Distinguished by four principal rooms overlooking Central Park and the southern city skyline, this grandly scaled apartment features a total of 57 linear feet of direct park frontage. Ceilings which rise to more than 13 feet and oversized windows flood the 3,300 square foot apartment with splendid sunlight. Apartment 32 at the legendary Dakota cooperative is fortunate to retain much of the early luxury landmark's original 1884 interior architectural detail and ornamentation designed for builder Edward Cabot Clark by noted American architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh.
A private paneled vestibule with towering mahogany doors opens onto an elegant Entry Foyer. A well-proportioned Library features a wood-burning fireplace with a rich mahogany mantel and mirrored over-mantel. The Library adjoins an expansive Study with an en-suite paneled Powder Room, easily transformed to a third Bedroom. Three pair of original mahogany pocket doors divide these sunny rooms, floors are inlaid with oak, mahogany and cherry, doors are fitted with gleaming brass hardware. The original built-in shutters frame stunning views of Central Park and the West 72nd Street entrance, designated in 1862 the Women's Gate by the Board of Commissioners of Central Park. The sumptuous Master Bedroom Suite also overlooks the park and features a wood-burning fireplace with an elaborately carved mantel, a luxurious Dressing Room, an en-suite Bathroom and abundant closets. A large Second Bedroom captures another picturesque view of Central Park and features a third wood-burning fireplace with a beautiful mantel, a mirrored over-mantel and bronze bas-relief panels and en-suite bathroom.
An expansive, loft-like Living Room enjoys western light and pleasing views of the historic central courtyard of this 19th century urban chateau. Original mahogany pocket doors open to a gracious Dining Room. The large, windowed Chef's Kitchen includes a breakfast area, generous storage, and the original 1884 servants' bell box. A Staff Bedroom with an en-suite Bathroom complete this exceptional home. In addition to its enduring architectural splendor, the Dakota affords its residents with incomparable levels of service, security and privacy. A state-of-the-art Fitness Center was completed in 2018.