The Bookish Life at the Osborne, Estate of the Day
If I could live in any building in New York City it might just be the Osborne. We've seen a couple of different gorgeous apartments in this building and here is another one. The Osborne is a rusticated Romanesque Revival and Italian Renaissance Palazzo-style building built in 1883. It has a historic Byzantine lobby with contributions by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, muralist John LaFarge, and Tiffany Studios. The listing states that the original plans for the building included "a porte-cochére, a billiard room, a florist, a resident doctor and druggist and on the roof, a lawn for playing croquet."
This apartment is a two-bedroom co-op that includes a double living room with the original wood and plaster and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves lining the walls, The room is anchored by two wood burning fireplaces at either end of the room and the front wall has tall dramatic windows allowing sun to pour in through regular glass and upper stained glass panes, recreated and Landmark approved. From the living room, an oversized pocket door leads to the library, with another wood burning fireplace. The Poggenpohl chef's kitchen has a Wolfe stove, SubZero fridge, large center island, granite countertops and washer and dryer. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet leading to a full bath and another bedroom mirrors the master bedroom with a walk in closet and full bath. This apartment is listed at $6.9 million.
Gallery: 205 West 57th Street