Situated in a white glove Park Avenue co-operative, this lovely nine room home boasts pre-war proportions combined with modern conveniences. One enters the apartment from the semi-private elevator landing into a sun-filled spacious home, with living room on one side and library/den on the other, creating a perfect flow for gracious entertaining. The generously proportioned south-facing living room with wood burning fireplace, is surrounded by finely crafted bookcases and cabinets. Across the foyer from the living room is the library/den, with a full marble bath. This space serves equally well for guests or as a more intimate area for the owners. To the left beyond the foyer is the formal dining room, adjacent to the large, eat-in kitchen. The kitchen, recently renovated, contains abundant cabinets and hi-end appliances. Off the kitchen is a w-in pantry area and separate laundry room with Miele washer and dryer.In the private wing of the apartment is the sumptuous south-facing master suite, with two baths, two w-in closets and an adjoining study. A perfect private retreat. Down the hall are two additional bedrooms,also south-facing, with built-in cabinetry, desks and a full bath. Hardwood floors and through-the-wall air conditioning are found throughout the apartment.1040 Park Avenue, with recently renovated lobby and exterior, is a superbly maintained pre-war building designed by the architects Delano and Aldrich in 1924. The attentive staff consists of a 24-hour Doorman and a concierge. Amenities include storage and a sparkling new gym. Flip tax is 2%.