Did you see Bette Midler’s Fifth Avenue apartment in Architectural Digest?
It really wowed me with its sweeping views of Central Park and beautifully landscaped terraces. If you’re going to live in the city, then heck, this is the way to do it.
Update: It’s on the market! Read on for the details.
Bette Midler’s Fifth Avenue Apartment
The entertainer lives here with her husband, Martin von Haselberg.
Bette is an “urban-garden activist,” and I admire her passion for rebuilding community gardens in the city. She founded the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), whose volunteers have planted nearly one million trees.
2019 Update: It’s for sale! The listing says:
5th Ave – Renovated Triplex Penthouse. This magnificent and impressive 14 room Penthouse occupies the top three floors of one of Fifth Avenue’s finest full service prewar cooperative buildings on Carnegie Hill. The residence offers spectacular views of Central Park, the Reservoir and the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Abundant sunlight streams in throughout the day from all four exposures. The outstanding residence boasts approximately 7,000 square feet of interior space, in addition to over 3,000 square feet of landscaped terraces. The terraces are perfectly situated off of the living room, dining room and library, making them ideal for entertaining.
Upon arrival, a private elevator landing opens onto a large open gallery flooded with southern light. The gallery flows into an impressive and vast 70 foot sweep of entertaining space with exceptionally high ceilings. This ideal entertaining space includes a double living room, large open dining room, and a sun drenched renovated eat-in-kitchen.
The kitchen incorporates custom wood cabinetry, marble counter tops, and top of the line appliances including a six burner Garland stove with grill, Sub Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The entertainment floor of the residence is surrounded by brilliantly landscaped terraces which seamlessly merge with breathtaking vistas of Central Park, the Reservoir, and dramatic Manhattan skyline views.
A private study/home office and guest bathroom complete this floor. The stunning and dramatic library occupies the entire top floor of the penthouse and boasts soaring 13 ft. ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and breathtaking oversized windows facing West and South capturing sweeping Central Park and Reservoir views. The library opens onto yet another magnificently landscaped rooftop garden oasis encompassing over 900 square feet and enjoying open views in every direction. A full bathroom completes this floor. The private bedroom floor of the residence offers the flexibility of a six or seven bedroom layout.
The two enormous bedrooms facing onto Central Park each have outstanding closet space, oversized bathrooms, and generous dressing areas. The beautiful corner master bedroom suite has oversized picture windows and a wonderful adjacent study/dressing room with a wood burning fireplace. The Eastern wing of this level includes a 24 x 17 family room with open city views, as well as three additional bedrooms.
The building was built in 1925 and designed by renowned architect Emery Roth in Neo-Renaissance Style.
Head to Architectural Digest to see the rest of the photos by William Waldron.
Check the listing for more photos and information.