This exceptional four bedroom duplex residence with stunning prewar detail is ideally situated on the front south corner of The Studio Building, an iconic limestone-clad cooperative on the corner of 66th Street and Lexington Avenue.
A gracious entrance gallery opens onto a dramatic and elegant 30 x 19 corner living room with soaring ceilings and stunning open views of the Manhattan Skyline. Immediately to the east of the living room is an inviting south-facing library with picturesque south views over St Vincent Ferrer Church and it's magnificent stained glass windows. At the other end of the living room is an oversized formal dining room which can easily seat 14 guests. The vast 19 ft windowed eat-in-kitchen and adjacent breakfast room complete this wing of the home. A guest bathroom is conveniently located immediately adjacent to the entrance gallery.
The upper level of the home has a very flexible layout consisting of 4/5 bedrooms, each with wonderful open views. The entire home is bathed in natural sunlight throughout the day. Unlike many prewar apartments, this residence has no "back views" of any kind. A staff room on the top floor of the building transfers with the sale of the apartment.
131 East 66th Street, also known as The Studio Building, is a full-service, white glove cooperative known for its unparalleled beauty. Built in 1905 by award-winning architect Charles A. Platt, the building is not only designated as a New York City landmark but is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Pets are allowed, and pied-a-terres are permitted on a case-by-case basis. A 3% flip tax is paid by the purchaser.