3 for the Prewar Era: Amazing Manhattan Renovations

795FifthAve_41_ballroom2This penthouse, offering 360-degree views of Central Park and Manhattan from the tallest prewar cooperative apartment in Manhattan, is listed for $63 million. The property is located at the top of the Pierre Hotel, which underwent a $100 million renovation in 2005. The home offers five-plus bedrooms, five fireplaces, a paneled library, terraces and an interior elevator. Residents of the cooperative enjoy amenities that include a dedicated two-person staff, 24-hour room service and concierge service.

Source: Mary K. Rutherfurd and Leslie R. Coleman, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales

3_ (2)The Carhart Mansion, located adjacent to Central Park, offers seventeen rooms in over 10,350 square feet. Designed in the French neo-classical style by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer,
$34.9 million home combines prewar details with modern upgrades. The home features a grand salon, library, breakfast room, exercise room and staff quarters. The mansion won the internationally coveted Palladio Award for Classic Architecture in 2007, and has been awarded for its contribution to local architectural history.

740_park_ave_2-3d_lib2_jburgerSource: Carrie Chiang, Corcoran Group Real Estate

This 16-room duplex apartment, located in a Park Avenue white-glove prewar building designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela, offers city views and outstanding natural light. Renovated
by acclaimed architect Alan Wanzenberg, the
$27.6 million home offers an expansive corner master suite, 3 bedroom en suites, a library, wood-paneled living room, wood-burning fireplace with a marble mantle, terraces and staff quarters. The gourmet kitchen features Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, custom cabinetry and a wine storage area.   

Source: John Burger, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales