Upper East Side Two-Bedroom Comes With Fireplace, Built-Ins

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Price: $ 1,250,000 (Monthly maintenance: $ 2,893)
Technical specifications: 2 beds, 1 bathroom, 1,000 square meters
Street view: Tree-lined one-way street with a dozen or so townhouses, a Gothic Revival Church (the oldest public building on the Upper East Side), and taller cooperative buildings lining the avenues
Next move: 6 on 77th Street
5 minute walking radius: Orsay, JG Melon, Kerzencafé, D’Agostino, Morton Williams, Frick Madison (RIP met Breuer)
Listed by: Francine Crocker / Corcoran

After lighting a carriage house in Maspeth and the remote Flatbush townhouse Flatbush of a designer couple this week, we wanted to find a particularly special apartment. And we found one on East 74th Street on the third floor of a limestone-anchored neo-Italian Renaissance building designed by Lafayette A. Goldstone, one of the earliest architects to work on cooperatives on the Upper East Side. The 1929 building (where Jackie Kennedy would visit her father in the years after her parents divorced, by the way) is just blocks from Central Park and has a panoramic Zuber wallpaper in the lobby.

The unit itself has a ton of space (both the living room and master bedroom are huge, and the second bedroom is still a solid 10 ’11 “x 10’9”) plus a pull-in kitchen and bathroom for one price, that for one Bedrooms in the area wouldn’t even be that shocking. (Demand was originally $ 1,175,000, but sellers increased it by $ 75,000 just a day after it went public as interest had already increased.)

The sellers have owned the device since 2003 and have renovated it twice during that time. When they moved in, they added built-in window seats under the casement windows in the living room, as well as built-in bookcases on both walls – to match the original arched doors in the foyer and living room that lead to the main bedroom.

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

The second major renovation took place in 2011 and focused on the kitchen. They gutted it to add extra tall custom cabinets and drawers, marble counters, a Viking range, a sub-zero refrigerator (and a wine cooler), a double sink (under a window) with Franke hardware, and a dining area with built-in built-in integrate -in seating and storage space underneath.

And there are lots of other pretty details too. The wood-burning fireplace and beamed ceilings (nearly ten feet high), for example, are both original. Natural sisal covers the walls in the second bedroom (currently used as a library), there is a marble vanity in the bathroom (accessible from both bedrooms), and glass door knobs abound. While all of the windows in the unit offer views of trees, the scene from the living room and master bedroom overlooking a manicured shared courtyard is particularly green.

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

Photo: Courtesy Francine Crocker / The Corcoran Group

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