Serene river views and craftsman details define this bright and sunny one bedroom on a cul-de-sac off West 181st Street.
Enter the apartment through a dining foyer adjacent to a stylishly renovated open kitchen with stainless appliances, ample granite countertops and abundant storage. The Living Room features masterfully crafted built-ins, custom-designed for the current owner's impressive book collection. A gliding library ladder allows access to a unique shelf tucked under the ceiling, at the back end of the living room. It is a bibliophile's dream apartment -- a place to organize one's collection, while reading and gazing at the river. The corner bedroom has space for a king-sized bed and offers the same spectacular views. The windowed bath has been updated with classic details, and has a shower within the newly re-glazed tub. The apartment has generous closet space, with two in the foyer and two in the bedroom.
The building and its fabulous Resident Super deserve a "Five Star" rating for pristine maintenance and impeccable service.
The amenities at Lafayette Gardens include a part-time doorman (4pm - 12am daily), a package room, two garden courtyards, a storage area and bike room, on-side laundry facilities, an attached garage (with below-market rates!), a live-in super, a daily maintenance crew, and an upgraded intercom directed to your mobile or home phone. The co-op also has BuildingLink, a cloud-based management source to help with day-to-day building activities. Gas and electric are included in the already low maintenance.
The co-op is located near the A-train, M4 and M98 buses, and is convenient to the Westside Highway. An appealing array of trendy restaurants and specialty shops line 181st Street. There is a Starbucks on the corner of 181st and Ft. Washington, right next to the subway station. The Uptown Port Authority, with transportation across the GW Bridge, includes a Marshall's and other retail shops, and is only a few blocks away.
This green area of Manhattan offers many advantages to outdoor/sports enthusiasts -- you'll find tennis courts, bike trails, soccer fields, jogging paths, and gardens. The neighborhood is also noted for "The Little Red Lighthouse," The Cloisters and Ft. Tryon Park.