Madison Sq. Park is one in all New York Metropolis’s well-known parks. By no means heard of it? That’s how the locals prefer it. The sq., which performed host to magnificent mansions alongside Fifth Avenue within the mid-Nineteenth century, shortly grew to become the center of one of many metropolis’s unique neighborhoods.
It nonetheless is.
Residential areas in NoMad, which stands for “north of Madison Sq. Park,” nowadays are increased than they have been two centuries in the past. That’s as a result of tall business buildings eclipsed the realm’s storied estates. The 20-story constructing at 212 Fifth Avenue, for instance, was in-built 1913, one of many metropolis’s early skyscrapers. The constructing’s neo-Gothic facade was fastidiously preserved and its workplace house transformed into tony residences virtually a decade in the past.
Now one of many condos is on the market. Residence 6A has three bedrooms and three.5 loos in 3,008 sq. toes — and commanding views of the park (52 toes with direct frontage, to be precise). The unit has 11-foot ceilings and king-sized home windows with a spacious nice room that may be configured right into a roomy lounge and eating space.
The principle bed room is behind the good room to supply most privateness; two others with en suite baths are separated by the corridor gallery and kitchen. All full loos have heated stone flooring, Carrara marble partitions, a stand-alone Lacuna soaking tub and a steam bathe.
Particulars give the residence its luxe really feel, such because the book-matched marble lobby and chevron-patterned oak flooring. The kitchen options 4-inch thick Calcutta marble counter tops and customized ash flooring.
The constructing, designed by Schwartz & Gross, has a facade manufactured from limestone, terra-cotta and brick with neo-Gothic and Romanesque particulars. It was restored by Helpern Architects, whose web site lauds the “rhomboid-shaped, trendy steel-frame construction as progressive as any constructed at the moment of exuberant enlargement within the metropolis.”
“This constructing is scorching, individuals like it, individuals are all the time asking about it,” says itemizing agent Ashley Reidy Quinn of New York-based brokerage Elegran. “It’s lovely.“
How scorching? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spent $80 million just a few years again to purchase three condos within the 48-unit constructing, together with a soft three-story penthouse referred to as The Crown. Two years later, he purchased two extra. Texas billionaire Edward Bass additionally purchased two flats.
“Individuals actually just like the boutique really feel of the constructing,” Quinn says. “These billionaires don’t need 250 neighbors; they need their privateness. They need the doorman to know them and so they need to know the doorman. There’s very nice safety that you simply don’t have in massive buildings, the place there are too many individuals working there, too many individuals out and in.”
Life-style facilities at 212 Fifth embrace the standard gadgets — 24-hour doorman, concierge, health heart and lounge — but in addition a yoga studio with a non-public remedy room, a golf simulator, screening and sport room and chilly storage space for contemporary meals deliveries.
The residence comes unfurnished, apart from window therapies all through. The promoting worth is $10.99 million.