15 East 69th Street #15AUpper East Side, NYC / $18,995,000
Grand, Graceful & Glamorous!
Perfectly located at the epicenter of Manhattan's most desirable residential neighborhood, 69th Street & Fifth Avenue, the Westbury Condominium's 'A' line apartments are considered the signature-line. The 'Jewel in the Crown' is arguably apartment 15A -- this aerie of serenity & quiet repose comprises eight beautifully proportioned, large-scale rooms (three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths -- originally four bedrooms, 5 baths), all wrapped by planting balconies.
The central focus of the apartment is a vast (40') marble center entrance/reception gallery (you can dance in!) burnished with Venetian plaster - perfect for entertaining on a grand scale and sophisticated, gracious living.
Also featured within: a 38' Living - Dining Room, an enormous Master Suite (with commodious dressing room/WIC) & ensuite master bath, Library/Media-room, two additional over-size Bedrooms with bath, Staff-room with bath, powder room, large and abundant closets throughout - all enhanced by high ceilings and crown moldings. Renovated to perfection, the apartment has been custom detailed with the highest-end fixtures & finishes. The Chef's kitchen is larger than found in many of the world's finest restaurants!
The apartment offers extraordinary versatile & practical space (approx.3900SF), easily reconfigured to owner requirements.
The city views/vistas are spectacular & unencumbered in all directions (best in the building), and the entire apartment is suffused with the warm glow of constant sun.
The 'Westbury' is in the top tier of New York's most distinguished, luxurious & iconic condominiums. Refined & elegant, the building exterior has been beautifully restored prior to its conversion to a world-class condominium in 2000. Since then, the Westbury has been impeccably managed & maintained, offering the very highest level of amenities & services among New York's top ranked, illustrious 'white glove' prewar buildings, including fitness center, over-size storage room & wine closet.
Uniquely cosseted on a leafy side street of one of Manhattan's loveliest park blocks, the Westbury has close proximity (or easy access) to the 'Best of NY' - private schools, shopping, museums, restaurants, riding & jogging paths of Central Park, Broadway & Lincoln Center!
Unlike Manhattan's newer luxury condominiums, the building has a glamorous and storied past. 'When New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world' (F.Scott Fitzgerald), from the 20's through the 70's, the Westbury Hotel was the 'home away from home' for many world luminaries -- from show business, finance and politics to European nobility.
Listen closely and perhaps you will hear within the patina of the Westbury's tranquil interior, the hushed murmur of voices -- from the regulars who gathered at the 'Polo Bar' or those who simply passed through to relax and unwind during New York's last 'Golden Age.'
Web #: 18398156
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Common Charges: $6,776.64
Real Estate Tax: $4,077.00
Mortgage Calculator Property Type: Condominium
Staff Rooms: 1
Staff Bathrooms: 1.0
Building Type: High Rise
Central Air City Views Park Views Eat-in Kitchen Wind. Kitchen Formal Dining Rm Balcony Washer/Dryer
Doorman Attended Lobby Concierge Health Club Laundry Bike/Storage Pets Allowed