A rare duplex masterpiece with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms plus 2 powder rooms and views of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York cityscapes!
Completely gutted to the studs, and meticulously renovated, rebuilt and designed by the legendary Tony Ingrao, this gorgeous, exquisitely detailed showplace boasts two sprawling stories of luxurious living space and overlooks lush vistas stretching all the way to Central Park South. With brand new oversized wood-framed windows lining the home's southern and western sides, plus additional exposure to the east, natural sunlight streams in all day and the views are mesmerizing. Both sprawling levels are accessed by an elevator with direct entry, as well as two custom floating spiral staircases created and imported from France and set on either side of the duplex. Magnificent elements grace every inch of the refined interiors and are truly top of the line. Most notable features include exquisite stone floors, dramatic recessed ceilings with rich wood beams, striking coffered and oval ceilings, gold and platinum leaf accents, remarkable custom lighting, 4 wood burning fireplaces, tasteful custom built-ins, state-of-the-art HVAC, and lavish materials throughout. The grand main level exudes elegance and affords a perfect layout for lavish entertaining. Hold large-scale gatherings effortlessly in the enormous living room with a fireplace, or host guests in the additional living/dining area separated by pocket doors, adjoined by an open chef's dream kitchen. The huge, spectacular cook's quarters is appointed with custom cabinetry, stone countertops and top-grade integrated appliances, and with a separate butler's pantry and service entrance nearby, easy serving and grocery deliveries. Each entertaining area has its own convenient powder room as well.
On the second level are four spacious bedrooms each with ensuite baths, abundant closets, and a laundry room. The magnificent primary bedroom retreat is accessed by a private gallery and complemented by an oversized sitting room with fireplace, capacious dressing room lined with closets, and a "you must see it to believe it" custom spa bath with a soaking tub and separate shower.
One of the most exclusive residences in Manhattan, 990 Fifth Avenue is a discrete, intimate 6-residence cooperative on Fifth Avenue, located adjacent to the Metropolitan Museum and across from Central Park. Built in 1927 and conceived by the famed Rosario Candela and Warren & Wetmore, the handsome limestone doorman building epitomizes sophistication and is pet friendly. The prime address in the coveted Upper Eastside is minutes to the best attractions of NYC as well as fabulous restaurants, shopping and galleries.