Bring your contractor and create your own interpretation of this wonderfully expansive and flexible home. One enters through a welcoming and elegant square formal entry foyer. The North-facing living room offers a peek of the park and spans an impressive near 25' in length. The apartment features high beamed ceilings and the original red oak quarter-sawn floors.
In keeping with Candela's classic design, there are two spacious, perfectly proportioned bedrooms with two full baths. In the "D" line the enormous dining room is usually converted to a third bedroom. The windowed kitchen features an adjacent breakfast room that can also function as a home office. There are abundant, plentiful closets throughout including walk-in closets in two of the bedrooms.
285 Riverside Drive is considered one of the best full-service cooperatives on Riverside Drive. The edifice was designed in 1926 by Rosario Candela and converted to cooperative ownership in 1969. A hallmark of this building is the lovely entry wrought iron doors welcoming one to a beautiful marble lobby with its intricately carved coffered ceiling and stained glass windows. The building is 100% sold, has excellent financials, and very low maintenance. There are full-time doormen, a live-in resident manager, bike room, storage, a central laundry room and is pet-friendly. There is a flip tax of 2% payable by the buyer. Co-purchasing, guarantors and pied-a-terre ownership are permitted with Board approval on a case by case basis.