800 Park Avenue at 74th Street
Circa 1925 // ARCHITECT: Electus D. Litchefield & Pliny Rogers // BUILDER: Starrett Brothers, Inc.
This blog post marks the first time I have commented on a building that was designed by the team of Litchfield and Rogers. Built on a rather narrow lot of only 44 feet fronting 74th Street, there is a generous 120 feet on Park Avenue. The facade is comprised of a three-story stone base, with brick above. The most interesting visual feature is the patterned brick and stone checkerboards between the windows on the fourth and 13th floors. I really like this unusually exuberant accent on an otherwise very staid and traditional building.
As originally conceived, there is only one 12-room apartment per floor with a very gracious arrangement of rooms. As far as I can tell, none of the 4,500 square foot units have been subdivided. Ample, although not exceptionally large, the Entrance Gallery is fitted with a bank of leaded windows, and the closet and storage space is unusually spacious.
WHAT A BUYER CAN EXPECT TO PAY: Anywhere from $10M to $15M depending on floor and condition