This extraordinary two-bedroom, two-bath residence with Empire State, Chrysler and open city skyline views, is located at 170 Second Avenue, the East Village's preeminent cooperative at the corner of 11th Street. This refined home is a "modern classic." Completely remodeled from top to bottom, its high design, attention to detail, and functional elegance are evident throughout. The renovations respect the character of this historic 1929 building, while bringing it completely up-to-date, replacing plumbing and electricity, and choosing new finishes and fixtures that marry the historic period to today's aesthetic.
A grand central gallery opens through sliding French doors onto the open kitchen/dining room. This sophisticated and inviting space features a large built-in dining banquette, lacquered custom cabinetry and a spacious center island. Top-of-the-line appliances include a vented Viking cooktop, double wall ovens and exhaust fan, Sub-Zero fridge and freezer drawers and Miele dishwasher. Calacatta Gold 2" thick countertops and sink, Samuel Heath hardware and Ralph Lauren lighting complete the luxurious appeal of this truly spectacular kitchen.
Large windows overlooking the historic St. Mark's Church allow light to flood into the expansive living room, ideal for entertaining. Custom wall panels, window treatments, and built-in shelving contribute to the stylish aesthetic captured throughout the residence. The corner master bedroom has three windows, offering north and west views of the church and the spectacular city skyline. The double-paned windows ensure quiet and tranquility in this bright, spacious room, decorated with Osborne & Little wallpaper. No detail was spared in the design of the stunning, windowed master bathroom, which features WaterWorks fixtures, white Carrera and Thassos basket weave flooring and a Carrera marble countertop. A double vanity, towel warmer and radiant floor heating help create the ultimate, deluxe master bath.
Off the bedroom hallway, lined with Ralph Lauren grass cloth wallpaper, is a full bathroom, which features WaterWorks fixtures and polished nickel sink, and grey flannel wall covering. The second bedroom boasts a full wall of 24" deep, beautiful built-in cabinets covered in hand antiqued mirrors and equipped with custom shelving, drawers, outlets and garment rods. Two separate 14" deep cabinets were specially designed for shoe and jewelry storage.
Other highlights include a Sonos spe