Two private terraces (one a large wrap terrace) and three exposures are featured in this sun-filled, corner penthouse duplex high atop the 'Gold Coast' of Manhattan's Upper East Side with 6.5-rooms featuring open city views from every room. This grand scale Carnegie Hill three-bedroom, three-bathroom home can easily serve as a 4 bedroom and draws in extraordinary natural light from abundant oversized windows, boasts high ceilings and features five corner rooms each with bay windows and two exposures. Southern views reach the length of Madison Avenue all the way to the midtown skyline. Fabulous for entertaining, the well-planned layout offers a full floor formal expanse with a bedroom and full bathroom on the lower level and a separate resident's wing on the upper level. Additional features include a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, laundry, built-in speakers, through wall air conditioning* (lower level) and extraordinary storage throughout with most closets double-deep and extra-tall. These fantastic vistas combined with gracious living, two outdoor oases, an excellent full-service building and superb location make this a wonderful Manhattan home.
The fully equipped kitchen presents an oversized east-facing window providing beautiful light, plenty of storage, granite counters and floors and high-end stainless appliances including Sub Zero refrigerator, DeDietrich induction cooktop, Thermador oven, Kitchen Aid dishwasher and Sharp microwave. A quiet bedroom suite (or study) with full bathroom and an extra storage area completes the floor.
The top floor layout provides for two corner master suites, with one currently configured as two very spacious rooms: one a library/study/home office and the other a guest bedroom, two full bathrooms, a laundry closet with Miele washer and dryer, excellent closet storage and amazing open city views from the wrap terrace.
19 East 88th Street is a well-regarded Art Deco full-service co-op between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenues, only one half block from Central Park, The Reservoir and Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile (The Guggenheim at the end of the block). Amenities include a brand new exercise room (coming this fall), resident storage, central laundry and a gorgeous landscaped roof deck with multiple seating areas, beautiful seasonal plantings and exceptional open city, Reservoir, Central Park and skyline views. 2% flip tax payable by purchaser. 50% financing allowed.
*the building allows central air conditioning with board approval