This magnificent three-bedroom duplex in the Studio Building features the charm of yesteryear with the modern conveniences of today. The centerpiece of this glamorous apartment is the double-height living room with nineteen-foot gilded ceilings, a massive north-facing double-height studio window and a fireplace. The adjoining library, also with a fireplace, is beautifully paneled throughout and has custom bookshelves. French doors open onto a Juliet balcony facing south onto 66th Street, with a bright and sunny outlook over St. Vincent Ferrer and street plantings. Oak pocket doors open from the library into a large formal dining room, also with lovely French...doors onto a south-facing Juliet balcony. These three rooms form a glorious entertaining suite, adjacent to the chef's windowed kitchen with a 48-inch Viking professional range, SubZero refrigerator, tons of storage, pantry with full size wine refrigerator, and a washer and dryer. The grand entrance hall has a lovely curved staircase, a marble powder room, and an adjacent windowed cloak room resembling a 17th C. Dutch interior. Upstairs, the stair hall features a circular window overlooking the double-height living room. Three spacious bedrooms all face south over the church. There is ample closet space, and two newly renovated bathrooms. Off the stair hall is a private study, which also could serve as a guest room. The apartment is cooled by central air conditioning. 131 East 66th Street, the storied landmark "Studio Building," was built by the distinguished architect Charles Platt in 1906 in the Italian Renaissance palazzo style. The building features 37 apartments, a full-service staff and a lovely location, close to Central Park, the Park Avenue Armory, and transportation. 50% financing, dogs, and pied-a-terres permitted. 3% flip tax by purchaser.
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