High-floor, 4 exposures with unobstructed views in the heart of Mid-town East up the street from Sutton Place. The 1929 building designed by H. Clauson features double height Living/Dining space with 16'-9" ceilings and north-facing windows for optimum light. The units were designed as artist studios and have a flexible layout that can be customized to meet the buyer's needs. The beautiful 2,800 SF apartment is located on the 18/19th floor and has open unobstructed N/E/S/W views of the surrounding skyline. The apartment has been completely updated by the design firm McMillen featuring: Lutron lighting system, hi-speed internet capability, noise-canceling windows, Crestron control system, state of the art chef's kitchen, separate laundry room, abundant custom fitted closets throughout, thru-wall AC and one WB fireplace with possibility of a 2nd WB fireplace.
The dramatic double-height Living Room, Dining Room, Entry Gallery and Library are covered with authentic 18th century Louis XV-style boiserie recovered and imported from a grand estate in France. The 18th floor is finished with imported carrara marble floors. Upstairs is the Library/Den with Powder Room which leads to the spacious south & east facing and sun-filled Master Bedroom with en-suite marble bath and dressing room. In addition, and also very private, there is a large second bedroom (south & west facing) with en-suite marble bath.
322 E 57th Street is well known for luminaries currently residing and those in the past; Orson Wells, Clay Felker, founder of New York Magazine, author Gail Sheehy, Tamara De Lempicka, the painter synonymous with the Art Deco period, the opera singer Lily Pons, the conductor Andre Kostelanetz, the 20th century book collector John Fleming and restaurateurs Michael and Tina Chow to name a few of the many. While being a distinguished building it is yet a warm, discreet and neighborly oasis in bustling mid-town.