730 Park Avenue at 71st Street
Circa 1928-1929 // ARCHITECT: F. Burral Hoffman, Jr. & Lafayette A. Goldstone // BUILDER: G. Richard Davis & Co.
Built in the Jacobean/Tudor style, this is one of Park Avenue’s most majestic prewar apartment buildings. Sandwiched between two of Candela’s greatest buildings (720 and 740 Park Avenue), Hoffman & Goldstone created a prewar masterpiece that might actually surpass its neighbors to the north and south. 730 Park was conceived and built at the same time as 720 Park, as the entire block front along the Avenue became available at one time. Observing the two buildings, there is little doubt that the teams of Candela and Cross & Cross worked together with Hoffman & Goldstone to coordinate these two buildings to create a stylistically pleasing whole.
The building’s first and second floors are given over to three large duplex maisonettes. Floors three through eight are comprised of three duplex apartments every two floors, ranging from 11 to 16 rooms. Floors nine through 13 are comprised of a total of ten apartments — a 14 room and a seven room simplex on each floor, and two additional large duplex apartments. Floors 14 through the Penthouse (20th floor) are an arrangement of about three apartments every two floors, mostly large duplex units with setback terraces. These penthouses mostly range in size from 10 to 17 rooms. The layouts are really quite spectacular.
Persons who have called 730 Park Avenue home include: Gary Cowger (GM Chairman), Ann Ford, Muffie Potter-Aston, Frank Biondi (Viacom), William Lauder (Estee Lauder), Adam Lindemann and Donald Newhouse.
WHAT A BUYER CAN EXPECT TO PAY: A seven room apartment will cost around $3M; an eight room around $5.5M; ten rooms will probably cost $10M+; and the really large apartments of 14 rooms or more will cost $20M+