"Picture Perfect" is the best way to describe this renovated pre-war classic two bedroom, two bath corner residence in the heart of the Village. Located at Eleventh Street and Second Avenue, this flawlessly designed home has protected views over the historic landmark St. Mark's Church. The renovation maintains and respects the character of the remarkable 1929 building while bringing it completely up-to-date, replacing all plumbing and electricity, and choosing new finishes and fixtures that marry the historic period to today's aesthetic.
New bleached white oak floors and warm colors and finishes attract and reflect the light that pours in from ten large windows with northern and western exposures. The apartment centers on a large entry gallery that connects the expansive living room to the extraordinary open kitchen and gracious dining room, and to a hall that leads to the bedroom quarters. The living room showcases a limestone and steel working fireplace custom crafted in England by Chesney's and is lined with handsome built-in bookcases.
Featuring an oversize island, black honed granite counters (with a drain board) and statuary marble tile backsplash, the windowed chef's kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances - including an electric blue Bertazzoni six-burner range, a French door Liebherr 36" refrigerator with two freezer drawers and a KitchenAid dishwasher.
The spacious corner master bedroom, also flooded with light, is appointed with two large closets. The main bathroom boasts honed marble tile, a glass-enclosed rain shower and the original, reglaze cast iron 5.5-foot soaking tub. The second bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, has a set of French doors to the living room, allowing it to function as either a bedroom, den/office or guest room.
Other highlights of this jewel of a residence include nine-foot ceiling heights throughout, Waterworks fixtures in both bathrooms and kitchen and a Bosch washer and dryer.
170 Second Avenue features a beautiful lobby with original terrazzo floors, brass chandeliers, Art Deco murals and a mahogany-paneled elevator. It is impeccably maintained by a wonderful full-time staff, comprised of porters, a live-in superintendent and 24-hour elevator attendant. Amenities include central laundry, storage and bike rooms. It is located near fantastic restaurants, Union Square, Astor Place, Tompkins Square Park and public transportation.