This exceptional, sun-filled eight-room apartment exhibits the finest in pre-war elegance and charm. Bright north, south and east exposures, well-proportioned rooms and thoughtful separation of public and private spaces provide an ideal setting for both sophisticated entertaining and comfortable everyday living. A gracious entrance foyer leads to an expansive formal living/dining room with wood-burning fireplace, a wall of large casement windows with open northern views, and design flourishes by architect Peter Pennoyer including decorative columns, fine molding and an elegant coved doorway. There are oak herringbone floors throughout. A private hallway leads to the bedroom wing on the south side of the apartment, utterly quiet and with lovely views into leafy trees and townhouse gardens. The corner primary bedroom has a renovated, en suite full bath and an adjacent library which could also serve as a sunny fourth bedroom. Two additional bedrooms share a renovated marble bathroom. The windowed kitchen is exceptionally large, incorporating two former staff rooms and pantry to create a dining alcove that seats eight or more. 520 East 86th Street is a premier, full-service cooperative built in 1929 with a private garden, exercise room, and bike room. The building is pet-friendly and allows 50% financing. Private storage transfers with the apartment.