This extraordinary home encompassing 2 full floors at the Park Laurel has the best layout and design. Spread out over approximately 7800 square feet inside with an approximately 1250 square foot terrace with Central Park views, it is that rare residence that offers complete privacy with the best in class service.
Designed by renowned architect Alan Wanzenberg, it features 7+ bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, a staff bedroom and 2 half bathrooms. The living and entertaining space (including the terrace) is on the 29th floor, while bedrooms and private space are appropriately secluded on the 30th floor. All rooms have grand proportions - it is truly the perfect layout with Central Park views from all major rooms!
From a private elevator landing, enter into the almost 30' long gallery off of which all rooms flow. The grand living room is over 40 feet long with 3 exposures, including direct Central Park views and open North City and Park views. The elegant paneled library has direct Central Park views, as does the large formal dining room.
The fabulous chef's gourmet kitchen has both a large eating area and is open to a "great room". This wonderful expanse of space takes up the entire South end of this floor. Off the kitchen is the planted terrace which has mesmerizing Park views and enchanting South City and Central Park South views. The terrace has plenty of space for cooking, dining and entertaining!
Completing this floor is a powder room for guests and a large windowed assistant's office with half bath, which also functions well as a mud room.
There are two staircases that lead to the 30th floor, one dramatic and architectural, the other off the kitchen for staff. It is also possible to take the elevator to the 30th floor, where the apartment is accessed off another private landing.
At the top of the main staircase is a wonderful screening room/library with stunning Park views.
The sumptuous corner master suite has direct Central Park and North open City and Park views. There are 2 large walk-in closets, a gigantic bathroom which has separate sinks, a separate room for the commode, a large soaking tub with spectacular North city views and a separate dressing area.
There are 6 additional bedrooms serviced by 4 full bathrooms on this floor, all of which have views. In addition there is a generous laundry room with 2 sets of full size vented washer/dryers. Behind the laundry room, facing West, is a well sized staff room with full bathroom.
The entire apartment has gigantic picture windows, over 9 foot ceilings, wiring for sound/shades and central air conditioning.
15 West 63rd Street, The Park Laurel, is well loved as a distinguished white glove, full-service building in the best location. There is a new fitness room, playroom, storage room and bike storage (both upon availability) and is located moments from Lincoln Center, The Time Warner Shops, and many of the Upper West Side's finest restaurants.
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Manhattan’s Upper West Side extends from 59th St. to 110th St., west of Central Park and is recognized as a diverse cultural area. Many residents have migrated to this area to enjoy the prewar family-sized apartments, brownstones, walk-ups, and extravagant new condominium buildings. Residents with children will find excellent private schools in this area and will benefit from easy access to both Riverside and Central Park. Culture buffs will be smitten with the proximity to Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, The New York Historical Society and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. There are numerous unique boutiques, specialty food stores, eclectic restaurants, and trendy bars on the Upper West Side.
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