Given its superior location, 995 Fifth Avenue is one of the most exclusive apartment buildings in all of Manhattan. Set across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park, the former Stanhope Hotel – or the old Park Hyatt Hotel, as you may remember it – has been totally restored and re-configured as 26 elegant and pristine half- and full-floor pre-war residences updated with a modern infrastructure.
An incredible amount of attention to detail went into the restoration of this building that was originally designed in 1926 by pre-eminent architect Rosario Candela. The interiors have been re-imagined by Nancy Ruddy and preservationist John Simpson. Residences feature precious stone flooring, plaster detailing, state-of-the-art technology and building systems, superior security, optional staff quarters, 10-foot ceilings, private elevator entry, and sweeping views of Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Washington Bridge and the New York skyline. Kitchens feature Smallbone of Devizes cabinetry, Lefroy Brooks fixtures, Sub-Zero refrigerators and wine coolers, in addition to Viking ovens, cooktops, warming drawers and range hoods, Miele dishwashers and built-in espresso machines, and Franke stainless steel sinks. The luxurious bathrooms feature Lefroy Brooks fixtures, two sinks, a separate shower and bathtub, toilet and bidet. Amenities consist of a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a billiard room, private 2,500-square-foot La Palestra Health and Fitness Spa, sommelier services from Acker Merrall & Condit, and Concierge Direct – a touch-panel service that connects owners to a range of services from ordering grocery deliveries to controlling the heat or lowering the blinds, in just one touch. 995 Fifth Avenue is a Condop, or a Coop with Condo rules, since the building is situated on land that is not owned by the current developer (e.g., land-lease) and therefore technically cannot be classified as a condominium. The land-lease has a 150-year term.