Grand in scale and elegance, this full floor four bedroom residence is located in a highly desirable prewar cooperative. Once the home of the late Joan Fontaine, an iconic Hollywood movie star, this meticulously renovated apartment showcases architectural grace and prewar details throughout. A private elevator vestibule opens into the sophisticated entrance gallery which has a powder room and two front hall closets. The impressive 30-foot living room overlooks 72nd Street through large casement windows and features a woodburning fireplace, lovely moldings, built-in bookcases and over ten foot ceilings. The adjacent wood-paneled library with arched windows is warmed by a woodburning fireplace. The expansive formal dining room has three exposures and a decorative fireplace. The flow among the front rooms is ideal for entertaining. The windowed gourmet kitchen with a large island offers custom cabinetry, ample countertops and top of the line appliances, including a Wolf range, SubZero refrigerator, freezer and refrigerator drawers and a large wine refrigerator. A separate bedroom wing boasts four bedrooms, including the south-facing primary bedroom with an ensuite marble bath and decorative fireplace. There are three additional bedrooms with baths ensuite, one with French doors opening to a Juliet balcony overlooking townhouse gardens. Additional features of this renovated residence include central air-conditioning, custom millwork, a laundry room and sound system.
Built in 1928 by Kingdon Gould and designed by renowned architects Taylor & Levi, 160 East 72nd Street is a highly coveted full service cooperative comprised of 20 residences. The building is pet-friendly and permits up to 50% financing. Wonderfully located, 160 East 72nd Street is convenient to excellent restaurants, shopping, transportation and Central Park.