From unit 17B at 1280 Fifth Avenue, you don’t need to step outside to enjoy the perks of being situated in prime territory. This isn’t just another upscale apartment that happens to be next to Central Park: it’s a dwelling designed to, well, corner the advantages of this magnificent location and view.
Look at the floor plan of this three bed, three bath unit, and you’ll see that it’s not a stretch to say that close to half the wall space consists of wide, floor-length windows with southern or western exposures that showcase both the park and the spectacular skyline beyond. The living room, with its corner windows, provides an almost panoramic view of the cityscape.
Wide-plank white oak floors, modern teak cabinetry, and upscale stone and tile choices make for bright, warm, and fresh interiors that complement the expansive views and eschew any excessive ornateness.
This building, One Museum Mile, was designed by famed architect Robert A. M. Stern and features the most desirable amenities, including a rooftop swimming pool and garden terrace, fitness center, children’s playroom, a lounge and entertaining spaces, and an impressive lobby with doorman service. As one might expect, there’s a wealth of world-class museums and cultural institutions along Fifth Avenue and in the neighborhood.
Unit 17B is listed at $4,600,000, but we noticed that 20F, a similarly impressive, smaller-scale two-bedroom unit with Central Park views, is also available for roughly half the price. It may not have the corner windows, but it shares the same splendid construction and top-notch west-facing views. Each option does a wonderful job of making the location feel just as much of an asset when you’re indoors as when you’re out.