This meticulously renovated four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment combines pre-war elegance with sophisticated adaptations for modern living. Situated in a classic Rosario Candela building on a beautiful tree-lined block between Park and Lexington Avenues, its well-proportioned rooms enjoy abundant light and open, tree-top views of the neighborhood including All Soul's Church.
The apartment's gracious floor plan blends harmonious design with a smooth separation of public and private spaces. A welcoming entry foyer leads to a gallery from which all rooms radiate. The formal corner living room features four enormous windows facing south and east, a coffered ceiling, wood burning fireplace with stone mantle, and original oak herringbone floors in pristine condition. The neighboring formal dining room, which was originally the library, faces east with open views. The current library also faces east and is richly paneled in knotty pine, with custom shelves and molding, as well as two Murphy beds concealed behind full panels. With an adjoining full bath featuring hand-laid glass tiling and stall shower, the library doubles as a gracious guest suite, or could be easily converted to a fourth bedroom. The original dining room is currently configured as an enormous family/media room with vaulted tray ceiling and ample space for entertaining or informal gathering.
Three bedrooms are located off a separate hallway for maximum privacy. All are south facing with abundant light and views of trees and lovely townhouses. The spacious corner master suite features a wall of handsomely crafted built-in closets, a large walk-in closet, and an en suite bath with double sink, tumbled limestone and glass tiling, rain shower and fixtures by Perrine & Rowe. The two additional bedrooms feature custom built-in closets and shelving, and share a full bath with marble sink and a soaking tub and shower.
The windowed, eat-in kitchen is expansive, with banquette seating for six and a ten-foot-long island with seating for four. Highlights include 4-inch plank Brazilian walnut flooring, honed Bianco Carrera marble countertops, Subzero refrigerator and wine storage, vented six-burner Wolf range and double oven, and Miele dishwasher and speed oven. There is an adjacent laundry room with extra large Electrolux washer and dryer, white thermal foil cabinets and wood grain porcelain flooring. The former staff quarters have been incorporated into an office with an adjoining half bath with large farm sink.
Additional features of this exceptional apartment include:
- Through-wall and central air conditioning throughout, with Nest and Honeywell controls
- SONOS sound system
- Exceptional storage space comprised of several walk-in clothing and utility closets, as well as a private storage bin
With 14 stories and only 21 units, 133 East 80th Street is a boutique, full-service, white-glove cooperative built in 1930 by renowned architect Rosario Candela. The building is pet friendly and permits 50% financing. There is a 3% flip tax payable by seller.