#0638: USA, New York

Property #0638
Property #0638
Property #0638
Property #0638
Property #0638
Property #0638
Property #0638

    Description

    This amazing apartment is housed in an 1885 landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places, called by Connoisseur Magazine “New York’s most enviable address.” Greeted by a doorman, one enters a tile- and glass-encrusted Renaissance Revival jewel box created by J.A.Holzer, later the head of the Louis Comfort Tiffany's mosaic studio. The New York Times has called it the city’s most beautiful lobby.

    With a ceiling height of over 14 feet, this majestic home has retained all of its Victorian opulence - hand-carved woodwork, shuttered bay windows, parquet floors and stained glass windows marked Tiffany & Co. This apartment was the height of luxury in 1885 and so it remains today.

    Living/Dining Room - This room’s Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapered ceiling is true to the time. It looks down on a rare 7-piece Herts Brothers’ parlor set, a William Morris carpet in his original colors, an Orientalist seating niche, Wooton desk, leather-topped Aesthetic Movement table and fine 19th century art, sculpture and accessories.

    Bedroom/Study - The centerpiece of this dramatic room is an imposing Allen & Co. bed which has been richly accessorized to maximize both comfort and luxury. Along with a fine dresser, the room boasts an elegant 1880’s desk, well-stocked bookshelves and cable television. The room is lit by crystal and glass fixtures of the period.

    Kitchen - It's granite countertop, dishwasher, stainless steel sink and Grohe faucet provide contemporary ease of living. Stained glass windows echo its history.

    Bathroom - The cream-colored tiled bath with lincrusta walls has a pedestal sink and luxurious glass-enclosed shower with an overhead thermostatic fixture by Barber-Wilson.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful no
    Car available no

    This magnificent property sits across the street from Carnegie Hall and a short stroll to the Theater District in one direction and Lincoln Center in the other.

    Steps away from the 57th Street art galleries, the Museum of Art & Design and the Museum of Modern Art among other cultural attractions.

    Two blocks from Central Park and a delightful stroll to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Subways and buses to all parts of the city stop right outside its door.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x double

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 51
    Cleaning included no
    Final cleaning fee payable on arrival

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No Pets

    Services

    Doorman

    Activities

    Sports

    Hiking / Walking (5 minutes walk)

    Bicycling (5 minutes walk)

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (5 minutes walk)

    Getting there

    From JFK Airport--the "A" train goes to 59th and 8th (Columbus Circle), 3 blocks away.  From Newark Airport - the bus goes to the Port of Authority Bus Terminal at 41st Street and 8th, a short taxi or subway ride to this apartment.

    Subways - At the foot of the building is the N, R, Q and W trains; at Columbus Circle (3 blocks away) are the A, B, C, D and 1 trains.  Also, the 57 (a crosstown bus) and the 7, 20 and 104 bus lines (north/south buses).  Many other bus and subway lines stop within easy walking distance. 

    This apartment is 2 blocks from the entry of Central Park for pedicab rentals and 4 blocks to the entry for horse drawn carriages.  Taxis abound on the street.

    Guestbook

    We stayed at this fantastic apartment and couldn't have been more pleased with the location and accessibility to everything that we were interested in seeing.  It provided an easy walk to the Times Square area, theaters, restaurants and Central Park.  The building and apartment are very historic and Victorian in decor.  The owners have recreated their unit to  give the feel of the original construction refelecting the fact that this was one of the earliest luxury apartments built in New York city on 57th Ave. (Millionaires row).

    We highly recommend using your credits on this unit...you won't be disappointed.

    Larry and Norma S (24 Jan 2015)

    Great location, welcoming and helpful hosts.

    Chiara Nosarti and Cressida Granger (11 Nov 2011)

    A Victorian Gem on West 57th Street

    Incomparable property located in the cultural heart of New York City

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home)
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    Credits 51 per week
    Bedrooms 1
    Guests 2
    Min stay 3 days
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