Recently listed for $26,000,000 with Francine Crocker at Corcoran, a 14-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue is a classic (and grand) residence located within New York City’s most iconic residential co-op. Designed by Rosario Candela, the building was constructed in 1929 by the grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Known as the “Tower of Power,” the building was the subject of the 2006 book “740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building,” by Michael Gross.
Jackie (who lived there as a child), along with John D. Rockefeller, Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman, Loews Corp. heir Thomas Tisch, and fashion designer Vera Wang are a few of the building’s past and current residents. Singer Barbra Streisand was famously turned down by the board.
Residence 10/11C is complete with original details, marble fireplaces, and grand entertaining spaces – including a 36′ x 20′ drawing room and a wood-paneled library with a built-in bar.
The apartment has a private elevator vestibule that leads into a spacious 34′ gallery with marble floors and a sweeping semi-circular staircase. The 36′ x 20′ drawing room features a wall of four oversized windows, while the living room flows into a wood-paneled library that has dramatic views to the South. This room has wide-plank oak floors and is flanked by a fireplace with marble mantel like those details of the drawing room.
The formal dining room is decorated with decorative molding and chandelier medallion. A large Chef’s kitchen with an eat-in breakfast area is fitted with a Garland range, Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and a storage room. There is a large butler’s pantry with cabinetry to accommodate multiple serving sets of china, silver and crystal, as well as a bar sink, wine fridge and additional full-sized Sub-Zero.
The second staircase leads to the three staff rooms, a laundry room, office, bedroom and bathroom. The den and its powder room are also located on this floor. The upper level of the residence has four large bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, and a 740 detail of which two primary suites.
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