5EN at the full-service Charing Cross House is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom corner residence located in the cooperative’s boutique northern building. Perched above the treetops of East 73rd, this home couples the privacy of living on a quiet residential block with the conveniences of an East 72nd Street entrance for quick access to the thoroughfare and brand new Second Avenue subway station across the street.
A wide foyer flanked by two deep closets opens to bright, spacious living room. Exceptional natural light pours through coveted corner exposures to the north and east revealing open sky over the surrounding low-rise buildings. A free-flowing layout provides a seamless transition to a windowed galley kitchen which features cabinetry by Brookhaven of Pennsylvania, black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Adjacent is a dining area complemented by a custom built-in Brookhaven bar cabinet which boasts a 17-bottle wine rack display.
Set back from the street and overlooking the treetops of East 73rd below, the large master bedroom offers a serene retreat. Just outside, is a windowed modern bathroom appointed with a space-saving pocket door, Speakman showerhead, Robern medicine cabinet and Grohe fixtures. Additional highlights of residence 5EN include custom Hunter Douglas solar shades and updated hardwood floors throughout, windows in every room, through-the-wall air conditioning, and a custom master closet system outfitted by Elfa.
Charing Cross House, built in 1955, is a premier Upper East Side cooperative developed by Peter Doelger and designed by architect H.I. Feldman. The name pays homage to long-time resident and author Helene Hanff who wrote the acclaimed "84, Charing Cross Road", which was later adapted for theater, film, television and radio. The entrance, situated at the corner of East 72nd Street and Second Avenue, is distinguished by its signature gold trim, stately awning and outdoor plantings. This post-war cooperative is a block-long and comprised of two interconnected buildings: an intimate six-story building to the north on East 73rd and high-rise to the south on East 72nd Street.
Residents are supported by a full-time staff including a 24/7 attended lobby and live-in Resident Manager. A sustainable eco-conscious smart roof with extraordinary city views provides a furnished and landscaped oasis for shareholders. Additional amenities include a fitness center (monthly fee), central laundry room and storage for bicycles and personal property (monthly fee). The cooperative permits pets and pied-a-terres. Parents buying for children, co-purchasing, guarantors and subleasing are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and subject to the discretion of the board.