Inside Former Hotel Turned Lavish Central Park Home

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Built-in 1930, The BarbizonPlaza Hotel was designed in a modern classical style by Laurence Emmons, architect and decorator, who worked with the architectural firms of Lloyd Morgan and Murgatroyd & Ogden. Today, the building lives on as a world-class white glove Central Park home, complete with 24hr concierge, doormen, live-in super and on-site parking garage.

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Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group

The stunning residence features 50 linear feet on Central Park with nearly 3000 square feet of living space, plus an additional 175 square foot planting terrace. Inspired by renowned Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, the current owner spent two years transforming the space into not only a stunning art lovers’ showplace, but a sophisticated, stylized, and very sexy home.

Central Park

Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Greeting you at the entrance is an elegant Ming Jade rotunda with a scalloped ceiling and white Thasos marble floor. The dramatic 60-foot gallery offers the perfect space for fine art, sculptures, or any other collectibles. The massive 1100 square foot great room boasts 15′ ceilings, 8-inch rift-cut white oak floors, and an ornate cathedral ceiling, with enormous floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking Central Park and city life below.

Central Park

Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group

The split bedrooms with en suite baths are separated from the living space with ingenious center-hung paneled doors. The master bedroom has a gorgeous designer master bath with an enormous custom-walk in closet. There is a third interior guest room or den with private bath, perfect for family members who don’t leave or out of town guests. The onyx accented powder room is reason enough to never leave.

Central Park

Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group

The chef’s kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances and is open to the great room, perfect for entertaining. Last but not least, the amazing 50’ planting terrace is the ideal location for front row seats to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City Marathon, or simply watching the vibrant hustle and bustle of everyday Manhattan life.

Central Park

Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Additionally, this smart home has a state of the art Sonos sound system, custom Lutron lighting, multi-zoned central heat/AC, and four mezzanine storage areas.

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