May 18th 2015
Paging “Downton Abbey” fans. This Gramercy Park apartment looks more like an English estate than a New York co-op. Located at 44 Gramercy Park North (h/t Curbed), each room is decked out with extravagant features that manage to outdo the others. Elaborate wood carvings, soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, fireplace mantels with sculpture work, the list goes on and on. The listing says, “There is no other place like this.” We think they’re absolutely right.
The apartment takes up about half of the 12th floor of 44 Gramercy Park North, a historic Tudor Revival building. The exterior style was carried much more lavishly through this apartment. Most striking is the living room, with 17-foot-tall ceilings and incredible stained glass windows. There are 14 of those hand-crafted windows throughout the home.
The woodwork is gorgeous as well, with wood floors throughout and wood carvings on the walls and ceilings. Even the living room fireplace features sculpture work.
The current owner has lived here for more than 46 years. As he stated in the listing, “This apartment changed my life.” Yeah, this definitely seems like one of those life-changing apartments.
There is also a 480-square-foot terrace with three different exposures. You get a view of the infamous Gramercy Park to the south.
The listing is now on the market for $6.35 million. The co-op was listed last April for $7 million and then lowered to $6.5 million by the end of the year. Think the third time will be a charm for this Gramercy Park chateau?