East Side, West Side, Uptown, Downtown. No matter where they live, every New Yorker longs to have a residence on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side. This tony enclave is rarified not just for its location along Central Park and access to cultural institutions, like the MET, but because the homes here have that certain “je ne sais quo.”
From stately townhouses to opulent modern builds, these well-designed masterpieces are ones that can only fully be appreciated by the few who have the opportunity to reside amid the jet-set and the affluent—think: architecture, amenities, and an amenable lifestyle.
Start the day with a walk around the reservoir, then shop along Madison Avenue where you can stock up on Ralph Lauren or refresh your linens with a new set from Frette. Take in lunch at Barney’s—while you shop a little more. And finally, enjoy the evening with a glass of French wine and a mouthwatering steak frite from Orsay. The neighborhood is also peppered with shops, boutiques, and bars that only those in-the-know frequent.
Is this your dream?
If you’re in the market for a stunning apartment, Urbana Properties has several options for those who want to rub elbows with other 5th Avenue-ers.
One is 985 5th Avenue that soars 26 stories above the bustling street below just a few blocks from many of the city’s most respectable museums like the Guggenheim and the Frick. Its height is not only dramatic architecturally, but gives unparalleled views of Central Park. White-glove doormen escort you to 985 5th Avenue’s crewed elevator that whisks you to your well-appointed home. Inside you’ll find the best of the best that New York City has to offer—including soaring ceilings whether you have a three bedroom or the four-bedroom penthouse. Pick your jaw off the floor after stepping out onto the generous terraces. Or stay inside and experience exquisite bathrooms with deep, marble tubs and gourmet kitchens with windows, both of which are par for the course in this particular building.
Feel like staying in and not firing up your state-of-the-art appliances? Order delivery from one of the many delicious restaurants like Candle 79 or Sushi of Gari that are right nearby. When dinner is over, many of the units have modern conveniences, like dishwashers and—one of the most enviable of all NYC amenities: in-unit washers and dryers. Larger units even have maid’s quarters for guests that may need to use after one of your fabulous parties or live-in helpers.
A short walk down 5th Avenue along the tree-lined, Park-side sidewalk will take you to 800 5th Avenue where you’ll also enjoy a touch of that Upper East Side elegance. Entering through the truly stunning marble-clad lobby of this soaring apartment building is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Again this building’s lofty height affords the Central Park views you expect from a 5th Avenue home, but the elegant and refined touches are what sets 800 5th Avenue apart. There are garage and parking attendants, and the interior staff includes doormen, elevator attendants, and, yes, even attendants in the hallways.