Immediately upon entering this grand-scaled apartment one is captivated by the glorious, sweeping views of the East River from almost every room of this rarely available mint condition, 10 room residence, situated on a high floor in one of Manhattan's most prestigious buildings, the iconic River House.
The apartment has the unique and rare amenity of a Lifetime Membership to the River Club, located inside the River House, which transfers to the new purchaser (an initiation fee applies if purchaser is not currently a River Club member) allowing a luxurious lifestyle including swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, fitness center, golf simulator, library, grand dining room and bar overlooking the East River, ballroom, guest rooms, and dinner catered to the apartment by the River Club.
Superbly designed and renovated, this important home has a flexible floor plan with currently 3 bedrooms, but easily changed to comprise 4 to 5 bedrooms, and has 4.5 baths, approximately 4,900 sq. ft., four exposures, a private elevator landing, and features exceptional architectural details including exquisitely scaled rooms, 2 fireplaces, random width oak floors, double-width raised doors, lovely moldings, and 31 single paned windows.
offers a 59' enfilade of grand entertaining space overlooking the river, including a sun-filled 28' drawing room with fireplace, a corner 26' great room/dining room, an intimate corner library with fireplace, a large corner media room, and huge entrance gallery with exquisite chinoiserie powder room, all allowing for an exceptional entertaining flow.
The luxurious and expansive south facing private master bedroom suite encompasses a large sunny master bedroom with exceptional long river views, an oversized dressing room/sitting room also with river views, two spa-like marble master baths with soaking tub and separate glass enclosed showers, and two room-size walk-in closets. Two large additional bedrooms, one with beautiful river views, have en-suite marble baths, one with soaking tub and separate glass enclosed shower, and generous closet space.
The enormous 24' x 18' chef's dine-in kitchen with deep set north windows, center island, top of the line appliances including a vented 8 burner stove, two dishwashers, two refrigerators, wine cooler, and abundant storage, features a large windowed breakfast area with lovely banquette seating.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room and spacious staff room/bedroom with en-suite bath.
The thoughtfully configured floorplan of the apartment allows for a perfect separation of public rooms and private quarters, which are accessed by a long hallway to the bedroom area of the apartment.
A private storage room is assigned to the apartment and includes a temperature-controlled wine refrigerator.
The iconic River House, one of the most sought-after cooperatives in the city, is an elegant Art Deco 26-story landmark building designed by architects Bottomley, Wagner & White, built in 1931 and situated at the end of a private cul-se-sac overlooking the East River.
Elegant rococo wrought-iron gates open to a landscaped cobblestoned courtyard used as a turnaround for passenger drop off and pick up at the entrance of River House.
Building residents may enjoy use of the lower garden with its immense open lawn, benches and play set.
Pied-a-terres permitted, Pets permitted.
50% financing permitted, Monthly Assessment, Flip tax: 3% paid by purchaser. Listing courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.