RENT-TO-OWN! Should you purchase within 12 months, rent paid will be credited towards the purchase. An immaculate floor-through condo inspired by environmentally-friendly Passive House standards, this 2.5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is a portrait of contemporary LES luxury. Features of the home include wide plank hardwood floors, keyed elevator access, triple glazed floor-to-ceiling windows with northern and southern exposure, high ceilings, an office nook serving as a optional 3rd-bedroom, a private balcony, an Energy Recovery Ventilator System, and a Miele washer/dryer with heat-pump technology. The marquee feature of this stunning residence are the dramatic, unencumbered views of One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Past a tasteful entryway space adorned with a large coat closet, the home flows into a luminous, open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen. The living and dining rooms are saturated with southern light, while the kitchen is equipped with an eat-in peninsula, statuary quartz countertops, a matching backsplash, custom Italian cabinetry, pantry space by ALTA, and a suite of fully-integrated Miele appliances. Both bedrooms sit on the opposite side of the home and have large closets and full en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a private, north-facing balcony and an en-suite with a floating double vanity, sleek Porcelanosa walls and floors, a step-in shower, and a deep soaking tub. The office nook sits between the living area and the bedrooms. A new East Houston landmark, Houston House is just steps from numerous parks and public gardens and a continually evolving collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. Amenities include a common rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, an attended lobby, a state-of-the-art ButterflyMx virtual doorman system, bicycle storage, and a package room. It is close to the brand new Essex Crossing development, and is a short walk to the East River Promenade and the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center and Park. Nearby subway lines include the F/M/J/Z. Pets are welcome.