Grand proportions, stunning East River views and all the very best in prewar living can be found in this sophisticated 10 into 8 room residence located in River House: the storied co-op known for the highest level of service and discretion. Included in these services is access to a membership at the River Club- a private club with facilities that include tennis and squash courts, a swimming pool, a private garden, guest rooms, and a private dining room with the option for in-apartment room-service. Club membership is offered in two categories: social and full, with different initiation fees and yearly dues for each.
This exceptional three bedroom, three and half bath residence is accessed by a private elevator landing into which one enters an expansive formal gallery with beautifully inlaid marble floors and a discreetly concealed telephone closet and Powder room.
From the entrance gallery, one is led to a truly grand and sun-flooded East-facing living room with sparkling river views stretching out over the building garden and across the water from the 59th street Bridge, over Roosevelt Island and beyond. This 30' long room is flooded with sun and features a gas fireplace, high ceilings, large walls suitable for displaying an art collection, intricate moldings and beautiful hardwood floors.
Opposite the living room is a large formal dining room which is suitable for cozy meals for two or a festive gathering with dozens of guests. Off the dining room, there is a butler's hallway leading to the spacious, well-designed, eat-in-kitchen with double sinks, double ovens, vented stove, loads of cupboard and storage space, a large kitchen table with views to the East River, and an office area with desk and clever storage.
Beyond the kitchen there is a large double maids room with sunny East River views that offers flexible space for an office, den or bedroom. There is an additional large maids room used as a laundry/ironing room that includes a hair-washing sink, and a full-sized windowed bathroom.
Originally configured as three bedrooms, the layout has been modified to create a stately master bedroom with corner views, and a decadent master bathroom with two separate sinks and an enormous dressing room with abundant closet and drawer space. The original third bedroom is now a wood-paneled library with a full bathroom that can easily be converted back to a bedroom.
Throughout this centrally air-conditioned approximately 3,700 square-foot apartment, there are high ceilings, sunny river and city views, and new windows that face north, south, east and west.
Known for its exceptional service and quiet elegance, River House is located on a beautiful cul-de-sac with a cobbled drive-in courtyard and sumptuous landscaped garden over the East River. The 1931 building has been beautifully maintained and marries the best of modern comfort with the grace and style of Old New York.
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