Photographs by DDreps, Courtesy of Compass
Edgar Degas once said “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Perhaps that’s why this apartment reimagined by an art specialist is especially eye-catching. A new opportunity at prestigious 850 Park Avenue has now been decorated and staged by winning gallerist, art specialist and curator Benoist Drut of Madison Gerard. On the market for $3.25 million, the impressive Upper East Side spread also has a famous owner.The seller, lawyer William Zabel, is well known for being the man behind Bernie Madoff’s $7.2 billion settlement. He has a history of representing high-profile clients, with others including Georgie Soros and Howard Stern. Back in the 1960s, he was also the attorney who argued in favor of interracial marriages to the Supreme Court. Needless to say, his work has thrust him into the spotlight many times.While the lawyer is better known for perfecting the art of the deal, his co-op in this impeccably run prewar building has achieved the art of blending old-world elegance with new world excitement. The soaring 10+ foot ceilings and expansive foyer, gallery and living room create the perfect balance with original marble mantle, working wood-burning fireplace and herringbone floors. Originally a classic 8, the layout was reconfigured to add state-of-the-art conveniences, including a spectacular chef’s kitchen. With a pantry/prep kitchen, 6 burner vented Viking Range, SubZero refrigerator, wine fridge, Miele espresso machine, marble counters, and custom cabinetry, this space has the feeling of a country home with city sophistication.There is a luxurious, enlarged master bathroom with an extravagant, fully appointed and windowed master bathroom. Two additional bedrooms with countless closets, this is truly a home to love.When stepping out the front door, the owner is immediately in the world of NY luxury, just steps from the park and minutes from world-class museums, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and shopping. Mark Jovanovic and Scott Hustis of Compass
have the listing.