House of the Day: Find Old World Elegance via Park Avenue


With the heap of indistinguishable, cookie-cutter luxury condos being thrown up all over Manhattan, there's nothing more refreshing to us than a classic, pre-war residence with a bit of character. And this one's about as classic as they come.

Situated on beautiful Park Avenue in New York, this $10.5 million, five-bedroom apartment boasts true Old World elegance. From its paneled library, its wood-burning fireplaces and stunning wrought-iron Juliet balcony, the home is filled with vintage details that can't be found in most new residences.

If you're concerned that "old" means "stuffy," then you'll be pleased to know that this sprawling, full-floor home is anything but. It's filled with ample light and space, from its decadent grand-scaled dining and living spaces, to its sunlit, south-facing bedrooms (decked out in vibrant colors), and even the apartment's generous chef's kitchen.

Frances Katzen of Prudential Douglas Elliman has the listing.

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