Originally 6 rooms with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (see floor plans), this impressive 5 room home spans 68’ of bright southern exposure overlooking the double-wide block of 72nd St, and includes oblique views of Central Park from the Living Room. This exceptionally grand home is impressive in scale with generous room proportions, soaring 12’ ceilings, 4 wood burning fireplaces, 3 with original mantels, and many other prewar details intact.
The Living Room is currently open to the Dining Room, creating an impressive double wide space perfect for large scale entertaining. The majestic Living Room is large enough on its own for two sitting areas, and includes a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a fantastic set-back bay window with views of Central Park. The expansive Formal Dining Room is large enough to entertain a dozen or more guests for dinner and enjoys a wood-burning fireplace with the original mantel, and a huge sunny window. Both rooms are wrapped with a charming juliet balcony that spans more than half the length of the apartment and enjoy original detail including moldings, and shutter framed windows typical of The Dakota.
The master suite is nothing short of fabulous with oversized proportions, suitable for large furniture including a charming sitting area around the wood burning fireplace with original mantel. This room also faces south from a large window with the original shutter framed window. The romantic 2nd bedroom boasts generous proportions typical of some master bedrooms, and includes its own decadent wood burning fireplace and oversized shutter framed southern window.
This grand home is architect ready and an amazing opportunity to create your own vision of grand scale Dakota living. Other original details that remain in the apartment include the original oak floors, mahogany and ash moldings, doors, and door frames, plaster moldings and shutter framed windows throughout, as well as original hardware.
Designed by Henry J. Hadenbergh, The Dakota is a legendary icon of NYC living due to its incredible architecture and illustrious list of current and past residents. The Dakota architecture includes opulent finials, oil-burning lamps, and a manned sentry greet residents and their guests. From the elegant porte cochére entrance you can see glimpses of a fountain, located at the center of The Dakota’s beautiful interior courtyard. Once serving as a carriage turnaround, the courtyard now functions as a meeting point for the building’s four separate lobbies.
Inside the building itself, the apartments feature uniquely carved fireplace mantels, towering mahogany doors. French architectural details, popular at the turn of the century, are visible everywhere. Each apartment enjoys an enfilade layout, which allows rooms to be connected to each other through a traditional hall or corridor, offering an increased sense of privacy throughout.
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