Music aficionados could be arduous pressed to discover a extra traditionally related spot for residing the excessive life in New York Metropolis than the house as soon as occupied by famend composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein.
Set inside lower than two miles of each Lincoln Heart and Carnegie Corridor, the two-story trophy property is perched atop a prewar limestone-and-brick constructing on the Higher East Aspect. The 21-story Artwork Deco cooperative, in-built 1929, options white-glove service consistent with its old-world glamour.
The maestro was in residence throughout a part of his lengthy affiliation with the New York Philharmonic, first as music director after which as laureate conductor. The Park Avenue tackle supplied a base from which the “West Aspect Story” composer and his spouse Felicia might host social occasions and lift their three youngsters.
Additionally identified for his philanthropic works and social activism, Bernstein made headlines in a 1970 concern of New York journal when he hosted an occasion on the dwelling in assist of the Black Panther motion. Visitors together with composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, singer Harry Belafonte and “Right now Present” host Barbara Walters mingled with Panthers’ wives.
Journalist Tom Wolfe’s florid description of the night gave rise to the phrase “radical stylish,” used to skewer rich leftists who gave fancy events for pet causes. Evidently, the Bernsteins weren’t proud of the essay.
The 6,300-square-foot duplex had loads of house for 2 pianos throughout the well-known affair and to carry Bernstein’s Emmys, which might ultimately quantity 11. There’s an extra 700 sq. toes of out of doors wraparound terrace that takes in panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan and Central Park.
The residence is accessed by means of a personal elevator foyer, which opens to a 34-foot tall gallery. Hovering ceilings, the unique wood-burning fireplaces and wide-plank mahogany flooring are amongst architectural particulars.
An over-sized formal front room, a library, a big formal eating room and a roomy kitchen, with a separate pantry/breakfast room and wine storage, occupy the highest flooring. The sunshine-filled solarium with a bluestone-tiled flooring, an addition since Bernstein’s time, supplies a sunny spot for casual eating.
A staircase results in the decrease degree bedrooms, a house workplace and a laundry room. The primary bed room has its personal fire and loo for six bedrooms, six full bogs and a powder room.
Constructing facilities embrace doormen, an elevator attendant, a live-in tremendous, upkeep and repair workers, a health middle and squash and basketball courts.
Condominium PHA at 895 Park Ave, New York Metropolis, is listed for $29.5 million by Bonnie Chajet, Allison Chiaramonte and Tania Isacoff Friedland of Warburg Realty, a founding member of Forbes International Properties. World-class eating and procuring are shut at hand.
The Bernsteins lived within the co-op from the early Nineteen Sixties till they bought in 1974.