Fifth Avenue Living at its Finest
From location to design features, everything about Barbara Walter’s apartment screams luxury and convenience. The 11-roomed apartment is on one of Manhattan’s most prestigious locations, Fifth Avenue, just east of Central Park. It’s housed in a 14-story historic building with an Italian-Renaissance, palazzo-style facade designed in 1925 by acclaimed architect Nathan Korn. The building also has a 24-hour doorman and elevator service, ensuring privacy and security for the residents.
Property Highlights: Luxurious Living Spaces on the 6th Floor
Barbara’s apartment spans the sixth floor of the prewar, Italian-style building. It boasts over 3500 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
Upon entering the apartment, guests are welcomed by a tiled grand foyer leading to a spacious living room with 10-ft-high ceilings, herringbone floors, multiple seating areas, and huge picture windows that offer postcard-perfect views of New York’s Central Park.
Right opposite the living room and separated by a wide opening sits Barbara’s stunning library. It’s eye-catching from the word go, thanks to the red-lacquered walls with built-in shelves. The leopard-print carpet contrasts beautifully with the red touches while an illuminated, floor-to-ceiling mirror wraps it all together, creating this airy, luxurious space that just beckons you to curl up and read a book or catch a conversation.
Like the building it’s housed in, Barbara’s apartment boasts an airy, European-style design and décor elements.
Adjacent to the library is a large eat-in kitchen and an elegantly decorated dining area. It features beautiful peach pink wallpaper, a high, glossy ceiling with blue, Traditional-European-style dining chairs, and a round dining table. There’s a built-in pantry perfect for holding supplies for those formal dining days.
The Sleeping Areas: Private Oasis’ of Comfort and Style
The primary bedroom is a true oasis with large windows, ample closet space, and two spacious direct bathrooms. It has beautiful, traditional décor and design elements, including herringbone floors, wood-paneled walls, a built-in bed frame, and expansive closets with floral illustrations. The primary bedroom also features a fireplace and a separate office/lounging area just next to the large picture windows that offer excellent views of the eastern side of Central Park. There are two more bedrooms just a few meters down the hall, each featuring its bathroom and two staff rooms.
A Unique and Timeless Aesthetic
Barbara Walters’ former apartment has a unique charm that is hard to find in today’s modern and minimalist designs. The apartment’s grand millennial style incorporates classic design elements with modern touches, creating a timeless and contemporary space. It’s a stunning property that offers luxurious living in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive neighborhoods. With its grand millennial style and unique charm, it’s no wonder Barbara called it home for over three decades. This apartment is a unique gem currently listed under Alexa Lambert of Compass.