Stunning Three Bedroom Duplex Home with Spectacular 19 foot ceilings at the Iconic and Legendary Hotel Des Artistes across from Central Park. This stunning duplex home is perfect for entertaining with a spectacular 30 foot long open great room (approximately 400 sf) and features soaring double height ceilings of 19 feet framed by dramatic 14 feet windows. This corner apartment is quiet and serene facing 68th Street and has great light and views. Originally designed as an artist residence, the windows flood the corner great room with constant Northern sunlight and showcase sky views and views of the sculpture garden and fountain and architectural details of the roof of a historical building on 68th Street.The dining area is substantial and easily accommodates 10 people at a large dining table. This great room was upgraded with refinished ebony wood floors and a custom wooden bookcase spanning the entire height of the wall on the far side of the room. Enter this exceptional home from a gracious entry foyer that is framed by several closets leading to the kitchen. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a Viking stove, Miele dishwasher, substantial cabinets, and a cut out to the living room with a breakfast bar for two. On the first floor of this duplex is also one of three bedrooms with a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with tub and shower and additional closet. (The owners seamlessly combined two apartments, and it is possible to use the former front door leading from this bedroom to recreate a separate second entrance). The custom wood staircase takes you to the 2nd floor of the apartment, with 9 feet ceilings, and a long wrap around balcony facing the dramatic 14 feet windows overlooking the great room. The second floor features the master bedroom, a second bedroom, a full bathroom and the balcony extends to a sitting area/home office area (currently being used as a music nook with a piano). Off the balcony there is also a garden with plants and a drain. Both upstairs bedrooms feature glass doors and windows (with curtains) so they are open to the light and views of the large windows of the great room. Both bedrooms share an ensuite large bathroom with Jack and Jill doors to both bedrooms. The master bedroom is a corner room with two windows and a walk-in closet. The bathroom was upgraded and features two sinks, a deep soaking tub, separate oversized shower with a large rain shower head and a marble bench, glass tile, two windows, and substantial storage cabinets. This apartment also features a washer/dryer, and a spacious vestibule in the outside hallway. The majestic Hotel des Artistes exemplifies prewar architecture at its finest. It was designed by notable architect George Mort Pollard, and the building has been home to several celebrities, including Noel Coward, Isadora Duncan, Leroy Neiman, New York City former Mayor John V. Lindsay, Norman Rockwell, Rudolph Valentino, and Joel Grey. This full service luxury building offers exceptional amenities: a large swimming pool, two workout rooms, a squash court with basketball hoop, the exclusive La Palestra fitness center, and a furnished and planted roof deck. There is a 24 hour concierge, elevator operator and live-in Super. Owners enjoy room service and discounted dining from the restaurant on the first floor which delivers to the apartments on China dishes with a 15% discount. The restaurant, The Leopard at des Artistes, retained the original Cafe des Artistes wall murals of Howard Chandler Christy (also an early resident). The original Cafe des Artistes was a popular gathering spot for artists, musicians, writers, and actors dating back to the early 1900's. The Hotel des Artistes is located on one of the most desirable tree-lined blocks on the Upper West Side right next to the 67th entrance to Central Park. This lovely block was known as "Artists Row” because of the many artist studios on West 67th Street. Enjoy a great lifestyle living opposite Central Park, Sheep’s meadow, the bicycle path, and the park’s playgrounds. This convenient location is also only a few steps to Lincoln Center, great restaurants and retail shopping, including the shops and restaurants at the Time Warner Center. Pets are welcome. 75% financing permitted.