You will love coming home to this welcoming and beautiful apartment with its large entry gallery and vast living area, creatively delineated into separate living and dining spaces. The unique 56-foot-long open living area allows natural light to pour in all day. This wonderful home exudes intimacy while boasting enough space to accommodate a crowd when entertaining.
The generously sized space was thoughtfully designed by Elle Decor A-Lister, Anishka Clarke, of Ishka Design. The living area includes a great room, dining area, more formal living room, and a partially separate third bedroom/den with pocket doors that allow for privacy when needed.
The great room, adjacent to the stunning open-plan cook's kitchen, is currently being used as a less formal living room. With north-facing windows, this room has wonderful open views of the East River all the way to the RFK Bridge and beyond. The thoughtfully designed windowed kitchen is sure to delight, with quartzite countertops, modern Delft-like backsplash tiles, stainless appliances including a wine cooler, and plenty of storage with a pull-out pantry and cabinets under the quartzite waterfall-finished island. The island, complete with pendant lighting, accommodates bar stools on both sides, making it the perfect spot for informal meals.
The more formal dining area comfortably fits a large dining table and chairs, leaving ample room to pass on either side. There are multiple closets incorporated into the superb millwork that surrounds the entire dining area. For more formal entertaining, access to the bedroom wing can be closed off by the pocket door, which matches the millwork.
The inviting and quiet living room is a perfect bookend to the dining area. The southern-most room is currently used as a playroom and home office, but works well as a multi-purpose area or can easily be converted into a third bedroom. This room has attractive built-ins and both south- and east-facing windows with an unobstructed view of Carl Schurz Park, the East River, and more.
The sleeping quarters of the apartment feel private and completely separate from the living area. The bedrooms are situated end-to-end with two bathrooms located in between. The master bedroom, with ensuite bathroom, is spacious and grand with both south- and west-facing windows. This commodious room easily accommodates a king size bed, night tables, and various dressers. It also has two substantial closets, including a walk-in.
The second bedroom, with open northern views, has great natural light, a large closet, and plenty of space. This bedroom has both north- and west-facing windows.
Every room of this happy, sunny, easy to live in home has a through wall air conditioner. The entire apartment is in excellent condition, and the storage is plentiful.
525 East 86th Street is a well-run, full-service co-op with a live in Resident Manager, gym, storage room (waitlist), bike room (waitlist), basement laundry, and parking garage. Up to two pets per apartment and pieds-a-terre are welcomed here. Located on a quiet, gorgeous park block, the building is proximate to various transportation, Carl Schurz Park, the East River Promenade, Asphalt Green, wonderful restaurants, and excellent schools.
Showings by appointment only Tuesday through Friday from 9:30am-2:00pm.