Grand and gracious, this wonderful simplex 9 room apartment benefits from an expansive and versatile layout as well as high-floor outlooks over Central Park and the surrounding Carnegie Hill Historic District. The home is light-filled and graced with wonderful proportions, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, and very high ceilings. From a semi-private landing one enters a grand 30 foot long central gallery that leads to the main entertaining rooms. The perfectly proportioned luxuriously large living room with side park views, wood burning fireplace and herringbone hardwood floors. The adjacent formal dining room is made for entertaining, with enough space to easily seat 20 and 2 large windows with a clear view South over the low buildings of the Historic District. Next to the living room is a 4th bedroom or library, the original library doors are intact, this room also has side Park views and access to a windowed jack and jill bathroom. There are three additional large bedrooms. The primary bedroom is the NW corner is overlooking Central Park with 4 huge windows letting in the most gorgeous light, look out over the park and all the way up to the GW bridge or lay back and watch spectacular sunsets in the evenings. There is an en-suite bath has a huge window as well as 2 huge closets. The other bedroom directly on the park also has an en-suite windowed bath with direct park views. Keep these two rooms separate or combine them to create a tremendous primary suite with two ensuite baths and plenty of room to enjoy the views. The remaining bedroom also shares the jack and jill bath. All bedrooms have original hardwood floors, and ample often double deep closets. The kitchen and staff area are currently configured as a fully equipped kitchen, the original butler’s pantry, a large eat in area or home office, two staff rooms with a bathroom and full sized side by side washer & dryer that vents out. 1148 Fifth Avenue is a distinguished J.E.R. Carpenter designed prewar coop located in Carnegie Hill. Across from Central Park and close to the fine shops and restaurants on Madison Avenue, this home is convenient to all the city has to offer or a quiet run around the bridal path. It is a white glove building, with a full-time door staff, porter, handyman and a live in resident manager. The building is pet friendly with a beautiful newly redesigned extra large and very well equipped gym for residents. CAC is allowed. There is a bicycle room and 10B comes with a large storage unit at no additional fee. 2% flip tax.