It’s Free to Look: 781 Fifth Avenue

  • 0016996 1 0 Its Free to Look: 781 Fifth AvenuePrivacy, if you’re spending $13.5 million, is a given. But rarely does an apartment facilitate privacy as thoroughly as this corner abode at the Sherry-Netherland hotel. Here, every inhabitant can always find places to hide.

  • Privacy, if you're spending $13.5 million, is a given. But rarely does an apartment facilitate privacy as thoroughly as this corner abode at the Sherry-Netherland hotel. Here, every inhabitant can always find places to hide.

    The master bedroom, according to the Sotheby's listing, is "very private," and not just with regards to the rest of the apartment. The him and the her get, respectively, "His" and "Hers" dressing rooms, which double as temporary isolation chambers. The bathroom, sensibly, features two "original Art Deco" marble bathtubs, for separate bathing. If the "fully equipped" kitchen and bar become too overwhelming, the powder room and coat closet, for a quick respite, are "conveniently adjacent."

    Even the help has privacy: The maid's room comes with an ensuite bathroom. And if the situation becomes too public to handle, you could probably create a diversion with the "state of the art lighting/music systems," and confuse your guests into leaving. — William Alden

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