Rarely does one find the unique combination of a perfect location, two terraces, open city views, a wood burning fireplace and glorious light in a premiere pre-war co-op but apartment 18A has all of these features and more! This outstanding 5 room home strikes the perfect balance between elegance and comfort with 2 large bedrooms, a vast entertaining space, a classic entrance gallery, spacious eat-in kitchen and a home office.
Arrive at your semi-private landing to the gracious 20' gallery which anchors this versatile layout. One is immediately impressed by the 26'X18' living/dining room with open eastern city views, wood burning fireplace with stone surround and mantle, double glass doors opening onto two sizable terraces and beautiful, newly-refinished herringbone floors. This stately room with 9'3' ceilings seamlessly accommodates a substantial dining area at the far end and an expansive living room area around the fireplace. The chic, scandanavian style, light wood, eat-in kitchen is flooded with light through a wall of west facing windows and has attractive opaque glass cabinets with excellent storage space and stainless steel appliances,countertops and backsplash. A serious cook would enjoy preparing meals in this airy kitchen with ample space for friends and family to dine.
At the end of the gallery is the gracious primary bedroom, with windowed en-suite bath and glass walk-in shower. Two large east-facing windows offer a peek of Central Park and an abundance of sunlight and the back wall is lined in deep closets with built-in drawers, The large second bedroom, with windowed en-suite bath, has access to the 2nd terrace which is 21' by 6'6', in addition to having abundant closet space. There is a small windowed room nearby, which works perfectly as an office or an extra sleeping space. Newly refinished wood floors, washer & vented dryer hook-up, high ceilings, thru-wall and central air conditioning and lovely prewar detail add an extra flair to this jewel of an apartment, perfect as a full time residence or pied-a-terre.
Built in 1930 by renowned architect, Emery Roth, 784 Park Avenue is a full service white-glove cooperative with an attentive staff, fitness center, and private storage. Perfectly situated at 74th Street & Park Avenue, it is just two blocks from Central Park and around the corner from the best boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and cultural centers that make the Upper East Side a highly desirable place to live. Please note: 60% financing permitted, 2% flip tax, subletting is not permitted, nor are weekend showings and all original windows/terrace doors will need to be replaced by the purchaser.