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Quintessential Upper East Side apartment with ‘private pet space’ seeks $7.5M

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The apartment was once owned by the daughter of Rosario Candela

Photos courtesy of Stribling

A Park Avenue apartment that practically screams “Upper East Side” has hit the market with a $7.5 million price tag.

It’s located at 850 Park Avenue, one of the neighborhood’s many stately co-op buildings, and was originally owned by the daughter of architect Rosario Candela. (While he didn’t design this particular building, he was responsible for several nearby, including the very exclusive 740 Park Avenue.) It has been owned by only one other family since then.

The seven-bedroom apartment is technically a triplex, although the lower level is devoted to just one small suite that was probably a maid’s room at one point. (It “has housed many a summer tutor, staff member and itinerant family member and/or friend,” per the listing.)

A grand foyer welcomes visitors into the home, and the top floor of the apartment is where three rooms for entertaining—a gallery, living room, and dining room, which apparently can accommodate 150 people—can be found. (“Major dignitaries, institutional leaders, significant sports figures and corporate scions have been honored in these spaces,” the listing notes.) The kitchen is expansive, with new appliances and enough room for a breakfast nook. There’s also an abundance of closet space.

The listing also notes this: “Pet-friendly details abound, with a built-in sheltered and festooned private pet space and a street-viewing observation stair deck, for full-time pet amusement.” Alas, it doesn’t appear to be shown in any of the photos.

The whole thing has been kitted out in a traditional style that very much matches the architecture of the space, which includes original crown moldings, French doors, frame-molded walls, and Palladian windows.

This quintessential Upper East Side co-op at 850 Park Avenue is listed with Stribling’s Knight Patterson Meem and Gilbert Simrall Meem.