Splendid 2,400 sq ft luxury home in a handsome full-service prewar co-op at a premier Upper East Side address. This sprawling gem with 4 possible bedrooms and 3 stylish full baths provides a gracious backdrop for living and entertaining. Oversized south-facing windows span the entire width of the apartment, offering beautiful views of the trees and gardens belonging to the privileged townhouses on 81st Street. Facing south and protected by those elegant buildings, this home offers a rare combination of space, sunlight, and quiet, making it a true urban oasis, perfect for entertaining but also for a private sanctuary.
You enter through an elegant foyer, offering room to greet guests and also precious storage space—a huge walk-in closet with built-in cabinets and another closet deep enough for luggage or file storage as well as clothing. From the entry, you see the magnificent interiors, with airy 9’6” coffered and beamed ceilings, rich hardwood floors, stunning millwork, and refined finishes. The impressive 25’ double-length living room enjoys sunlight all day and affords a perfect setting for relaxing and hosting guests. The large formal dining room, with walls of built-in bookshelves and a charming window seat, can easily seat 10. Adjoining is a bright and peaceful open office, which could be closed off to become another bedroom.
Anyone who cooks will love the kitchen, designed by architect Belmont Freeman, who renovated James Beard’s kitchen for the James Beard Foundation. The cabinets are teak, with elegant black interiors, the countertops dark, easy-to-maintain quartz, and the floors a noise-deadening and gentle-on-the-feet cork. A pop-up vent system on the Wolf stove and two sets of windows make sure cooking smells won’t fill the apartment. Other premium appliances, including a warming drawer, by Sub-Zero and Bosch. Four can easily have meals in the breakfast area, making this large kitchen a great gathering space as well as a food preparation area.
Bedrooms split between the two ends of the apartment assure privacy. Your owner’s suite features an enormous walk-in closet/dressing room and a spa-like bath, with granite floor and counter and Zuma tub. Another bedroom, on the east side of the apartment, has an adjoining bath with granite floor, counter, and tub, and Italian tiled walls. A north-facing super-quiet space in this east wing is a perfect child’s room or office, or could easily be converted to a laundry room.
This home is wonderful as is, however, the building is flexible in its allowance of modifications to suit your needs. 2CD is located on the building’s 2nd floor which it shares with just one other residence, and it can be accessed by the lobby stairs as well as the elevator.
Built-in 1912, 122 East 82nd Street is a boutique 9-story prewar co-op off Park Avenue offering central air, a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, laundry room, gym with treadmill and weights, rear planted courtyard, bike room, and basement storage that comes with the apartment. Pets are allowed with board approval. An excellent address, a few minutes walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, world-class shopping and dining, and public transportation.