Once in a while, a fabulous jewel box of a pre-war penthouse comes on the market. Beautifully renovated by architect/owner, this one bedroom with glass greenhouse and terraces is in move-in condition. On the top two floors of an intimate neighborhood coop, this gem of a penthouse is one of a kind. A gracious entry leads to a south-facing living room with a vented gas fireplace, high ceilings, moldings, lovely floors, and an adjoining formal dining room. The kitchen is fitted with custom cabinets and top of the line appliances. There is a marble bathroom with an adjacent washer and dryer closet. A large primary bedroom is equipped with ample custom closets.Upstairs is a fabulous double-height barrel-vaulted greenhouse of glass overlooking terraces with plantings with a view of Central Park. This glass-walled aerie is a lush retreat from the busy city. There is also a powder room on this level. The apartment is cooled by central AC throughout.
Built in 1896, 9 East 97th Street, is an intimate prewar building located just off Fifth Avenue. The 6-story building offers a virtual doorman, central laundry room, and a bike room. The building recently installed a new elevator cab and is currently renovating the lobby and stairwell. Pied-a-terres, guarantors, and pets are permitted with board approval. All at an excellent address that is mere minutes to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, world-class shopping and dining, and public transportation. There is an assessment through 7/22 of $216.20 for lobby and elevator renovations. 80% financing allowed, and there is a 2% flip tax paid by purchaser.