Beyond Beautiful At The Beresford

By AP Connolly

This contemporary duplex, a collaboration from, a collaboration from John B. Murray’s fantastic talent and timeless aesthetic and Jennifer Post’s brilliant and sophisticated modern design, is stunning. The attention to detail in this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath is elegant, clean lines and unrivaled.

Enter #15/16A, and you are welcomed with southern light and open views over The Hayden Planetarium, Central Park, and the Midtown skyline. The dramatic staircase is an art piece that creates a double height for the library below, and ahead of the living room and formal dining room, or double living room, which have mesmerizing views of the city.

Enter the home on the 16th-floor, where you will find the inviting dining room with a butler’s pantry complete with a wine refrigerator, regular refrigerator, dishwasher, drawers, and storage for glasses. Also on this floor is a windowed chefs eat-in kitchen featuring custom cabinetry and a vented stove. You’ll find two of everything: ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and sinks with open views facing north and west to New Jersey. Endless counter space, cabinet and storage space, an office area, and a vast dining area make this kitchen a home hub. This kitchen is a true testament to timeless contemporary design and functionality.

Off the kitchen are a full bathroom and extra pantry area. A windowed den/TV room with open west views is between the kitchen and the living space. This room could also be a formal dining room if one desired a double living room facing Central Park. Completing the 16th floor is a beautiful powder room and mudroom/walk-in entry closet.

As you descend the stunning double-height staircase, you are greeted with the 15th-floor open library facing Central Park and the Planetarium. A cozy and comfortable space with a giant TV, it is also bright and unique with its views! The primary bedroom suite also faces the Park, the Planetarium, and the Midtown skyline and has both brilliant light during the day and incredible views at night. This suite is private with a luxurious spa-like bathroom and an enormous walk-in closet/dressing room complete with a refrigerator for evening snacks.

There are three more bedrooms on this floor, separated by an opaque glass pocket door, perfect for sleeping children or guests. Two bedrooms share a full bathroom with double vanity, and the third bedroom is en-suite with its bathroom. Each bedroom has a sizable closet and a built-in desk. Completing this area is a laundry room with full size vented washer, dryer, and extra refrigerator.

The unique features of this home are endless. There are 14 zones of central air conditioning, soundproof windows, a Lutron lighting system, and wiring for sound and automatic shades. Glass pocket doors throughout offer discreet separation of spaces while maintaining the home’s openness.

The Beresford is one of Central Park West’s most elegant and best-loved prewar landmark buildings. Designed by famed architect Emery Roth, it completed construction in 1929 and was converted to a cooperative in 1962. The staff is incomparable in their service, and there is a state-of-the-art gym. Pets are welcome. 
Info: Price is $21 million.
For more information contact Lisa Lippmann or Gerard “Scott” Moore at
Brown Harris Stevens, bhsusa.com

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