*SPACE and LIGHT* are more important than ever and this charming home has plenty of both. Upon entering you are immediately struck by the expansive living space with bright southern exposure and wide open city views. Prewar character saturates the space with beamed ceilings, herringbone wood floors, and several floor-to-ceiling book shelves illuminated by library quality light fixtures. The living room has ample space for a large entertaining area plus a cozy reading nook. The pass-through dining area easily accommodates a six-person dinner party. The contemporary windowed kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and counter tops with warm earth-toned cabinetry.
The owner opened up the wall between the kitchen and the legal second bedroom to create a perfect corner home office which can easily convert back to a large 3-windowed second bedroom. You can also use the opened second bedroom as a separate dining room or close it up again into a bedroom and set the dining space in the great room (photos show both options.) The master is also flooded with light, can fit a king bedroom set, and has an unbelievable amount of closet space. The homey window seat is framed by more book shelves which are hidden behind the curtains. The windowed bathroom is lined with crisp white marble. At approximately 1000 sf, this enormous space is very versatile. Photos are virtually staged to show a variety of ways to use this flexible space.
The location is ideal right across from pocket park, near John Jay Park (with pool), the John Finley Walk along the East River, and Carl Shurtz Park adjoining Gracie Mansion. Foodies rejoice as you share the immediate neighborhood with Agata & Valentinos Gourmet Market, Orwashers Bread, and Ottomanelli Butcher Shoppe. Nearby exceptional schools including Lyce Francais de NY, Birch Wathen Lenox, and Chapin and Brearley. Also close to many subway and bus options including the 6, Q, and express cross-town buses.
Washer dryers are allowed but there is laundry in the basement as well as bike and extra storage for rent. Pied-a-terre, co-purchasing and pets are also welcomed.