This is perhaps the most romantic river penthouse on the Upper East Side, once owned and occupied by Irving Berlin. It's a sprawling three plus a library/four bedroom duplex in mint condition with floor-toâceiling glass doors highlighting the breathtaking terraces and views of the East River and way beyond. Huge terraces surround the entertaining floor providing superb indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. An enormous living room with a wood burning fireplace (all with glorious river views) leads to an open formal dining room. There's a large, sunny chef's kitchen with a dining area under a glass conservatory and terrace access from each room. A staff room (now used for storage) and a renovated full bath complete the first level.
On the bedroom level, the dreamy master suite with a wall of windows showcasing spectacular river views, has a spacious bedroom area, a partially separated sitting room with a gas fireplace and a fully equipped breakfast bar. The over-sized marble master bath is fully renovated with room to spare. There's an adjacent library/sitting room and two large additional bedrooms, each with private renovated baths.
There is central AC throughout, high ceilings, enormous closets, and art deco charm galore. An ample storage bin transfers with the apartment.
130 East End Avenue is a 16-story, full service luxury co-op, designed by Emery Roth and built in 1929. It is in the coveted location just across from Carl Schurz Park and the Gracie Mansion. Pets are allowed as well as pied-a-terres with board approval. This desirable neighborhood is close to many private and public schools, shopping, restaurants, convenient bus service and nearby access to the Q-line train.
Manhattan’s Upper East Side extends from 59th St. to 96th St., east of Fifth Avenue and is known as one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood consists of stylishly restored old mansions, luxury high rises, stately townhouses, and several of the best co-ops and condos in Manhattan. This district includes access to some of the finest public schools as well as elite private schools like The Dalton School and The Brearley School. Central Park is a quick westward stroll away. Art lovers will find that they can walk to their favorite museums, namely The Metropolitan, The Guggenheim, The Frick, and The Whitney. They can also visit the famous auction houses of Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Posh boutiques and upscale intimate restaurants enhance the area’s elegance.
With the recent unprecedented rate cut by the Federal Reserve, banks have been inundated with people looking to take advantage of lower interest rates. Because of the overwhelming demand, we have not yet seen a huge reduction in mortgage rates. While we aren’t there yet, it is likely that we will see a dramatic shift in the upcoming months, which raises the question, “What does a 1 point difference in interest rate do for my bottom line?”Read more