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This exceptionally beautiful 13 room cooperative with 4 bedrooms (and 2 staff bedrooms) exudes pre-war grandeur and timeless elegance. Oversized windows, soaring coffered ceilings, custom millwork, French doors, and richly stained parquet floors showcase grand-scaled rooms perfect for entertaining and comfortable living. The private elevator landing leads into a welcoming foyer which opens to the public spaces: a classic wood-paneled library lined with handsome custom cabinetry, a majestic living room with wood-burning fireplace and an expansive formal dining room. The library, living room and dining room are enfilade and flow seamlessly. Twelve enormous windows face north onto 62nd Street and present excellent light. A stylish powder room and dry bar are also accessible from the foyer.
The bedroom wing includes an impressive corner main suite with sunny views north and west over Park Avenue. Adjoining is an enormous windowed marble bathroom and dressing area with several closets. Down the private hallway is a walk-in cedar closet and three large, light-filled bedrooms each with a renovated marble bathroom and abundant closets. Two of the bedrooms offer picturesque views onto Park Avenue.
A vast eat-in, chef’s kitchen with south and east facing windows is fully equipped and anchored by a large butcher block island. Top of the line stainless appliances include a Blue Star professional 6-burner range with double ovens, separate griddle, broiler, and vented hood. There are dual Subzero refrigerators, two Miele dishwashers, a wine cooler, an ice maker and a state-of-the-art, custom-built, temperature-controlled wine cellar for 750 bottles. A windowed butler’s pantry with stainless countertops provides more storage space and a sink for meal prep or catering. There is also a laundry room with utility sink, two sizable staff bedrooms and a full bathroom.
All rooms have through wall a/c units and the kitchen features central air conditioning. The entertaining rooms include built-in Sonos speakers.
555 Park is a distinguished, white glove cooperative designed by George and Edward Blum and built in 1912. The building has a gym, bike room and dedicated storage bins. 50% financing is permitted and there is 3% flip tax paid by the buyer. There are no summer work rules. This residence is also available for rent for $37,500.