This expansive mint condition 1901 SF prewar residence boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a 341 square foot private garden. Formerly a schoolhouse built in 1905, the Inkwell is a boutique, 18-unit condo residence in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, completed in 2016.
Enter the apartment under the vintage transom window into the show-stopping sun-splashed great room. The 20x20 dimensions, three oversized windows scaled to original proportions, soaring 13' ceilings and walnut floors are the ideal backdrop for the combined living room, dining area and kitchen.
The fabulous kitchen boasts a Viking appliance package including 6-burner stove, wine chiller, full-size dishwasher, and garbage disposal, farmer's sink, marble backsplash, soapstone slab countertops, roasted oak cabinetry and under cabinet lighting. Forget about storing pots and pans in the oven--this kitchen has over 35 linear feet of cabinets for the dishes and tools of the most intrepid chef. A custom library ladder in the kitchen accentuates the high ceilings and provides easy access to the top cabinets. Off of the great room is the third bedroom, ideal for a den or home office, and full bathroom perfectly located for guests.
Facing south, the primary bedroom has two closets, one is a walk-in that is so large it could almost be referred to as a dressing room. The ensuite bathroom is outfitted with radiant heat floors, a double vanity, Kohler fixtures and walk-in shower. The second bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have access to the spacious private terrace.
Throughout the apartment the historic windows are outfitted with motorized blackout shades. Central air conditioning and heat is delivered to the apartment through linear diffusers. Elegant 8' solid-core doors minimize sound transfer between rooms. A Bosch washer and dryer are tucked away in a closet off of the hall. A large private storage unit transfers with this sale.
The apartment is the perfect blend of an architectural legacy combined with modern conveniences and refinement.
Entering the lobby provides an old-world sense of home with details evocative of 1920's New York. Checkerboard bluestone floors with white marble edge banding set the stage for highly detailed custom millwork at the reception desk and a mailroom area reminiscent of a card catalog. Owners enjoy rich wood elevator cabs and a tiled fitness room that opens onto an outdoor deck area adjacent to the lobby. The basement contains central laundry for larger loads. Attentive staff (8am-8pm weekdays) keeps the building running smoothly, and access to the building and amenities is simple with a key fob.
This is one special apartment in a neighborhood with lots of good restaurants and shopping including Target around the corner. Don't miss the school bus -- it won't be around for long!