One of the most exclusive addresses on Fifth Avenue, this elegant, limestone-clad building was designed by Warren & Wetmore, the main architects of Grand Central Terminal. In true Italianate-style, the roof is flat with overhanging eaves and brackets.
The top level of the building is the most eloquently expressed and serves as a rich and emphatic crown. The two-level portion of the building is defined by a thick, foliated stringcourse and features ornamented panels and elegantly dressed windows. These windows feature pediments with cherubs aside a cartouche in the tympanum and balconies constructed of beautiful ironwork. The two-story arched entrance with a face of a diety etched in the keystone casts distinction, along with attenuated detailing in the overarch. Lanterns flanking the entrance and sidewalk landscaping add to the esthetic. The building features one unit per floor, each approximately 6,000 square feet. The residences feature high ceilings and woodburning fireplaces. Pros: One apartment per floor; spacious layouts; high ceilings; woodburning fireplaces; a desirable location on Fifth Avenue, overlooking the sailing boat pond in Central Park; the building features several amenities for its size Cons: No financing allowed History: Paula Zahn and Mary Tyler Moore were occupants of 927 Fifth Avenue. The New York Post reported that Mary Tyler Moore sold her three-bedroom residence, which sprawled over the entire eighth floor, for $18.5 million in 2005. According to The New York Observer, in 2001, banker and owner of New York Magazine, Bruce Wasserstein paid $15 million for an apartment in the building which he combined with his $11.5 million apartment on the floor below. In January 2011, The Real Deal reported that developer William Zeckendorf purchased this duplex residence from the Wasserstein estate for $29.1 million. The building is perhaps best-known now for being the home of the red-tail hawks Pale Male and Lola.