Rarely will you find a more gracious residence than 2/3A at 322 East 57th Street, one of the most coveted luxury cooperatives in Manhattan located in glamorous Sutton Place. This renovated 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom duplex reflects classic prewar elegance melded with the finest modern luxuries. A semi-private landing welcomes you to the main level and leads into a large entry gallery where sophistication unfolds. Beyond awaits a voluminous 2810x 274 living room with soaring cross-beamed ceilings of nearly 18 feet, a sleek gas-burning fireplace, and huge 14-foot casement windows flooding the ambience with natural light.
For the host, a beautiful open dining room and bright airy den sit on the mezzanine level, accessed by a grand staircase. Both overlook the living room below and afford a perfect backdrop for serving cocktails and sit-down meals. Preparing culinary creations is inspired in the fabulous gourmet eat-in windowed kitchen that adjoins, appointed with abundant custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances.
Sleeping quarters are privately positioned on the main level. The deluxe master suite enjoys a spacious windowed dressing room with a wall of closets, connecting to a windowed spa-style bath. The second sunny bedroom suite sits in its own wing for optimal peace and quiet. A guest powder room, generous closets, oversized windows facing north, south and east, and central air conditioning heighten the allure.
Designed by Harry M. Clawson of Caughey & Evans, architects of the distinctive Hampshire House, and completed in 1930, 322 East 57th Street is a one-of-a-kind architectural jewel with a striking neo-classical façade. Among the most handsome and prestigious full-service cooperatives in NYC, the building was originally a 22-story residential hotel and converted in 1959. The prime address is well situated in the Sutton Place area near Billionaires Row, close to Whole Foods and the East River Promenade. Pets and pied-a-terres are allowed.