Nestled on a beautiful tree-lined street in an iconic prewar Emory Roth-designed Bing & Bing building, this grand, spacious, and sun-flooded corner 2BR/2BA has wide open views and gorgeous natural light. Built in 1931, this quintessential New York home is brimming with character and elegant details such as beamed high ceilings, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and long entry hall with arched doorway. There are windows in every room, including the kitchen and both baths, five walk-in closets, and the main northern exposure has stunning Empire State Building views and even a piece of the top of the Chrysler Building!.
A formal entry foyer with two walk-in closets leads to a spacious dedicated dining space large enough to seat 12 for dinner, and the bright, oversized living room has a working fireplace as its focal point as well as a wall of custom built-in bookcases on either side. The windowed kitchen faces south and is equipped with granite counters and under-cabinet lighting. The enormous corner master suite has double exposures north and west with open views, a large separate dressing room with a gigantic walk-in closet, and a large windowed en-suite bath. At the opposite end of the apartment is the spacious 2nd bedroom with two big walk-in closets and another windowed en-suite bath. There is brilliant light and views from every room!
This sprawling home also has a unique and colorful history. It was the residence of the late artist Brigid Berlin, Andy Warhol "superstar" who was a dynamic presence on the New York art scene of the 60's and 70's. Berlin was a member of Andy Warhol's inner circle and one of his closest friends, so a seminal piece of NYC history and culture travels with the transfer of this wonderful home.
This established, well-run coop offers a full-time doorman, live-in super, laundry facilities, bike room, common storage area, and--best of all--a truly spectacular landscaped roof-garden with multiple seating areas, mature plantings, and breathtaking panoramic views. The excellent location sits at the intersection of Kips Bay, Nomad, and Flatiron districts, with great restaurants and nightlife, easy access to all major transportation, and a short walk to Trader Joes, Fairway, and Madison Square Park, with its children's playground and neighborhood dog run. The well-regarded Epiphany School is right across the street. The best that NYC has to offer is right at you doorstep! Private storage available, and pieds-a-terre, pets, and copurchasing permitted. Subletting allowed after 2 years of ownership. All showings are by appointment only. Contact the listing agent directly for an appointment to see this special home.