After nearly 50 years in this unique Gramercy Park apartment, the owner is trying to find the right buyer.
"I have lived in this apartment for more than forty-six years — over 17,000 days. I have enjoyed every day. 17,000 days of joy. Now my wife and I would like to move on and let someone else have the pleasure of living here. We believe we have the longest frontage on Gramercy Park (about 88 feet) and the best terrace in the neighborhood,” a previous listing on StreetEasy for the 44 Gramercy Park North property reads.
The Tudor revival home, which features 14 massive handcrafted stained glass windows, was listed as far back as 2014, but for the first time is being offered as a potential combination unit between 12A and D.
Currently on the market for $6,250,000, the residence was once called an “architectural masterpiece" by New York Magazine, according to its description. Looking at its details it’s not hard to see why.
The 2,500-square-foot home features carved statues, moldings and vignettes; 17-foot ceilings in the living room; custom bookshelves with hidden storage; two fireplaces; and stone arches. Two of of its three bedrooms are large ensuites, and there is an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
The building is the “crowning achievement” of famed architects Schwartz and Gross, who are responsible for over 80 luxury apartment houses across the city. This apartment was commissioned by the owner and developer of the building.