1020 Fifth Avenue

Called one of the most “sumptuous” apartment residences in the city by The New York Times, 1020 Fifth Avenue was designed by Warren & Wetmore and completed in 1925.  Containing only 13 apartments, including 6 duplexes, 1020 Fifth Avenue is one of the district’s most exclusive addresses.  An asymmetrical Fifth Avenue façade hints at the unusual and elaborate interiors that lurk within.

Those interiors once included the art collection of the Kress Family, a department store dynasty whose interests ran to Old Masters and whose collection was finally bequeathed to no less than 21 different museums nationwide including the National Gallery.  17th Century Venetian ceilings and lavish paneling remain from the family’s tenancy.

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