Located in an exclusive boutique Fifth Avenue prewar building, this Robert Couturier designed 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom duplex is the height of understated European elegance with perfectly scaled rooms for glamorous entertaining and everyday living. The attended elevator with a spectacular brass door leads to a private landing and entrance foyer. The gallery opens to the light-filled living room with three oversized casement windows offering stunning direct views onto Central Park, a marble fireplace and beautiful moldings. Off the living room is the spectacular library with fireplace featuring 18th century chestnut wood paneling imported from Versailles. The wonderfully proportioned formal dining room with fireplace comfortably seats ten. Off the dining room, the windowed eat-in kitchen features top of the line appliances including a six burner Wolf stove and Miele dishwasher. The butler’s pantry has a second Miele dishwasher and two wine coolers. Off the gallery, the elegant staircase leads to the private quarters. The luxurious sun-flooded primary bedroom suite features three oversized casement windows with direct park views, a spectacular ensuite double bathroom and a custom walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms, two with an ensuite bath, and the third with its own dedicated bathroom. In addition to the four bedrooms, there is a small study, perfect for working from home. The apartment is beautifully renovated, has central air conditioning with an air purification system, and has beautiful original hardwood floors, three gas fireplaces and nearly ten foot ceilings throughout. 953 Fifth Avenue is a prewar boutique cooperative built in 1926 by noted architect, Issac Newton Phelps Stokes. With just seven apartments on its fourteen floors, the building offers the discerning buyer the appeal of townhouse living with the highly desirable benefits of security and services. Purchases through trusts permitted as well as pied a terres and pets. No summer work rules. Up to 60% financing permitted. 2.5 % flip tax paid by purchaser. An exceptional value and opportunity not to be missed!