Stunning penthouse duplex home in a distinguished and beautifully maintained Carnegie Hill Art Deco landmark co-operative. Showcasing two private terraces- glorious natural light and open city views, a working fireplace- and expansive, elegant layout; this move-in ready, truly beautiful home has so much to offer.
A grand foyer with coved ceiling leads to the sumptuous 23'10 foot long living room featuring two sets of bay windows welcoming in brilliant natural light and cinematic city views-and the luxury of the ambience of a wood-burning fireplace. The formal dining room- also accessed off the foyer- is the perfect setting for intimate meals prepared in your gourmet kitchen and features the rare benefit of a wet bar with sink- and delightfully- its own private outdoor space. The charming dining terrace provides an al-fresco setting for dining a deux- morning coffee and croissant- or sunset wine and cheese- your private Parisian cafe in the sky.
The updated, windowed kitchen looks out at Madison Avenue through its oversized east-facing window providing beautiful light, granite counters and floors and high-end stainless appliances including Sub Zero refrigerator, DeDietrich induction cooktop, Thermador oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is a delightful bonus room- the wonderful benefit of an additional- quite useful room for guests or use as a study/home office, replete with a full bathroom.
A most gracious stairway evocative of 1920s Hollywood carries you to the top floor of this gorgeous penthouse home. The upper floor is currently configured as two very spacious bedroom suites with windowed renovated bathroom. The 17'10 foot corner primary bedroom suite features two bays of oversized windows for your blissful sunshine and city views- and city skyline and stars in the evening. A proper dressing room leads to the renovated and windowed white marble bath with bathtub and custom vanity.
The second bedroom suite has an adjacent library which makes the perfect home study or sitting room. The windowed bath is pristine- and features a soaking tub. The secondary bedroom may easily be converted to two bedrooms that share the full bath. The piece de resistance is the wrap terrace that surrounds the entire upper floor which may be landscaped for your private garden in the sky.
The many distinctive features of this singular penthouse include soaring ceilings over 10 feet in height- oversized bays of single pane windows- handsome hardwood floors- through-wall AC- and a Miele washer/dryer.
19 East 88th Street is a well-regarded 1937 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 Amenities include a brand new fitness room, 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, and pets are welcome.