Enjoy Upper West Side living at its best in this spacious, finely appointed one-bedroom apartment at the coveted full-service Merrion Condominium. This prewar gem offers incredible charm and character, enhanced by high-end contemporary finishes that exude modern luxury. Rich oak hardwood floors and airy 10+/- foot beamed ceilings are met by glossy black doors and moldings, beautiful color tones, and chic Forbes & Lomax light switches and outlets in every room. Oversized Thermopane windows on triple exposures brighten the ambience with natural light and provide great insulation. Central air conditioning keeps the climate cool and comfortable on hot summer days and nights. A gracious entry foyer with Grasscloth wallpaper and a large closet welcomes you in and proceeds to generous living quarters. The well-proportioned living/dining room is perfect for lounging and entertaining, highlighted by lovely paintable textured Victorian wallpaper and custom-fitted roller shades. To the right of the foyer is a fabulous wall of custom closets leading to the stunning windowed kitchen, also accented by tasteful Grasscloth. Gorgeous BM Essex Green painted cabinetry, brass hardware, white tiled backsplash, sleek countertops, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances by Bosch & Sub-Zero heighten culinary inspiration. Unwind in your king-size bedroom adorned with custom-fitted blackout/light filtering window shades, built-in storage and 2 sizable closets. Other highlights are a full windowed bath with designer wallpaper, striking tile and new vanity, a convenient stacked washer & dryer, and a separate 8'x5' storage unit comes with the apartment. Built in 1915 and converted to upscale condominiums in 2008, The Merrion boasts a handsome faade that reflects the integrity of the neighborhood and greets residents with an elegant restored marble lobby. Corridors and elevators have also been impeccably renovated. The building is serviced by a 24-hour doorman, concierge, and live-in resident manager, and offers excellent amenities including a fitness center, children's playroom, laundry facility, bike storage, and fabulous rooftop terrace with open city views. The premier location on desirable West 88th Street is in the heart of the Upper West Side near restaurants and cafes, boutique retail, parks, entertainment, subways (1, B, C) and cross-town buses.