Classic in design and layout, but modern in spirit; this classic five is fashionably reminiscent of a more gracious and sophisticated decade. The eclectic mix of hand painted walls, faux book lined entrance foyer, lacquered finishes, and custom cabinetry only enhance this gracious prewar home. The flexible layout functions either as three bedroom or two bedroom with formal dining room/home office. With three windows overlooking 57th Street, the oversized living room has a full wall of beautifully detailed bookcases, wood burning fireplace, Art Deco-inspired plaster moldings, and magnificent hardwood floors. The spacious master bedroom, with additional built-in storage, has an en-suite...bathroom and two closets. The second bedroom, currently being utilized as a home office features detailed custom cabinetry with numerous bookshelves, built-in work space, and more storage. The simple, clean-lined kitchen, with full-size washer and dryer, is windowed, has floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, and a breakfast counter to enjoy your morning coffee. In this snappy home, everything is tailored and polished-yet at the same time totally uncontrived and comfortable. 419 East 57th Street, a full-service pre-war co-operative, was designed by the noted architects, George and Edward Blum. Located on the prettiest block of East 57th Street, the numerous amenities include a resident manager, 24-hour doorman, central laundry room, bike room, gym, storage, and expanded and replanted roof deck. This well-managed building is a short distance from the Sutton Place Esplanade, Whole Foods, Bloomingdale's, and Neary's. A Trader Joe's is on its way. Pets and pied-a-terre ownership are permitted. The 2% Flip Tax is paid by buyer.
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