Perched on the 8th floor of 170 Second Avenue (at the corner of 11th street), this renovated two-bedroom, one-bathroom, cooperative residence provides a quiet, spacious retreat and exudes pre-war charm. City views to the east, and protected views of the historic, landmarked St. Mark's Church to the west complete this lovely home.
A grand entry foyer outfitted with a double-deep coat closet opens to a large, open great room. The windowed, eat-in kitchen has granite flooring, countertops and backsplash, and is equipped with stainless steel appliances a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and abundant counter and cabinet space. There is ample room for a large table by the window, which offers oblique views of the Williamsburg Bridge.
The master bedroom features two windows, offering bright eastern exposures, and is furnished with a built-in vanity and an oversized walk-in closet. A full wall of built-in closets and cabinets flanks the second bedroom, which overlooks the beautiful St. Mark's Church. The windowed bathroom retains the original, reglazed cast iron 5.5-foot soaking tub but has been updated with the addition of a modern, glass-enclosed, stall shower. The hallway outside the bedrooms is lined with two closets, one of which houses a full-sized Bosch washer and dryer.
Beamed, nine-foot ceilings, refinished, original, parquet oak floors, and base and crown moldings throughout serve to highlight the charm and character of this modernized pre-war residence.
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.