Two beautifully renovated apartments await a staircase to create a spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex. Apartment #1108 has bright western views of brownstone gardens. The open kitchen has a south-facing window, custom cabinetry with glass doors and interior lighting, and stainless steel appliances including a GE 30" gas stove, LG side-by-side refrigerator, Bosch 24"dishwasher, and GE microwave. The extra wide counter top is granite with abundant room for 4 bar stools. The living room has classical pre-war charm including hardwood floors, high 9' beamed ceilings, and crown molding. Pocket doors lead to the over-sized bedroom with a glass transom above. The bedroom has two large walk-in closets (could easily include a home office as well as a walk-in closet) and the bathroom is renovated with marble floors, subway tile, a glass shower door, and slate flooring. The guest bathroom is updated with a marble floor, subway tile, a Fresca toilet and also has a full-size stacking LG washer/dryer. The entry foyer has a walk-in closet. The studio #1008 has a renovated bathroom with subway tile. There is a large closet in the entry foyer as well as a large walk-in closet. The current shareholders own both apartments and duplex combinations are approved in the Alden, please see proposed floor plan for suggested placement of a staircase. With the master bedroom below, you will have the peaceful sleep you've been dreaming of, without any noise from a neighbor above.The Alden, on Central Park West at 82nd, was designed by the renowned architect Emery Roth and is one of New York City's premier full service co-ops with doorman and 24 hour concierge.The grand lobby is elegantly furnished and the hallways were recently renovated. Enjoy panoramic views of Central Park, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and stunning sunsets over the city from the beautifully planted and furnished roof deck on the 17th floor. There is garage access from within the building, 5 elevators, a bicycle room, and a large laundry room with a lending library. Pet friendly and your choice of Verizon Fios or Time Warner service. This is a well-run co-op with strong financials, the buildings' mortgage will be paid off in 16 years, and there is no flip tax. The Alden is situated in a highly desired Upper West side neighborhood, close to museums, and a terrific range of restaurants and shopping, The B/C subway, the cross-town bus, and Citi Bike are all on the next block.
Manhattan’s Upper West Side extends from 59th St. to 110th St., west of Central Park and is recognized as a diverse cultural area. Many residents have migrated to this area to enjoy the prewar family-sized apartments, brownstones, walk-ups, and extravagant new condominium buildings. Residents with children will find excellent private schools in this area and will benefit from easy access to both Riverside and Central Park. Culture buffs will be smitten with the proximity to Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, The New York Historical Society and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. There are numerous unique boutiques, specialty food stores, eclectic restaurants, and trendy bars on the Upper West Side.
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