Inside Look: Park Avenue ‘Roman palace’ complete with frescoes selling for $7.5M - Metro US

Inside Look: Park Avenue ‘Roman palace’ complete with frescoes selling for $7.5M

Roman decadence comes to Park Avenue with this recently listed condo.

This apartment truly screams Italy, as it was designed by notable architect Leopoldo Rosati.

The listing, by Douglas Elliman, describes the $7.5 millionabode as a “Roman palace,” due to its 15th-century church columns from Rome and hard-to-miss frescos.

Those frescoes are also fromRome and areby Italian artist Roberto Radici. They include a reproduction of the ancient Pompeiian work, “Sappho”; “Venus, Mars and Cupid”; and other ancient Pompeiian images.

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More details are found throughout the apartment to match — such as polished marble floors in the foyer; a mahogany and brass fireplace; a herringbone floor made from Birdseye Maple that connects the library to the living room; a Giuliani stained glass transom set over the door leading into the second bedroom; and a marble sink with gold-plated fixtures and solid mahogany doors in the second bathroom.

Located at 521 Park Ave., the Upper East Side apartment is inside a prewar building that has had some famous residents over the years, according to Elliman — photographer Steven Meisel, Cary Grant’s daughter Jennifer and American classical pianist Byron Janis.

Check out the photo gallery above to see the apartment’s frescos. If you look closely out the view of one window you can even see what looks like a church — and what is more Italian than that?

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