With stunning direct views of Central Park from oversized windows, nine-foot, beamed ceilings and herringbone oak flooring, Residence 515/518 is a generously proportioned two-bedroom, two-bath home in Essex House, originally completed in 1931 in the Art Deco style, in the Central Park South neighborhood, easily Manhattan's most glamorous three blocks.
Designed for entertaining, the expansive living and dining area, with picture postcard views of Central Park, offers space for ample lounge seating as well as dining seating for twelve. Frosted glass pocket doors open to reveal the European kitchen with marble countertop and flooring, blond-wood-and-frosted-glass cabinetry, a deep, undermount double sink with disposal, a dishwasher and stainless steel five-burner electric cooktop, wall oven and microwave. Just opposite, behind sleek blond wood custom cabinetry, are the Sub-Zero refrigerator and abundant storage.
The entry foyer, with recessed lighting and a laundry closet with washer and dryer, leads to the substantial and well-appointed primary bedroom suite, which features two walk-in closets, built-in lighted armoire with sliding doors, a safe, a mirrored dressing vanity and blond wood shoji screen window treatments. The primary bath, with soaking tub clad in celadon ceramic tile, Waterworks fixtures and marble mosaic floor tile, features a slate vanity, a medicine cabinet and recessed lighting. The second bedroom, with two walk-in closets and a safe, easily fits a California king-sized bed. The windowed second bath features a tub, ceramic tile with a decorative border and molding, Kohler fixtures, recessed lighting and marble floor tiles. Residence 515/518 has three-zone central heat and air conditioning, and most utilities are included in the common charges.
Essex House owners experience the luxury of the grand Art Deco lobby, the fitness center with Technogym equipment, Peloton, sauna, steam and PRIMP beauty and spa experts upon request, bell service around the clock, optional valet and housekeeping services and the attentive staff of the Essex House hotel. Owners also enjoy favorable pricing at the lobby-level Southgate Bar and Restaurant as well as in-residence dining.
With its iconic six-story red sign and just across the street from Central Park, Essex House is surrounded by the cultural destinations of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), the Museum of Arts and Design and Carnegie Hall and by boutique shopping along Madison Avenue and at Columbus Circle. From Michelin-starred dining at Per Se, Masa, Marea and Jean-Georges to local favorites Zibetto Espresso Bar, Petrossian and Venchi Chocolate and Gelato, the neighborhood offers abundant restaurant dining and delivery choices. Whole Foods and the 57th Street Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays source fresh, organic and seasonal produce. Essex House is served by the 1, A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R and W trains.