Architecturally Significant Prewar Four Bedroom Duplex with Open Views
Located on the top two floors of 131 East 66th Street, this sunny prewar four Bedroom, three and a half Bath duplex is truly one-of-a-kind. Bright, open views to the south and west underscore this striking apartment that features abundant sunlight, sky, space and character. Upon entry to the apartment, one is immediately struck by the grand scale of the rooms and the original architectural details.
The first floor, perched on the 10th floor of the building, features a grand 31 ft corner Living Room with six windows and a decorative fireplace. There is a generously proportioned formal Dining Room, as well as a Library with custom millwork. These rooms each feature 9' 6" beamed ceilings, original herringbone floors, substantial pocket doors, and crown moldings. Well located off the Dining Room is a large Kitchen with ample storage. The original pantry with beautiful 1906 cabinets also has a banquette eating area. There is a well-placed powder room off the foyer, completing this incredibly spacious entertaining floor of the duplex.
The handsome staircase, with a large skylight bringing incredible light into both floors of the apartment, leads one to four cheery, sunny, and spacious bedrooms. The primary bedroom features thoughtful built-ins with a decorative fireplace and additional windowed room that could house a home office or dressing room, along with a sizable en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is perched on the southwest corner of the apartment and features four large windows facing both directions with custom millwork and a large walk-in closet. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms are ample sized with large closets and sunny open views. There are two additional full bathrooms on this floor as well as multiple closets.
131 East 66th Street, historically named "The Studio Building", is an Italianate-Palazzo style landmark built in 1907 and designed by renowned architect Charles Platt. The exterior is distinguished by large windows and a grand columned entryway. There is an attentive on-site resident manager, 24-hour doormen and an elevator operator, along with basement storage, bike storage, and a laundry room.
50% financing and pets are permitted. There is a 3% flip tax payable by the purchaser.