447 E 57TH ST, 15AB

Co-op Properties

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Property Description

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Comprising the entire top full floor, this newly renovated four bedroom plus library apartment combines contemporary amenities in a traditional prewar layout that honors the legacy of the buildings original architect, Rosario Candela. With four exposures and well-proportioned rooms, the apartment benefits from wonderful light and air through its twenty three new windows.

The public rooms of the apartment; a large Living Room, formal Dining Room and Library are all accessed from a well-proportioned and elegantly detailed Gallery which is entered from a private elevator vestibule. The Living Room has a wood burning fireplace, the Dining Room, with its built in storage and dry bar is decorated with hand painted deGournay wallpaper. The south facing Library, with three large windows and floor to ceiling bookcases has a "secret" door that provides access to the two exposure Primary Bedroom; this room easily does double duty as a private retreat for the owner.

The private quarters of the apartment; four Bedrooms each of which has a private bath, are located off the private hall. The Primary Bedroom, with a wood burning fireplace faces south and west. It's privacy is enhanced by the thoughtful configuration of the closet area. The Primary Bath is rendered in limestone, mahogany paneling and ceramic tile. A warm and highly distinctive environment, it includes discreet storage and a very large steam shower. The fourth bedroom, which currently serves as an informal living/ media room is directly across the private hall from the large, eat in kitchen.

The apartment is centrally air conditioned and divided into two zones, each of which has a separate internet enabled control. All of the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems and components are new.

Obsolete service rooms have been seamlessly integrated into the large, modern kitchen. The eat-in kitchen has direct access to the service elevator and private laundry and mechanical room appurtenant to this area. It includes substantial pantry storage, a coffee/breakfast bar, large center island and Meile appliances. The apartment includes a large, double size storage room in the cellar which is conveniently accessed from the service elevator.

447 East 57th Street The Building

Originally built as a Co-operative in 1928, 447 East 57th Street is regarded as one of the finest of Rosario Candelas' smaller residential buildings. Designed at the height of his powers and at the apogee of the golden age of residential design in New York, 447 East 57th Street includes a range of inventive and elegant layouts. The uppermost floors include full floor layouts of which the present offering is the most refined. With a full staff of doormen, porters and a resident manager, 447 East 57th Street is a highly desirable, discrete address conveniently located on a tree lined, residential block just a stones throw away from the heart of Manhattan.
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    Co-op Properties
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  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Pre-War
  • Southern Exposure
  • Western Exposure
  • Northern Exposure
  • Eastern Exposure
  • Washer Dryer Included
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Pets Allowed
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