Located just off Madison Avenue on East 74th Street in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, this furnished two-bedroom, two-bath duplex home is positioned on the ground and garden levels at the quiet rear portion of a 23-foot wide 19th Century townhouse cooperative.
On the upper (ground) level, the entry foyer features a double closet with mirrored French doors and a window overlooking the private patio. Adjoining the fully equipped kitchen with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a new Sub-Zero refrigerator with built-in ice maker, a dishwasher, range, microwave and toaster oven, is a built-in office desk. A banquette bench allows for in-kitchen dining.
A series of West-facing bow windows bathe the living area with light. Ample living and dining seating, a decorative fireplace and built-in, lighted shelving are the centerpiece of the living area, and new wood flooring is throughout. The second bedroom is outfitted with a trundle bed and occasional seating and features an en-suite windowed bath with combined tub and shower.
Accessed by the staircase from the entry foyer, the lower (garden) level consists of an expansive master suite. A king-sized sleigh bed, a vanity, occasional seating, two large closets and elegant marble-design porcelain tile combined with West-facing bow windows, mirrors and recessed lighting create a light and open feeling. The large, windowed, marble master bath features a separate bathtub and a stall shower, a pedestal sink, and private access to the rear patio which is for the exclusive use of this apartment's residents.
Shared laundry is conveniently accessed through a separate entrance in the lower level. Pets considered by the owner on a case-by-case basis.
Fewer than two blocks from Central Park and just around the corner from The Met Breuer, The Frick Collection, Asia Society Museum and the designer boutiques and art galleries of Madison Avenue, residents of 40 East 74th Street enjoy authentic cuisine at Via Quadronno and Cafe Boulud, jazz and classic cabaret at the Cafe Carlyle and an easy commute to Lenox Hill Hospital, Hunter College and the 6 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.
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