Located just off of Park Avenue and a block and a half from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this top floor, prewar, classic eight room residence offers a gracious layout and beautiful light. One of only two apartments on the floor and perching atop this highly desirable building designed by renowned architects Schwartz & Gross, it provides a thoughtful separation of entertaining and living spaces.
A twenty five foot foyer leads to a large and inviting living room with a lovely wood burning fireplace framed by a custom, carved wood mantle and marble hearth. Bright southern exposure immerses both the living room and master suite in sunlit brilliance as oversized, thermopane windows offer quiet, historic, cityscape views while enhancing the home’s grand scale. Other original architectural details include hardwood floors and elegant moldings.
With over nine foot beamed ceilings throughout, this property offers great flexibility and space with three bedrooms and three bathrooms plus a powder room. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom while the two additional bedrooms have a dual-access bathroom. One of these bedrooms is currently configured as a library/den with beautiful built-in floor to ceiling bookshelves. Walk in closet space is abundant which is rare in prewar homes and the entrance hall features an unexpected but delightful, hidden dry bar. An expansive formal dining room is adjacent to the very spacious eat-in kitchen featuring a breakfast room, butler’s pantry with washer/dryer and bathroom, all of which is very large and flexible and can be customized as the new owner desires. Two large storage bins are also conveyed with the apartment.
This is a classic, prewar home in a highly sought-after Upper East Side building just off Park Avenue which preserves the beautiful detail and grand proportioned rooms that are eternally appealing and serve perfectly for living and entertaining on a large scale.
45 East 85th is an elegant, nine story, forty six unit, full service, prewar cooperative built in 1925. A nine person staff is comprised of doormen, handyman, porter, and a resident manager. Mail is delivered directly to each unit. Amenities include a brand new gym, a newly equipped laundry room, and an outdoor common patio. Located mid-block on a beautiful tree lined street, the building is part of The Museum Mile District with The Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt Museum, and Jewish Museum blocks away. It is also only one and half blocks from Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, home to the park’s most iconic running routes. Whole Foods is a short walk away on 87th Street and the 4/5/6 subway lines are located at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. The Q line is located at 86th Street and Second Avenue. A garage is in the adjacent building at 35 East 85th Street. Pets and 50% financing are permitted.