419 E. 57th St., Apt. 10C, Midtown East
3 Bedrooms/2 Baths
Approximately 1,450 square feet
Maintenance: $3,384 per month
Open House: Sunday, Sept. 21, 12:30-2 p.m.
Lowdown: Photographers generally do not shoot closets in apartments, but in this case, the broker insisted because the space “is so beautiful,” said Doug Eichman, of CORE.
The sellers, who purchased the apartment about five years ago, commissioned an architect who worked for Robert A.M. Stern’s renowned firm “for many years” to renovate the space “from front to back,” Eichman said. “He reconfigured it and created the [windowed] closet and dressing area. It was a very clever and intelligent redefining of the space.”
In addition, there are three closets off the entrance and foyer, one of which is a cedar closet. All the cabinets are maple, custom-made by a craftsman brought in from Michigan. The bathrooms are marble with heated floors. The architect converted the third bedroom into an office space with pocket doors and his and hers desks.
There’s “beautiful workmanship” throughout the apartment, they found and created storage “everywhere you could,” and all the walls have been “beautifully glazed.” The unit faces south, and the building across the street is historic, so the view is protected, Eichman noted.
George and Edward Blum designed the full-service building, built in 1927. It has a “magnificent” newly replanted roof deck with views to the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, said Eichman, who lives in the building.
Location: This block between First Avenue and Sutton Place South “is considered one of the prettiest blocks in New York City,” said Eichman. There’s a small park at the river, and there’s a Whole Foods between Second and Third avenues, “which has changed the energy in the neighborhood.”
The nearest trains — 4, 5, 6, N, Q and R — are at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. There are also crosstown and select bus services on 57th Street.
Why put it on your open house calendar? Aside from the “tremendous closet space,” the “flexible” layout “flows beautifully,” Eichman said.