2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,665 Sq.Ft.
Opportunities like this are rare indeed! Discover extraordinary duplex living in this loft-like, landmarked two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence with a sprawling private terrace at The Sofia, a full-service condominium in the heart of Lincoln Square, just a block from Central Park.
Arrive on the 23rd floor and be swept away by a wall of west-facing windows framing open-sky sunset views. Beamed ceilings soar over gleaming hardwood floors and oversized windows while expansive art walls welcome your prized collection. A gracious foyer flanked by a powder room and coat closet ushers you into the magnificent living room, providing a nearly 32-foot-long footprint for seating and dining areas. Outside, the 300-square-foot private terrace makes al fresco dining and entertainment irresistible. Bordered by a gorgeous art deco parapet, views here stretch from the brutalist Lincoln Plaza Towers facade next door across the iconic performance spaces of Lincoln Center and the glassy towers and gardens of Fordham University, with glimpses of the Hudson River in between.
Entertaining is easy with an oversized separate kitchen finished with rows of sleek cabinetry and illuminated backsplashes. Head upstairs to discover a massive owner's suite with western views and three large closets. The en suite bathroom boasts a walk-in shower, bidet, handsome stone tile and built-in storage. A secondary suite on this level offers a roomy closet, an en suite bathroom with a tub/shower, plus an adjacent linen closet. Built as the Sofia Brothers Warehouse in 1929, this art deco structure used an innovative automatic parking system to move cars from the elevator platform to their designated spaces. Inventive but short-lived, the garage was converted to a storage warehouse by 1943.
Converted to condominium use in 1984, the brick and terra cotta Art Deco masterpiece with bold Aztec motifs is today recognized as a New York City landmark and an exceptional residential enclave. Residents of the beautifully maintained pet-friendly building enjoy full-time doorman/concierge service, a live-in superintendent, a stunning lobby, laundry on every floor, a bike room, storage, a landscaped circular driveway on 61st Street and a regal canopied entrance on Columbus. In this phenomenal Lincoln Square location, you're surrounded by the world-famous entertainment of Lincoln Center and the Theater District, with outstanding dining, nightlife and shopping in every direction, including The Shops at Columbus Circle, Nordstrom and Target. Just a block away, Central Park invites you to spend the day picnicking at the Sheep Meadow, exploring Bethesda Terrace or strolling The Mall. Transportation is effortless with 1/2/3, B/D, A/C and N/Q/R/W trains, excellent bus service and CitiBikes all within reach.