140 East 40th Street #1D in Murray Hill New York City is an Architectural Masterpiece! Inspired by the conceptual designs of renowned architectural critic Joseph Giovannini and featured in Interior Design Magazine, this distinctive Garden Duplex is the "piece de resistance" for any buyer looking for their prize home in NYC.
The multi-level design with views and access to its own private incredible outdoor space gives the impression of a true home with just the right amount of suburbia to still feel like you are in the heart of Manhattan.
The upper level features a fantastic open kitchen and separate dining banquet with modern finishes that are both chic and functional. Adjacent to the kitchen area you will find a spacious and cozy living room looking out through the apartment's greenhouse with access to the massive landscaped garden.
There is a spa-like windowed and marble bath just outside the stylish bedroom which also has a unique extension functioning as a balcony or mezzanine into the atrium and overlooking the meticulous outdoor space. You must see it to believe it!
Step down from the living area and step into a temperature-controlled glass enclosure that extends the length of the apartment. From here, there are dual possibilities for garden access that seamlessly combine indoor and outdoor living.
From within the atrium you will also find a short staircase which leads to the lower level housing an additional bonus room, half bath and private access to the building's central laundry facility. This room is currently being used as a home office/guest room. The space has the possibility to be used as a second bedroom or a recreation room. You decide, it is your oasis!
Additionally, you will find the unit also has its own HVAC system, custom lighting, high ceilings, engineered hardwood floors, great storage an additional outdoor bonus shed for storing your garden tools that measures 6'H X 30"D X 5'W and so much more! The outdoor space speaks for itself! Opportunity abounds for the true botanist! The surrounding brick walls give just the right amount of privacy to host a large dining area as well as a complete "outdoor" living area making it truly luxurious. There will be no shortage of tranquility here.
The building is perfectly situated in the heart of Murray Hill just minutes from major transportation hubs and was designed in 1930 by renowned architects Bien & Prince, who also created the Carlyle Hotel. The building features a grand art deco lobby with terrazzo floors, Le Corbusier designed seating, a sleek fireplace and is attended 7 days a week by a part-time security guard. Other notable building attributes include two relatively new elevators, central laundry, personal storage, bike storage, package room, live-in super and a fully furnished and landscaped roof deck with magnificent views of the Empire State Building. The building is also perfectly situated just minutes from Grand Central Station and to all the fine dining, shopping and nightlife that Murray Hill has to offer. The building allows pied-a-terre buyers as well as co-purchasing. Sorry, dogs are not permitted! current assessment of $86.43 projected through end of 2021, flip tax of 1.5% paid by buyer. Don't miss this opportunity to own one of the most spectacular homes in one of NYC's most well preserved Art Deco buildings!