Live like an Astor at 120 East End Avenue.
Vincent Astor built 120 East End Avenue, where he made his home for many years. Designed by Charles Platt, the building represents the finest of prewar residential architecture and is consistently ranked as one of the top co-ops in Manhattan. Apartment 12A boasts dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Carl Schurz Park and the East River. One of the largest cooperative apartments in New York City, Apartment 12A is comprised of grand public rooms and a comfortably scaled library and family room. No cookie-cutter new-development sized bedrooms here -- each of the four bedrooms can hold a king-sized bed and adjoins an ensuite bathroom. Another unique feature of Apartment 12A is that it is on the external corner of the building -- every room in the apartment has excellent light.
From the private elevator landing, a stunning central gallery opens to the corner living room with a wood-burning fireplace and luminous water views. The other formal principal rooms include a baronial dining room and handsome library with a wood-burning fireplace. The large windowed chef's kitchen opens to a breakfast room and family room -- providing suburban comfort within Manhattan. The grand primary suite is lined with closets and consists of several south-facing rooms, including a private office and an oversized and newly renovated white marble bath. Other highlights include a full laundry room, powder room, central air, seventeen closets and storage in the basement.
Since its completion in 1931, 120 East End has been one of the premier residential buildings in New York. Amenities include an elegant lobby, full-time staff, fitness center and private garden (built so that Mr. Astor would have a place to play with his dogs).
There is a 2% flip tax paid by the buyer.