Incredible loft-like 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo apartment in a handsome prewar building, The Merrion, in the heart of the Upper West Side. This meticulously-renovated residence is still brimming with gorgeous prewar details, making it contemporary yet classic at once. Shaping the elegant living space are rich hardwood oak floors, high coffered & beamed ceilings, custom built-ins, and oversized western windows bathing the ambience in natural light. The thoughtful 1,517 sq ft interior presents a generous open living and dining plan for easy entertaining and relaxed living. The layout is so expansive and versatile it will even allow for a second full bathroom if desired ( alternate floor plan with second full bathroom attached ). Preparing meals is inspired in the stunning chef's kitchen, fully-equipped with abundant custom cabinetry, black stone countertops, and premium stainless steel appliances. Two well-proportioned bedrooms include the larger master. Both have excellent closet space and tranquil tree-top views. A marble full and half bathroom are styled with mosaic floors and high-end finishes. A gracious entry foyer with big closet, in-home washer & dryer, and central air round out this special gem.Built in 1915 and converted to luxurious condominiums 2008, The Merrion boasts a beautifully maintained facade that reflects the integrity of the neighborhood. The building is serviced by a 24-hour doorman, concierge, and live-in resident manager, with upscale amenity spaces including a marble lobby, fitness center, children's playroom, and rooftop terrace with open city views. Common laundry, private storage and bike storage are also onsite. The prime location at 215 West 88th Street is central to all the offerings of the Upper West Side, near charming cafes, boutique retail shops, fine dining, parks, entertainment, subways and cross-town bus service. Note that there is an assessment of $1,657 until 3/31/2021.