Corner Condo on Park Avenue Completed in 2000, 515 Park Avenue only has 30 apartments on 43 floors. The limestone, cast stone and beige-brick tower, designed Frank Williams & Associates, is a Post-Modern CONDO building that seeks to carry on the Avenue's predominantly Italian Renaissance-palazzo (co-op) tradition. No developer has been more successful at marrying prewar-inspired design with thoroughly contemporary layouts and amenities than the Zeckendorf's, and 515 Park is clear proof of that success.
The building has the white glove service one expects when living on fabled Park Avenue with full-time doorman, concierge and valet. However, you also get the 21st century amenity one usually associates with giant, fishbowl-like towers; there is a gym with state-of-the-art equipment, a dining/meeting room with a fully equipped catering kitchen, and a library, all for the private use of the residents only. In addition, there are private, climate-controlled wine cellars and individual storage rooms.
The prewar-inspired design extends into the home where, from the moment you open the door, the herringbone floors harken back to the craftsmanship of a bygone era, while the light stain immediately tells you this is a contemporary apartment. The generously proportioned rooms and high ceilings enhance the airy feel of the home, and expansive windows invite light and great views of Park Avenue.
This original three-bedroom three and a half bath residence is currently configured as a two bedroom, (both with en-suite baths), separated by an oversized entry gallery offering maximum privacy. The home also has the large eat-in kitchen with, premium-grade appliances, formal dining and living rooms, and a generous library, making it an ideal place to entertain, or just to relax.
When entertaining it is nice to know there is a half bath for guests, a laundry room inside the home, and that the kitchen has a service entrance with direct access to the elevator.
Current upgrades to the apartment include fine wood working throughout, custom kitchen cabinetry, marble countertops, individual climate control and wiring for surround-sound stereo systems.
Despite its closeness to the Midtown Business District, the location of 515 Park Avenue is relatively quiet, but close to many famous stores, boutiques, restaurants and cultural institutions. There is excellent public transportation within a few blocks, and how can one overlook that Central Park is near enough to be seen from the living room.