Building: 720 Park Avenue
The Upper East Side has long been known as having some of the most expensive real estate in the country and the small enclave within Manhattan’s UES, Lenox Hill, is the perfect example of that long-standing reputation, with its palatial-like luxury apartment homes along its tree-lined avenues.
720 Park Avenue is a prewar cooperative building designed by Rosario Candela, known as one of Manhattan’s preeminent architects of multi-level luxury living during the 20th century, and the Cross Brothers of Cross and Cross, John and Eliot who had the reputation of constructing Art Deco style skyscrapers and upscale Neo-Federal and Neo-Georgian homes, estates and city homes of opulent grandeur.
The 17-story building is Neo-Georgian in style, constructed of brick and limestone and houses only 29 luxury homes, each with its own distinctive style and superb attention to detail. The building takes up a space of a full block on Park Avenue and the luxury homes have been renovated to adapt to 21st Century technology and living, but the character and gorgeous architectural elements have been preserved.
High ceilings, numerous fireplaces, winding staircases and gracious sitting and dining rooms are in each. Beautiful moldings, large kitchens and walk-in pantries and spacious baths were the norm then and now. Large terraces are off several of these stunning homes as is plenty of tall windows to let in light, cityscape views and views of the Upper East Side’s pristine streets.
Mahogany entrance foyers, stenciled walls and interiors designed by some of Manhattan’s and the world’s most recognized decorators (Mark Hampton, known as the “Valentino” of decorating) is reported to have had a hand in updating the elegant interiors of one the large homes.
From its green canopied entry to the grand homes within, 720 Park Avenue has been and is home to the very wealthy and is, as it was nearly a century ago, one of Manhattan’s most private, coveted and prestigious addresses.
Amenities at and features of 720 Park Avenue include:
• 24-hour doorman/concierge
• Private entrances and white-glove service staff
• Laundry in building
• Original prewar architectural elements/moldings in each unit
• High ceilings/hardwood herringbone flooring
• Large marble baths
• Large rooms/expansive floorplans
• Wood-paneled libraries in some units
• Close proximity to Upper East Side shopping, restaurants and museums
Building description provided by Ilan Bracha
- Laundry in Building
- Pets Allowed
|Facts||29 units17 storiesBuilt in 1928|
|Building Class||D4 Elevator Apartments, Cooperative (D4)|
|District||Community District 108City Council District 4Police Precinct 19|
|Floorplans||8 floorplans available|
|Documents and Permits||21 documents and permits|
|Sales Listings||1 active sale ($3,950,000 avg price)|
|10 previous sales ($17,122,000 avg price)|
|Owned by:||720 PARK AVE CORP - B|
|Architect:||Rosario Candela and Cross & Cross|