Welcome spring from this unique and contemporary prewar penthouse currently configured as a loft-like 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home with a huge wrap around terrace encompassing the entire apartment. From the spacious private landing, one enters to an impressive living/dining room anchored by a wall of windows with a sliding glass door onto the northern stretch of the terrace. The southern end of this great room has a large separate dining area with double height ceiling, skylight style windows and sliding glass doors that open to a small outdoor space that houses structural beams making for an architecturally interesting visual. Amazing sunlight from the north, south and west streams into this wonderful entertaining space. The partially open, 20'+ foot long kitchen has three south and west facing windows, plentiful counter-space and storage, deep stainless sinks on either end and stainless appliances including a Wolf stove and Jenn-Air refrigerator. A terrace door just off the kitchen makes dining al fresco an easy choice.
The secluded master bedroom has north and south exposures, 2 closets, (1 walk-in) and an en-suite windowed bath with double sinks, ample sized built-in vanity and a double shower. On the other side of the living room is a small hallway leading to a north facing 2nd bedroom with double closet and a windowed hall bath.
On the far side of the private landing is a solarium that has served as both a bedroom and den. One can retreat to this area of the apartment which also has access to the southern end of the terrace. This penthouse is truly a rare find and offers a special opportunity for one to create their dream penthouse on the top of a small prewar co-op.
Built in 1928, 140 East 81st Street is a pre-war co-op with full time doorman, live-in super, fitness room, common storage, bike storage, laundry room and garden; it is in a particularly desirable and convenient stretch of the upper Eastside, close to public transportation, excellent markets and top boutiques. Please note there is a quarterly assessment of $3,834.88 through December, 2019.