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Elegance surrounds you in this expansive full-floor 7/8 bedroom, 9.5 bathroom masterpiece perched on the top story of the premier 995 Fifth Avenue. The former ballroom for The Stanhope, the 16th floor is the only residence in the building that enjoys such lofty ceiling heights, rising 10 feet in a striking coffered design. Bathed in natural light and finished and restored to perfection, the luxury Upper East Side gem impresses with magnificent views, custom features galore, a specialized home automation system, and private elevator entry welcoming you into awe-inspiring living space by JANGEORGe Interiors.Oversized windows on 4 exposures showcase sweeping vistas capturing Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Washington Bridge, and dramatic city skylines. Stunning black-stained white oak wood and black antique stone tile flooring enhance warmth and sophistication. Display your fine works of art on generous wall space afforded in the gracious gallery and magnificent 42' great room where entertaining is divine. This breathtaking open-concept backdrop provides versatility for various living and seating arrangements and is perfect for hosting, complemented by a spacious open dining room in the corner and handsome library on the park. The knockout Smallbone of Devizes kitchen with a large open breakfast area is not just stylish, but well-proportioned and highly functional, featuring abundant cabinet and countertop space and a center island with seating. Chef's quarters are also appointed with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances for the consummate host including Viking ovens, cooktop, warming drawer and range hood, a Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler, plus Miele dishwashers, microwave, and built-in espresso/coffee maker. Your glorious primary suite with southwestern views, a sitting room with wood-burning fireplace, dressing area and his/her marble-clad spa baths is the ultimate place to renew.Additional bedroom suites with upscale baths provide versatility for use as sleeping quarters, an office and other purposes. Other highlights are a laundry room, endless closets, and an individually-controlled heating/cooling system heightening the comfort. Built in 1926 as The Stanhope by famed Rosario Candela, 995 Fifth Avenue was exquisitely converted to 26 private homes melding classic features with modern infrastructure. A 24-hour doorman and concierge, gym and spa facilities, and a generator for full backup power elevate the lifestyle. The supreme address at Fifth Avenue and East 81st Street is directly across from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum, moments from many other best-of-Manhattan attractions. The building permits ownership by an LLC or a Trust and there's a 2% flip tax.