Gilded-age floor-through residence elegantly reconfigured as a modern loft-style home. Full east and west exposures allow waking up with rising the sun and ending the day surrounded by warm evening light in the west-facing 36-foot living room. Perfect for entertaining, with chef's kitchen facing the huge and lofty dining area. Kitchen features a vented Bertazzoni range, stainless appliances, ceiling-height custom cabinets and extensive marble countertop prep space. Three short steps separate dining from the greater living space, including a perfect office nook with built-in shelves that are currently set above an upright piano. West-facing bedroom/office has additional built-ins, exposed brick, and through-wall A/C. East-facing master bedroom overlooks the leafy back garden. Both master bedroom and main living room are individually cooled by split-system air conditioning that maximizes energy efficiency and sound insulation. The spacious fully-tiled bathroom includes a large (vented!) washer/dryer combo and dedicated laundry area with counter and cabinets. 318 Second Avenue is a boutique coop on a classic block of grand turn-of-the-century brownstones. The well-run 5-unit building has low carrying charges with no underlying mortgage. As a 4-unit converted townhouse there is no doorman, and apt 4 is a three flight walk-up. It's 18th street location is just steps from Stuyvesant Square and Gramercy Park, Union Square and the flourishing residential neighborhoods of Flatriron and Union Square. Pet friendly.