Introducing 455 East 57th Street #12D - this magnificent 3-bedroom (flex 4-bedroom), 3-bathroom residence is the epitome of prewar elegance, tucked away in the East River enclave of Sutton Place.
A timeless gem with wonderful proportions and a gracious flow, this residence includes all the prime features that exemplify prewar apartment allure - it features a high floor, soaring beamed ceilings, herringbone floors, custom cabinetry, exquisite wall and ceiling moldings, and an abundance of oversized windows ensuring that each of the residence's generous rooms are flooded in natural light. A charming foyer welcomes you before leading you towards a radiant living room full of character and grandeur - expansive enough to service a custom-built-in home office and complemented by a wood burning fireplace, beautifully appointed with a marble mantle. The adjacent formal dining room is also provisioned with its own wood burning fireplace and custom pocket doors that open into a spacious room that can be customized to best serve your needs. It is currently presented as a second entertainment area but can easily be converted into a 4th bedroom or family room (alternative floor plan is enclosed for reference). Bright and airy, the renovated three-windowed chef's kitchen features ample eat-in dining, sleek granite countertops and backsplash, contemporary custom cabinetry with plenty of storage and pantry space, and top of the line appliances including a Viking gas range, Liebherr refrigerator, as well as a Bosch washer, dryer and dishwasher. Three classically designed, sunlit ensuite bedrooms located in each corner of the residence feature an abundance of closet space. The stunning, huge en-suite primary bedroom offers plenty of space for a luxurious retreat, further distinguished by both north and south sun exposures and two expansive his and her walk-in closets. Through-wall separately adjustable A/Cs are included and a private, fully enclosed storage room (6'W x 8'D x 9'H) is available for $50,000.
Built in 1927, 455 East 57th is a white glove, full-service co-op with full time uniformed doorman, live-in building manager, and laundry, storage and bike rooms. The building recently completed a $2M+ facade upgrade in December 2020, repairing brickwork on all sides and replacing all decorative terracotta stonework. The building also fully replaced all original apartment windows in the Fall of 2020. These projects were all fully paid for and the building carries virtually no debt on its balance sheet. Pets and Pied--terres are allowed. 50% financing is allowed and there is a 2% flip tax in the building.
The Sutton Place neighborhood is unique in Manhattan; it is a charming and serene place to live, while taking only minutes to get to everything that NYC has to offer - it truly offers the best of both worlds. Steps away from this home is Sutton Place Park, aka "Piggy Park" for the large bronze statue of a wild boar that is the centerpiece of this beautifully expanded and re-landscaped park. The East River Esplanade offers miles of riverfront for strolling, jogging, biking, or relaxing; it includes dog runs and a whimsical giant red sculpture (occasionally the site of live entertainment). Eight clay tennis courts that are open year round and a popular children's playground are nearby at 60th Street. The neighborhood is home to a diverse and spirited restaurant and bar scene, and shopping for most necessities can be done right on 1st Avenue and 57th Street. Enjoy and explore the wide variety of local shops offering speciality goods and services, as well as national retailers such as Whole Foods, Bloomingdales, Home Depot, and coming soon, a Trader Joe's. The United Nations, world-renowned medical facilities, and excellent schools for children of all ages, both public and private, are all closeby, as well as Midtown Manhattan with its plethora of office buildings, parks, libraries and m