Huguette Clark's Real Estate
NEW YORK, New York
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4 bed/4.0 bath
Apartment 12W is one of three separate residences in 907 Fifth Avenue owned by the late Huguette M. Clark, the copper heiress who died in May, 2011 at the age of 104. To enter this apartment is to be transported back to another era. Mrs. Clark resided here from the 1920's and it is believed that many of the rooms embellished with ornate moldings were designed at that time by French & Company in the Louis XVI style. The apartment stretches the full length of the Fifth Avenue facade of the building, offering over 100 feet of frontage on the Avenue and exceptional views of Central Park and the West Side skyline. Light streams through the nine oversized windows on the Fifth Avenue exposure. The magnificent 37 foot gallery features 11 foot ceilings, stone door surrounds, linen-fold panel doors and beautiful herringbone floors. From the corner master bedroom, one enjoys views over the model sailboat pond all the way north to the George Washington Bridge. While one needs to envision the apartment brought up to date for today's lifestyle, the bones are here for a unique and fabulous residence. Designed by J.E.R. Carpenter, built in 1915 and winner of the 1916 gold medal of the American Institute of Architects, 907 Fifth Avenue is an Italian palazzo style building with limestone facing. Its commanding location on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street across from the entrance to Central Park is highly coveted.
Views, architecturally significant.
WHAT MAKES THIS A BUNGALUX
The prettiest view of Central Park ... Ever
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