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Sales near half-way mark at Park Avenue's unique new homes.

At a time when new luxury condominiums often contain in excess of 100 apartments, 985 Park, on the avenue between 83rd and 84th streets, offers the distinct benefit of privacy.

In addition to 24-hour doorman service, keyed elevators and amenity-laden condominium homes created by world-renowned interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, 985 Park has only seven units in the 15-story building.

As the first new residence built on Park Avenue north of 60th Street in 40 years, this unique property combines the privacy of a townhouse with full-service advantages, extraordinary views and the inherent discretion of private elevator entries.

Designed in a contemporary classic style by architect Costas Kondylis, the building has a limestone facade that reflects the architectural context of its prewar neighbors, while highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows that invoke a modernist accent. Moreover, each apartment's west facing windows overlook the Gothic Revival splendor of St. Ignatius Loyola Church. The unobstructed northwest and southwest views along Park Avenue let in the flowers and foliage of the famous center malls, as well as the prewar facades for which the corridor is best known. From the higher floors at 985 Park, distant silhouettes across the Madison- and Fifth Avenue skylines may be seen.

All seven of the duplex and triplex apartments have three-bedrooms and at least three baths, and range in size from approximately 2,500- to 3,500 s/ f. The living rooms feature French doors that open to Juliet balconies and the interiors include such fine details as intricate plaster moldings, optional floor-to-ceiling mirrors and pilasters and grand space with custom lighting selected by Bradfield.

Some of the apartments at 985 Park feature fireplaces and the ground-floor triplex includes a second floor library/family room with terrace and a 580-foot garden designed with custom latticework and landscaping.

The rarity of the product and the desirability of an understated privacy that includes full service advantages have resulted in the sale of 45 percent of the apartment homes in just over three months, specifically, two duplexes and the penthouse triplex.

Representing the developers, The Icon Group, is Fox-Miller Marketing Services, headed by Barbara Fox and Reba Miller with Joan Finkelstein. Wholly committed to its exclusive market, The Icon Group has additionally agreed to provide custom cabinetry and other finishes tailored to buyers' requests.

Completion of the building is anticipated for Spring 2007.
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Title Annotation:RESIDENTIAL
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Sep 27, 2006
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