This large apartment is located on a high floor of 40 Fifth Avenue. Built in 1929, this Neo-Georgian landmark is regarded by most to be the pre-eminent pre-war co-op building Downtown, perfectly perched on the South West corner of Fifth Avenue and 11th Street, one of the most desirable, serene blocks in all of Greenwich Village.
An extensive and thoughtful renovation has combined multiple units on the 14th and 15th floors to deliver a duplex home of grand scale combined with a sense of understatement and intimacy. Historic architecture with superbly proportioned rooms is seamlessly infused with every modern convenience. Three exposures - in an area known for low-lying buildings and townhouses - delivers exceptional protected light and views all day long. The humanly scaled views extend all the way to Midtown's Empire State Building and West overlooking Greenwich Village, the most desired of all neighborhoods with its unique mix of pre-war architecture, tree-lined streets, parks, cafes and boutiques.
On the entry level, an expansive living room with a fireplace, dining room and open windowed kitchen expertly milled with limestone countertops and Subzero, Miele, and Viking appliances, delivers the perfect setting for elegant entertaining. Also on this floor are a home office and a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. An open staircase leads you upstairs (also accessible via the elevators) to a secondary living room, and a playroom. The Primary Bedroom features an elegantly appointed en-suite bathroom with an adjoining study/additional bedroom and bathroom and large closets. At the opposite end of this floor are two additional bedrooms - each with an en-suite bathroom - and a large, fully equipped windowed laundry room with full size washer/dryer, sink, SubZero wine cooler and custom storage.
This beautifully and tastefully appointed apartment features multi-zoned, ducted central air-conditioning, radiant heated floors in the bathrooms, two wood burning fireplaces (with the possibility of a third), herringbone floors, a sound system with in-ceiling speakers and exquisite Merit hand-crafted hardware throughout. Three basement storage rooms transfer with the sale. Apartments of this scale are extremely rare: this home represents a unique opportunity with abundant space, light and storage, in mint-move-in condition, in a prime location and building with the most attentive doormen, elevator operators, a live-in superintendent and private gardens. It's a quality of life that provides the ultimate sanctuary within the city in the most appealing and convenient neighborhood in town, moments from Union Square, Washington Square Park and so much more.
Please note: Weekend showings are not permitted by the building.