The Most Colorful Apartment in New York

Are you looking for a show stopper of an apartment with views of Central Park? Do you have a penchant for brocade, wallpaper, bright colors and $24 million in the bank? Then look no further than this Fifth Avenue co-op which laughs unabashedly in the face of modern minimalist décor.

Beginning with the building itself, 1060 Fifth Avenue was designed by JER Carpenter, the architect behind many of New York’s most well-known luxury residential buildings. It’s a pre-war construction that finished in 1928 and was converted to a co-op in 1953.

The façade is a three-story lime stone base and brown brick on the upper floors with arches lining the windows. If you enter through the side street entrance on 87th Street you’ll come upon what Streeteasy calls “one of the most elegant lobbies on Fifth Avenue.”

The building is 14 floors with 48 units ranging in size from 2,000-6,000 square feet. Apartment 2B is a six bedroom, six bath, with 10 foot high ceilings.

Many of the apartments in this building have wide and long entrance galleries and 2B is no exception. Beyond its sheer size, the entrance way in this apartment has several other interesting and unique features including the “high low” design esthetic of the lamp shade chandeliers and many murals with an Asian/ Middle Eastern motif.


The apartment features three rooms for entertaining: a living room, library, and formal dining room. All of these rooms have a view of Central Park and the living room and dining room have their own marble fireplaces.

All six bedrooms have accompanying baths and walk-in closets; while the master bedroom has two additional closets and a wood-burning fireplace.


If you’re buying this apartment chances are you don’t cook often, but when you do it doesn’t get better than this kitchen with what Streeteasy describes as “birds eye maple cabinetry, marble counters, a vented Viking stove, glass front Traulsen refrigerator and wine cooler and a Subzero refrigerator.”


The apartment building also offers a recently renovated gym, doorman, concierge, infinity pool, and storage space. While there is a bike room, which you undoubtedly will not be using if you live here, there is no parking, which is a common problem with pre-war buildings. Not to worry as there is a garage for your luxury vehicle right across the street.

Perhaps the best part is that you’ll be getting a deal! The apartment was originally listed at $29 million, but was recently reduced by almost 20% to $23.5 million.

As you might imagine, it’s rare for apartments in this building to come up on the market. The last sale was back in 2012 when Glen T. Senk, the former CEO of Urban Outfitters, sold his three bedroom and four bath home for $5 million. While Senk’s home was considerably less colorful than apartment 2B and devoid of the UO hipster esthetic that made Senk millions, it’s clear that 1060 Fifth Avenue is a place for those confident in their (eccentric) design skills.


Photos by: Stribling