Perched atop the distinguished J.E.R. Carpenter-designed 655 Park Avenue, this palatial duplex blends a classic 5,800 sq. ft. interior with a stunning 3,000 sq. ft. irrigated terraceand all of it just two blocks from Central Park. Included is a co-op approved set of plans for a renovation.<br><br>Features include gorgeous hardwood floors, elegant crown molding, quadruple exposure, two fireplaces, a beautiful spiral staircase, a stately library, a solarium, a home office space, separate staff quarters, and a maids room located on the lower level of the building.<br><br>The home opens on the lower level into a spacious foyer adorned with a large coat closet. From the foyer the home flows into a huge living room and on into the solarium. The living room has access to both the terrace and library. A formal dining room graced with a lovely fireplace sits close to a country-style eat-in kitchen equipped with a breakfast nook, a tiled backsplash, sleek countertops, terracotta floor tiles, an abundance of storage space, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances. A duo of bedrooms complete the lower level, each one boasting an en-suite bathroom.<br><br>The upper level of the home consists of 4 bedrooms, an office space, a media room with a fireplace, a gym and a separate staff quarters complete with a private kitchen and bathroom. The master suite possesses two cavernous walk-ins, a quiet study, and a pair of full en-suite bathrooms. The remaining bedrooms each have private closet space and one has an en-suite bathroom.<br><br>655 Park Avenue is a prewar co-op situated in Lenox Hill. The building is just two blocks from Central Park, and is surrounded by upscale shops, restaurants, and cafes. The building is served by a full-time doorman. Pets are welcome. Current maintenance is $19,256. Current offering includes a seller closing credit of $462,144, representing 50% of the monthly maintenance for 4 years.