The Charles by David Collins - 1355 First Avenue
The Charles is a distinct property with half and full-floor private residences. Set apart by its exceptional design and flawless service, The Charles integrates traditional elegance with features essential to a contemporary lifestyle. In fact, David Collis, renowned for the interior design of exclusive hotels (notably The London Hotel), and various private residences, chose The Charles as his debut multi-residence commission.
When you walk in to the building you’ll immediately be struck by the sun-drenched marble lobby. A paneled passage from the lobby leads the way to the drawing room which was inspired by classic English style. The drawing room has a fully-equipped kitchen and a discrete powder room. Pastries, a light breakfast and refreshments are offered daily for residents in the drawing room. Plus, it also houses a library, concealed behind a hidden door, making it perfect for private events. The drawing room leads to a lush garden complete with an abundance of seasonal plants, flowers, and waterfalls.
The luxury condo also includes a climate-controlled and secure wine vault for residents to store their wine and there’s an adjacent tasting room with a wet bar and stemware. The skylight pool has a ton of natural light filtering in from the garden above and two over-sized cabanas that house full bathrooms, while the children’s playroom is over-flowing with toys, computers, books, and musical instruments. The fully-equipped fitness center has free space for yoga, pilates, or mediation and there’s also a screening room.
The Charles truly boasts endless amenities and it’s conveniently located next to a number of world-renowned restaurants, shops, bars, multiple subway and bus lines, and some of Manhattan’s best schools including Dalton, Lycee Francais, PS 290, and PS 169.
Address: The Charles by David Collins, 1355 First Avenue
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Type: High-rise Condo
Service: Full service
Floors: 34 floors
Size: One to four-bedrooms
Year Built: 2009
Apartments: Full-floor homes have their own elevator entrances; kitchens with marble countertops, stainless steal hardware, and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances; high-ceilings; bathrooms have 6’ Zuma soaking tubes, separate showers, and integrated lighting and storage
Building: Full-time doorman, lounge, playroom, drawing room, library, garden, screening room, wine vault, fitness center, skylight pool, basement storage, central AC
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