Perfectly positioned on Beekman Place, a rare and unique enclave that transports its residents to a bygone era of elegant living and gracious style, this beautiful south-facing home overlooking the enchanting building garden is accessed via a walled entry where a gatekeeper/doorman stands guard welcoming its residents and visitors.
The elegantly detailed hallways lead to the front door of this apartment that welcomes you home: An entry gallery leads past the kitchen into the graciously proportioned main living room centered with a charmingly clad wood-burning fireplace. A second living room or formal dining room/study make for substantive space for living and entertaining. The current occupants use it as a library and media room. All the floors are gleaming hardwood oak laid in a herringbone pattern. Large south-facing windows overlooking the garden and the East River in the distance fill the apartment with light. The windowed kitchen with its crisp white cabinetry is well appointed with a Viking Range, Miele dishwasher and Liebherr refrigerator. The apartment has windows on three sides making for great cross-ventilation. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom, also with a window. The sound of bird song is common in this unusually quiet charming apartment.
455 East 51st Street is a six-story pre-war co-operative built in 1924 located at the end of a picturesque, tree-lined street and features a landscaped courtyard, a rooftop terrace with spectacular East River views and a gym. The building lies in close proximity to a dog park, a wide array of appealing restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and subway lines 6/E/M. The neighborhood also has its own neighborhood association and private security making this a safe and secure living experience. Dont be surprised when you are greeted by your neighbors with a Good Morning!
Pets and pieds-a-terre are allowed. Flip tax is 2% of the gross purchase price, payable by the Purchaser. 50% Financing permitted.