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Beautifully restored and maintained prewar residence with approx. 1,900 sq. ft. showcasing a spacious living and dining room, a sprawling library with eat-in area, two spacious bedrooms, two and a-half bathrooms, and a c. 350 sq. ft. private terrace that spans the width of the apartment, offering unobstructed city views and glimpses of Central Park, located in one of the Upper West Side's best-run prewar buildings, designed by renowned architect Emery Roth.
A semi-private landing welcomes you into a gracious entry gallery that connects to all areas of the home, and opens onto a sprawling great room with high, 9'2" beamed ceilings, a decorative fireplace with original carved wood mantelpiece, and built-in shelves and storage. Access your own 60 ft.-wide, north-facing terrace through steel-framed French doors, beautifully decked with slate stone pavers and adorned by large planters connected to their own irrigation system, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable entertaining, or simply to enjoy the tranquility of your own garden oasis in the sky.
There is an oversized library/den -- which makes a great media room or formal dining room -- that connects to the windowed kitchen through a butler's pantry with stainless steel counters and restored original stainless steel-and-glass cabinetry, adding to the home's charming prewar aesthetic. It also has an under-counter washer & dryer. The kitchen features slate stone floors, modern stainless steel appliances, including Beko refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher, and has stainless steel-framed paneled windows. There is also a windowed half-bath off the kitchen.
A separate bedroom wing leads to opposing, generously sized corner bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathrooms. The primary bedroom has North and West exposures, outfitted dual closets, and a large, windowed bathroom with restored basketweave tile floors and ceramic tiled walls. The second bedroom has its own tiled dressing area and closet, and sunny South and West exposures.
Other features include a large Cedarwood-paneled storage room, restored original Herringbone oak floors throughout, brushed brass hardware, beamed ceilings throughout, and crown & baseboard moldings.
Enviably situated across the Rose Center for Air and Space, the Hayden Planetarium, and the Museum of American History, and just steps from Central Park, 15 West 81st Street was built in 1930 by renowned architect Emery Roth. Providing residents with meticulous white-glove service by an attentive staff and on-site resident manager, this meticulously maintained cooperative offers luxury amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, children's play room, bicycle storage room, and large private storage rooms. The building can be conveniently accessed from both 81st and 82nd Streets. The Upper West Side has plentiful neighborhood amenities, including amazing restaurants and vibrant entertainment, as well as the weekly Farmer's Market on 79th Street.
May finance up to 50% of the purchase. There is a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser. Pets are welcome.