Oversized one-bedroom apartment in the iconic Rockefeller Apartments. Situated facing the MoMA garden, the Rockefeller Apartments has been described as “the most beautiful residential building in Manhattan.”
Apartment 4a faces the peaceful interior courtyard garden, which makes it pin-drop quiet in the center of Manhattan. The apartment is in perfect condition, having been painstakingly renovated in keeping with the original integrity and clean lines of the building. The gracious foyer leads to a large living room with a floor to ceiling window. Lacquered custom cabinetry houses books, television and a small desk discreetly concealed by a drop-down shelf. The windowed dining area has a lacquered credenza built for storage. There is a windowed kitchen with a Bertazzoni stove and Bosch dishwasher, drinking water filtration system, steel counter tops, lacquered cabinetry, and Vitsoe shelving. The large bedroom has a lacquered built-in desk with hidden file cabinets, and room for a lounge chair or stationary bicycle. There is a large walk-in closet/dressing room with custom-designed drawers, hanging areas and shelves for all your belongings. A beautiful modern bath was created with many of the original wall fixtures that include original medicine cabinets, mirrors, and hardware. Thru-wall a/c has been installed in the living room and bedroom and original parquet wood floors have been restored throughout. Two large additional closets and a linen closet add to the graciousness of the apartment’s plan. The building’s staff is beloved for its attentiveness and includes full-time doormen, handymen, porters, and a live-in resident manager.
The Rockefeller Apartments were commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller and designed by Wallace K. Harrison in 1936, the renowned architect of Rockefeller Center and The U.N. The architect arranged the apartments so they were all illuminated well, with the plan allowing 15 percent more air and natural light than other apartments of the time. Landmarked 40 years later, the coop is pet and pied-a-terre friendly. In addition to MoMA, the world’s best shopping and culture are at your door: Carnegie Hall, Central Park, excellent restaurants, theaters, Lincoln Center, and Columbus Circle. Local food shopping includes neighborhood groceries and Whole Foods, and all other amenities are within a block or two. If you are looking for an elegant and roomy, turn-key one-bedroom apartment in a coveted and centrally-located building, this is the apartment you’ve been looking for.