Fifth Avenue Duplex With a Touch of French Country

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A spacious duplex co-op on the top residential floor of 920 Fifth Avenue, a 1922 James E .R. Carpenter-designed building with its entrance tucked away at 2 East 73rd Street, is about to enter the market for the first time since 1985, when the comedian Robert Klein chose to part with it. The asking price is $12 million.

Technically a duplex because of its annexation of three rooftop staff rooms reachable from the kitchen stairway and currently used as office and storage space, the residence, No. 14B, has monthly maintenance charges of $9,131.25. There are only two apartments on the 14th floor, each with its own elevator landing.

Although No. 14B, with its main exposures being open city views to the north and east, does not have private outdoor space or frontage facing Central Park, it has oblique views of the park’s boat pond from the formal dining room and direct access from its upper level to the building’s recently renovated 15th-floor common roof deck, which has 77 feet of west-facing park vistas above the avenue.

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