A rare opportunity has become available to own this piece of New York history, a penthouse apartment offering three floors of elegant living and cultural significance. Built in 1908 by Pollard & Sternman and developer William J. Taylor, 863 Park Avenue is a classic Renaissance Italian palazzo masterpiece.
This exceptional penthouse triplex remains in pristine prewar condition. The dramatic entry way reveals an Allyn Cox muriel of the glowing shores of Lake Geneva and the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps. Its large formal rooms, soaring double-height ceilings, six woodburning fireplaces, and wood-panelled library are ideal for grand entertaining. The dining room, decorated with hand-painted 18th-Century wallpaper, can easily accommodate 20 guests well served from an ample kitchen and pantry. Original architectural details, beautiful hardwood floors, and an expansive floor plan further distinguish this unique apartment. A secluded top floor offers quiet space for work or family life while southern and western exposures on high floors provide bright natural light and unobstructed cityscape views.
863 Park Avenue carries with it not only the provenance of its architecture, but the history of its residents as well. Many great musicians, intellectuals, patrons of the arts, and members of society garthered at the apartment, giving it a vitality and history tangible to this day. The apartment was hung with important art works now in major museums and witnessed one of the first live television concert broadcasts from a private home. It is a truly remarkable property with a refined history waiting for the right buyer to make it home.
This Property is Marketed by Christie’s International Real Estate