Open houses are by appointment only. Looking for a spacious Manhattan apartment that will put a smile on your face every day? From the moment you waken, with the sun streaming into your 28th floor picture windows, to your last glance out at the night skyline featuring the twinkling lights atop the Williamsburg (Koch) Bridge, the magic of the city surrounds you. You never feel closed in; wherever you go, you are in a gracious home with every convenience, with a building staff that provides the high-end service you desire.
As you enter your new home, you are mesmerized by the light streaming into your open plan living room and dining room, with views across the East River to Roosevelt Island and north to the Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges. This beautiful home provides the best of all worlds -- abundant room to entertain, enough space for privacy, and generously sized rooms. Enjoy your morning coffee and evening cocktail while taking in the spectacular views on your spacious balcony off the living room. All this, plus first class amenities to fit your active lifestyle. Just bring your toothbrush. When you enter the building, you are welcomed by the doorman into a formal reception hall with antique tapestries. A smiling concierge offers your mail, and arranges for packages to be delivered direct to your apartment. Four high-speed elevators carry residents to their floors, two low-rise, two high rise (including floor 28).
You open your front door into a spacious high ceiling gallery.Turn right and you are in the 43-foot-long living room and dining room, magnificent views, door to balcony -- perfect for large parties or small. Or go down a short hallway containing a full bath, Bosch washer and dryer, and large storage closet. You are on your way to the kitchen, featuring Wolf professional range, six burners, two ovens, top grill: SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, garbage disposal, and abundant cupboard space.
Off the kitchen is a smaller bedroom or ideal home office, again with views to the East River.
Turn left from the entrance gallery into the bedroom wing, which affords privacy from anyone enjoying the fun in the living room. This truly feels like a two-floor home on one level. There are three large bedrooms (or two plus a den), each with private bath. Two bathrooms have walk in showers ? floors and underneath water pans recently replaced. The third bathroom offers a tub and shower for a relaxing soak. The parquet floors, recently installed, are American white oak. There is central A/C and plenty of closet space.
The staff and resident manager take great pride in the building and treat the residents like family. Guests are announced by the concierge. Even takeout meals are delivered to your door by building staff. Workpeople, movers, etc., are permitted only with advance notice, resident authorization and proof of insurance.
The building has an excellent gym, pool, spa, garage, dry cleaning and roof deck. Go out the front door into a neighborhood that's equally welcoming. Head to your favorite restaurants including, Felidia, Mr. Chow's, Neary's (a mayoral hangout for 50 years), Bistro Vendome, and more. Visit close-by Whole Foods or Morton Williams for fresh fruits, vegetables, prime meat and fish. Grab a cab, Uber or Lyft (or at the corner a bus) to Carnegie Hall down the street, Lincoln Center, Theater District, museums. Take the nearby tram across the river to Roosevelt Island to enjoy relaxed walks and parks. Six subway lines are nearby.
This Excelsior apartment is the height of luxury -- for substantially less than you would pay for far more cramped space in a brand-new tower. Take the virtual tour on this website, then call for an appointment to experience it in person.