Pre-war luxury in New York

Pre-war luxury in New York

The ageless charm of 630 and 640 Park Avenue

When it comes to luxury real estate properties, large modern lofts at the top of high-rise buildings with great views over the city skyline is probably what you’ll think about immediately.

Well, actually you’ll find great examples of apartment luxury even in pre-war buildings. Many limestone-clad properties at Park Avenue have been bathed and restored to their former glory.

Park Avenue is a sunny boulevard that runs parallel to Fifth and Madison Avenue. Brownstone row houses and modest apartment buildings were replaced by luxury buildings in the early 20th century. Around 1910, James E.R. Carpenter – who was a leading luxury multi-family-building architect in New York at that time – designed 630 and 640 Park Avenue – with similar floor plans – for Mr Spencer Fullerton Weaver. The apartment reminded a spacious country home featuring Brazilian walnut floors.

The long sides of the apartments designed by Carpenter –including the living room and the dining room – overlooked Park Avenue, which brought more light in the interior. Each apartment had four bedroom and six servants’ rooms.

The availability of these apartments removed buyers from the private house market. Apartments became New Yorkers’ favourite housing opportunity.

Apartment s at Park Avenue keep being high-status investment opportunities: an apartment can cost 23.5 million dollars.

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