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257 Central Park West New York City, NY, United States

Loft like and fabulous this Central Park West home spans 40 feet on Central Park! Boasting unparalleled views out of gigantic picture windows from a high 8th floor, the vistas span from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir to the mid-town Manhattan skyline. Immediately upon entering, you are met with the awe inspiring views. Beautifully renovated with no detail overlooked, the primary apartment has a huge living room and formal dining room, a partially open windowed eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms, a windowed den and 2.5 bathrooms. The open living room and formal dining room are both loft like and elegant, and are serviced by a new wet bar with statuary counters and glass and wood cabinets. The amazing windowed chef's kitchen is partially open with views of the Park. It is outfitted in custom cabinetry and includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, vented Viking oven, and a Miele dishwasher. There is a large island which contains a second oven/microwave and comfortable seating for three. A separate area contains the full-size vented washer/dryer, large item storage and a generous pantry. A built-in desk, bookshelves, and filing drawers complete the space. The master bedroom suite is the ultimate in luxury and tranquility with spectacular Park views and endless custom closets. The master bathroom is a sumptuous spa like space with double vanity, fabulous storage space, extra large soaking tub with open West views and a very large glass steam shower. The two secondary bedrooms face West with lovely light and share a renovated hall bathroom. The den has both a West facing window and is partially open to the front of the home, but could be closed off as a fourth bedroom if needed. A perfectly placed new powder room off the gallery completes this perfectly laid out home! The apartment is designed for large scale entertaining as well as daily comfortable use and is both open and intimate. Several hidden and pocket doors are designed to transform the space, depending on the use. All major rooms are wired with in-wall speakers, Sonos, and Lutron-controlled lighting, and recessed lighting. As a special bonus, the apartment comes with a separate studio down the hall with its own entrance that can be used as a guest suite, a nanny or staff apartment, a gym, an office, or a combination of any of these! It has a kitchenette, full bathroom and built in Murphy bed. The Orwell House was designed by the firm of Mulliken and Moeller and built in 1906. It sits prominently on the corner of 86th Street and Central Park West. White glove, full-service includes 24-hour doormen, resident manager, a stroller room off the lobby, a children's playroom, central laundry, a bike room, cage storage, and a small private garage. The building enjoys a convenient location very close to major train and bus transportation, Central Park and an array of museums, shopping, restaurants and cafes. The building allows 50% financing, is pet friendly and allows pied-a-terres.


  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Partial Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • MLS: 19578582
  • Web ID: XW4VP2

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