This $3.5M Apartment in The Osborne Dazzles with Old-World Splendor

Along West 57th Street sit a series of skyscrapers so opulent that they’ve attracted en masse some of the world’s wealthiest players. This earned the stretch, located conveniently just below Central Park, the nickname of Billionaire’s Row. In the midst of these soaring stunners on West 57th Street, the historic Osborne diagonally across from Carnegie Hall offers a more classic take on luxury, which is perhaps harder to find these days. Drenched in shimmering decor and enchanting architectural details, a custom-designed apartment in the circa-1885 structure just listed for $3.5 million.

Upon entry into the foyer, it is immediately clear that this apartment has been crafted with care and taste seldom seen in the 21st  century. The front door reveals walls hand-painted with Chinoiserie gold and black lacquer. An archway leads to a series of grand public spaces with beautiful coffered ceilings measuring just under 13 feet. Imposing fireplaces, pristine chandeliers, and intricate wall paneling transport you to another time and place as you roam the rooms.

All told, the apartment counts two bedrooms and two full bathrooms within its ornate walls. Each slips seamlessly from the living rooms, their doors designed specifically so as not to protrude or shrink the space. The master suite flows into a bathroom of Calcutta gold marble lit by a Murano smoked glass chandelier. A soaking tub could be argued to be the main event, but so could any feature. Why have one star of the show when the entire ensemble is a hit?

Ellen Kapit of Sotheby’s International Realty holds this historic Manhattan listing.