Occasionally you’ll find some over-the-top Baroque stylings in the mansion homes that line Park Avenue. But this Leopoldo Rosati-designed, $7.5 million listing went about 2,000 years back for its influences.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 521 Park Avenue is decorated with historic frescoes reminiscent of ancient Rome. The art was created by Roberto Radici, an Italian artist who made the works in his native Rome and imported them back to NYC, according to a description by Douglas Elliman. Elliman’s Suzanne Sealy has the listing.
The apartment’s solid mahogany woodwork, Poignée brass knobs and marble floors add to the whole Roman vibe.
If that wasn’t enough, historic 15th-century church columns from Rome are set outside the library, which features glass-front bookcases and a mahogany and brass fireplace. Over the mantelpiece, there is a reproduction of the ancient Pompeiian masterpiece, “Sappho.”
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