Imagine a once-in-a-lifetime, blank-slate opportunity to craft an unrivaled penthouse residence just off Fifth Avenue and across the street from the Guggenheim. This ESTATE CONDITION Carnegie Hill three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, Gilded Age duplex delivers all that and more with regal pre-war details including a wood-burning fireplace, large private terrace and modern condominium amenities in a full-service Rosario Candela building, just steps from Fifth Avenue.
Offered in white box condition, this expansive residence invites you to let your imagination run wild while creating a glamorous penthouse worthy of its refined surroundings. A gracious foyer flanked by a powder room, coat closet and elegant curved staircase makes a dramatic first impression. Ahead, the living and dining rooms welcome lavish gatherings alongside north-facing windows and a wide east-facing terrace with incredible light. A large kitchen completes the main-floor layout. Above, an owner's suite offers bright double exposures and an en suite bath; the two secondary bedrooms also include private baths. The home also offers an in-unit washer and dryer.
Designed by Candela in 1931, 12 East 88th was converted to condominium ownership in 2017. Today's residents enjoy a classic canopy entry, full-time doorman/concierge service, a resident manager, a package room, laundry, resident lounge, plus a state-of-the-art-gym and children's playroom that open to a landscaped garden terrace. This home also comes with a storage unit.
From its revered position between Fifth and Madison Avenues, this home embraces both residential serenity and easy accessibility to the coveted Upper East Side lifestyle. Wonderful boutiques and cafés line nearby 86th Street and Madison. Central Park and the Reservoir unfold just feet from the front door, and revered Museum Mile institutions, including the Guggenheim, Neue Galerie and the Met, put breathtaking art just minutes away. Transportation is effortless, with 4/5/6 and Q trains, excellent bus service and Citi Bike all within reach.
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