This magnificent, prewar home offers charming details such as beamed ceilings, a woodburning fireplace, crown moldings, baseboards, windowed kitchen and bathrooms, and chair rail moldings, as well as the modern conveniences of an in-unit washer/dryer, tons of closet space, a maintenance that includes electricity, and many additional custom upgrades. All this on a tree-lined cul-de-sac in a stunning, full-service building designed by Emory Roth and developed by Bing & Bing.
The gracious foyer, which is unique to this apartment and was created by purchasing hallway space from the building, leads to the spacious dining area, which has been upgraded to include custom cabinetry and shelving. The windowed kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, ample storage, and a washer dryer.
The large living room separates the two bedrooms and offers treetop views and a woodburning fireplace. The primary bedroom shares the same tree-lined view as the living room and offers a windowed en-suite bathroom and two large closets. The hallway leading to the secondary bedroom is lined with large closets. A windowed bathroom sits just outside the secondary bedroom, which faces south over the building's private gardens. The bedroom is generously sized with an amazing walk-in closet.
All rooms are well-proportioned and elegantly appointed with oak floors, crown molding, baseboards, and chair moldings. Storage space is overwhelming with 10 generously sized closets. The apartment is located on a quiet cul-de-sac block and there is a beautifully landscaped garden shared by the 5 Southgate buildings
424 East 52nd Street is part of The Southgate complex. The cluster of buildings, which was originally designed by renowned architect Emery Roth and built by the Bing & Bing brothers, turned Beekman into the thriving residential enclave that it is today. The location provides a perfect blend of immediate access to all of the amenities of Midtown, with the privacy and tranquility of the nearby parks, dog runs, and the East River. Completed in 1931, the Southgate features a full-time doorman, live-in resident manager, onsite management office, landscaped garden with children's play area, laundry room, storage, and bicycle room. Peid-a-terre and pets are allowed, and electricity is included in the maintenance.