Exquisite. Sophisticated. Innovative. Extraordinary. Just some of the words that describe this meticulously gut-renovated sprawling corner home high above city life, impeccably designed by an award-winning architect.
As you enter the gracious foyer, the large wall to your left is perfect for displaying artwork with hidden recessed lighting for that special piece; the elegant lighting is a distinguishable feature throughout the home. Beyond the foyer, the expansive living and formal dining area flows seamlessly with the large windowed open concept chef's kitchen complete with Brazilian slate countertops, top-of-the line appliances -- Sub Zero fridge, Wolf gas stove with vented range hood, Bosch dishwasher, and Wolf under counter drawer microwave. The customized millwork and cabinetry has tons of storage throughout with special cabinets for all of your culinary needs, even a cute built-in shelf at floor level for feeding Fido or Oscar. Capping it off is the corner breakfast alcove with a fabulous large bay window overlooking sweeping north and west views of the protected historic district. The apartment, with south, west, and northern exposures, ensures plentiful light throughout the day. At night, you will be treated to a dazzling skyline of beautifully lit nearby buildings, including the impressive dome of St. Jean Baptiste Church and the Art Deco tower of the Carlyle Hotel.
The enormous primary bedroom suite, with sunny corner south and west facing exposures, has plenty of room for a king-sized bed and separate seating or office area. It features large dual self-illuminating custom closets, as well as wall dimmers and sconces to create mood. The pin-drop quiet bedroom is soundproofed and insulated which make for a great sleep. The windowed ensuite marble bath features a walk-in, glass enclosed rain shower, an illuminated beauty mirror, both a floating toilet and floating double vanity with under counter motion sensor lighting, a very convenient feature in the middle of the night. The full-sized IN-UNIT Electrolux WASHER and vented DRYER can be found in a closet adjacent to the primary bath.
The second bedroom suite, ideally situated on the opposite side of the apartment, provides privacy and easily accommodates a queen-sized bed and/or home office. It has custom closets galore and a gorgeous marble "Jack & Jill" bathroom with walk-in shower, accessible from either the main living space or from the bedroom itself.
Other interesting features include custom inlaid white oak plank floors throughout the apartment, drop ceiling lighting, and custom shelving and built-ins.
Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, 174 East 74th Street is a well-run, full-service cooperative with 24-hour door staff and concierge. It has a live-in resident manager, a handyman and porter, as well as common laundry, storage, a bike room in the basement, and a small garage. The location is unbeatable. Upscale Madison Ave. boutiques, Target, Whole Foods, and Equinox Fitness Club, among others, are nearby. Many private schools are within close proximity, including Lycee Francais, Chapin, and Dalton, as well as Eleanor Roosevelt Public HS, to name a few. World leading hospitals (Sloan Kettering, NY Presbyterian, Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill) are close by. The Second Ave. subway and 6 Train are three blocks away. For art lovers, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and others are all within short distance. Last, but not least, is easy access to nearby Central Park.
Small dogs and pieds-a-terre permitted. 75% financing. Special assessment $189.50 per month.
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