The 40-story Royale condo tower on Manhattan’s East 64th Street is one of the more distinctive high-rises in its Upper East Side neighborhood, with many angled balconies, corner windows, a “candle-snuffer” top, and a bright pink granite pergola in one of its plazas. Because of its height, there are exceptional, knee-buckling views from the higher floors; to the west there is a sprawling view of Central Park, and to the east there are magnificent views of the East River and the Queensboro Bridge.
Originally built with one- to three-bedroom apartments, the 205-unit building has seen several multi-apartment combinations over the years. This listing, with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, is one of them. Spanning 3,000 square feet, the apartment is easily reconfigured to include four bedrooms, plus a home office. Priced at $4.95 million, taxes and common charges add up to about $7,500 a month.
The combination of the two apartments allowed the residence to have a unique 50-foot-long wall of windows, as well as a pair of private terraces. As currently arranged, the condo offers exceptional entertaining space, with an open kitchen and bar facing the vast living and dining room. Décor is a little dated — all the track lighting and mirrored accent walls scream late 1980s — but the residence offers three exposures (south, east, and northwest) that ensure tons of light all day long and sweeping views of the twinkling cityscape at night.
At the southern end of the condo, the expansive primary suite includes a 32-foot long bedroom, two full bathrooms, seven large closets, and a private terrace with amazing skyline views, while the north side is comprised of two more bedrooms that both open to a slender terrace, as well as a full bathroom, powder room, and laundry room.
Near to Central Park, myriad fine restaurants, and upscale shopping, the Royale pampers its well-heeled residents with full-time white-glove doormen and concierge staff, a live-in resident manager, a gym, a playroom, and an entertainment room with kitchen, grand piano and bar. There’s also a bike room, private storage areas and a communal outdoor space.