It's Free to Look: 1035 Fifth Avenue

  • %name It's Free to Look: 1035 Fifth AvenueMeet your neighbors: Picasso, Matisse, Cezanne. For only $10 million—and the recommended $20 admissions fee—you can live just steps away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1035 Fifth Avenue.

  • Meet your neighbors: Picasso, Matisse, Cezanne. For only $10 million—and the recommended $20 admissions fee—you can live just steps away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1035 Fifth Avenue. 

    Sotheby's listing makes sure to include a mention of this lucky location (location, location, location!) close to a world class museum; but don't worry, if art's not your thing, there are maybe a few other reasons you'll want to fork over the cash and buy this property. 

    Let's start with history! Erected in 1926 and converted to a co-op in 1954, this Italian-Renaissance-palazzo-style 16-story building, designed by J.E.R. Carpenter, is "one of the most impressive pre-war buildings" on the Avenue. 

    Not interested in the exact dates of construction? Maybe some mathematics will lure you. This property is located on a "very high floor," (so specific!), and is a nine-room apartment redesigned to seven rooms. The rooms must be big. "Enter to a lovely 28 ft gallery which opens on to a 30 ft living room with wood burning fireplace."

    The Central Park and Reservoir views are "magnificent and unobstructed." Some geometry too—the dining room is square and adjacent to the kitchen and pantry area. 

    If you're worried about fitting your alcohol in a traditional fridge, this place is also for you. The eat-in-kitchen is fully equipped, including a large wine cooler. —Sam Levin

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