the Candela flourishes—including an original staircase and moldings—remain. Other perks include a master suite with a windowed walk-in closet (alas, it doesn’t overlook much), a wood-burning fireplace, and central air.
- Listing: 770 Park Avenue #12/13C [Douglas Elliman]