The landmarked 19th century Imperial is a welcome retreat from glass and steel. The intangibles of charm and unique layout of this apartment are redolent with European sensibilities as is the buildings lobby with its preserved mosaic tiled floors and other original details. A perfect city home, or a pied-a-terre near Madison Avenue shopping, The Metropolitan Museum and Museum Mile, jogging in Central Park, and all that New Yorks Upper East Side has to offer.
#12 is a floor-through unit on the fifth floor and features soaring 10 ft ceilings, original moldings, intricate parquet floors, and two original fireplaces.
The south-facing living room has oversized windows, flooding the space with light. Two bedrooms are quietly tucked in the rear.
The apartment also features a proper dining area (or extremely large foyer, depending on your preference) and a flexible study/office area off the living room that could also be used as a guest bedroom. A spacious, light filled eat-in kitchen is a joy for the cook.
The apartment has great closet and storage space and there is also basement storage.
Besides pied-a-terres, the building allows pets and sublets, and a washer/dryer can be installed with board approval. There is a laundry room in the basement.
The location speaks for itself: The Imperial is just a little over a block from Central Park, right next to the Carlyle Hotel. The building was designed by Frederick T. Camp, and is often referred to as the little brother of the renowned Dakota.
A doorman is on duty 7 days a week, 8am to midnight.
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