Published On: Tue, Jun 8th, 2021

Leonard Bernstein’s Park Ave Home Up Sold for $29.5 Million

895 Parke Ave – Leonard Bernstein Apt (Warburg Realty)

A luxury home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan once owned by Leonard Bernstein has sold for $29.5 million. Located at 895 Park Ave, the apartment has 14 rooms, including 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms over 6,500 square feet of space. It offers “stunning” views of the city and Central Park, unparalleled natural light, grand-scale rooms, and a 700 square foot private outdoor space.

The late Leonard Bernstein sold the apartment after about a decade of ownership in 1974 to Carol and Maurice Feinberg. In a 2008 article in New York Magazine  Tom Wolfe described what it was like when he once attended a party there. “Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s,” describes how back in the 1960s the apartment was the place to go to meet just about every important person of the counterculture at the time.

“There seem to be a thousand stars above and a thousand stars below, a room full of stars, a penthouse duplex full of stars, a Manhattan tower full of stars, with marvelous people drifting through the heavens, Jason Robards, John and D. D. Ryan, Gian Carlo Menotti, Schuyler Chapin, Goddard Lieberson, Mike Nichols, Lillian Hellman, Larry Rivers, Aaron Copland, Richard Avedon, Milton and Amy Greene, Lukas Foss, Jennie Tourel, Samuel Barber, Jerome Robbins, Steve Sondheim, Adolph and Phyllis Green, Betty Comden, and the Patrick O’Neals . . .” wrote Wolfe.

895 Parke Ave – Leonard Bernstein Apt (Warburg Realty)

From Street Easy
Perched atop one of New York City’s most exquisite prewar buildings, this apartment is an embodiment of old-world glamour, this special apartment features soaring ceilings and original architectural details such as the original wood-burning fireplaces and wide-plank wood floors. But perhaps even more impressive than its glorious bones are the panoramic views from both the indoor and outdoor spaces on both levels.

Enter the residence from the private elevator landing which opens to a 34-foot grand gallery. From the gallery, continue your way to the over-sized formal living room, supremely elegant library, sun-filled solarium, and large formal dining room. All these main rooms command stunning views of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape, as well as direct access to the nearly 700 square feet of private outdoor space. A massive kitchen, with a separate pantry/breakfast room, offers endless space to create an unmatched modern kitchen to suit your lifestyle.

A grand staircase leads to the flexible lower level that currently features 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, in addition to a home office and laundry room. All but one of the bedrooms enjoys its own en-suite bathroom as well as significant storage from walk-in closets or a dressing room.

Built in 1930 and designed by Sloan & Robertson, 895 Park Avenue is an Art Deco masterpiece and full-service white glove cooperative building located in the heart of the Upper East Side. Amenities include multiple doormen, an elevator attendant, health club, squash court, basketball court, and private storage units. 50% financing permitted.

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