Designed in 1926 by the architectural firm Cox and Holden, in collaboration with the premier CafÃ© Society interior designer Dorothy Draper, 333 East 57th Street is a highly revered white-glove cooperative known for its graceful proportions and intelligent layouts.
Extraordinary in every way, Unit 3B is a seven-room home designed for elegant entertaining and comfortable living. This rare offering is defined by its large-scale rooms and sun-filled northern and southern exposures. Remarkably quiet, oversized double-paned Marvin windows capture the beautiful natural light and picturesque flowering trees.
The entrance gallery opens to a dramatic center foyer, which leads to the south-facing double living room showcasing a wood-burning fireplace and original mantle that stands as the centerpiece of this impressive room. The exceptionally large north-facing formal dining room moves seamlessly to an eat-in-chefs kitchen through a true butlers pantry. The dining room is showcased by an oversized picture window overlooking the coop's garden. With European flair, the expansive kitchen encompasses beautifully restored original wood and glass cabinetry, stainless steel countertops, full-sized stainless-steel appliances, a commercial-grade vent over a large Viking range with an over-sized window. The two maids' rooms are tucked away and share a full bath with steam shower. An entry vestibule leads to the master suite which is generous in proportions, boasting three large walk-in closets and an en-suite bath outfitted with Brazilian marble walls, Waterworks tile floor and Dornbracht fixtures. The second spacious bedroom also features an en-suite bath and large closet.
In excellent condition, this pre-war home is replete with abundant natural sunlight, pristine original herringbone pattern floors, copious storage, and over nine-foot ceilings with many early twentieth-century architectural details throughout. Modern amenities such as dual zoned central air conditioning and an in-unit Bosch washer/dryer complete this pre-war home. A large storage cage also conveys with the unit.
333 East 57th Street is a cooperative with provenance; notable residents have included American novelist E.L. Doctorow, Alice Roosevelt, and Ilka Chase. Additionally, members of the distinguished Steinway family were among one of five former owners of Unit 3B. A beautifully maintained boutique building with only two units per floor, there is a 24-hour doorman, porters, and a resident manager. The cooperative is pet friendly and pied-Ã -terres are allowed. Building features include a recently renovated lobby, landscaped private resident garden, and a lush common rooftop terrace. Situated on East 57th Street between First and Second Avenue, this cooperative is located on a residential tree-lined block adjacent to Sutton Place. It is close to transportation as well as Whole Foods, Morton Williams, Equinox, and the finest shops and dining establishments just outside your front door.
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