Rosario Candela Pre-War
NEW YORK, New York
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5 bed/5.1 bath
765 Park Avenue is a most distinguished cooperative and one of Rosario Candela’s finest pre-war architectural works. This Grandly scaled and beautifully renovated 14-into-10 room apartment is perched on a high corner floor and boasts wonderful outlooks and sun filled rooms. A private vestibule leads to an impressive Gallery flanked by a gracious Living Room with 3 large windows. A wood paneled Library with a fireplace overlooks Park Ave. The elegantly proportioned Dining Room also offers a wood burning fireplace and enjoys southern exposures over 72nd St. This significant home offers a pristine, Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen, a large Pantry and adjacent Staff Area. The private quarters are comprised of a luxurious Master Bedroom Suite with two beautiful marble Baths and a large Dressing Room. There are four additional bedrooms with ensuite Baths. Distinguished by its scale and grace, this home offers high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors and has been finished to the highest standards.
Library, staff area, fireplaces.
WHAT MAKES THIS A BUNGALUX
Ten-room pad on Park ...
- • A History Lesson (taken from Wiki):
- • Rosario Candela (March 7, 1890 – October 3, 1953) was an Italian American architect who achieved renown through his apartment building designs in New York City, primarily during the boom years of the 1920s. He is credited with defining the city's characteristic terraced setbacks and signature penthouses. Over time, Candela's buildings have become some of New York's most coveted addresses. As architectural historian Cristopher Gray has written: "Rosario Candela has replaced Stanford White as the real estate brokers' name-drop of choice. Nowadays, to own a 10- to 20-room apartment in a Candela-designed building is to accede to architectural as well as social cynosure."
- • The exteriors of Candela's buildings tended to be understated, particularly in view of some of the more exuberant styles popular during the period. However, he was considered a master of design when it came to the interiors. Many apartments were constructed as duplex residences with grand entry foyers; curved, freestanding stairways; and dramatic public rooms. Some of the designs, including that of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. triplex at 740 Park Avenue, were palatial by even the considerable standards of the day. That triplex, of more than 20,000 square feet "had, depending on who was counting, anywhere from twenty-three to thirty-seven rooms, the discrepancy caused by such questions as whether one included hallways and foyers the size of ballrooms, servants quarters, and the fourteen bathrooms".
- • During the Great Depression, work fell off dramatically and Candela received only sporadic commissions.
- • Since we do try our best to try to give a piece of design advice from of our listings as well, we want to point something out here: Perhaps lilac isn't your color (it isn't ours, as it goes poorly our Founder's skin color), but please try to bring some color into rooms. White and beiges are nice in theory, but they're stark to live in. Homes should be fun.
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AGENT / FIRM
Sheila Ellis, ONE Sotheby's International Realty
Serena Boardman, Sotheby's