Last Updated: 11/19/2017 1:02 AM
This 2 bed-2 bath duplex apartment is located in an award-winning self-managed nine unit co-op on a tree lined street in the Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan, just a few blocks from Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The parlor floor includes an exposed brick wall, 10 ft. ceilings and a large living room with and French doors that overlook the bucolic 500-square foot private garden. There is also a wood burning fireplace that was covered with sheetrock during an earlier renovation. The large master bedroom (also facing the garden) is very bright and sunny and adjacent is the master bathroom complete with soaking tub and porcelain tile flooring and a linen closet. Not to forget the chef's kitchen with a Wolf gas range, Bosch dishwasher, Liebherr refrigerator, deep sink with a garbage disposal, granite counter tops, and custom cabinetry. The garden level includes a second bedroom or office with exposed Fieldstone, a large bathroom with oversized Jacuzzi, a bidet, a wine refrigerator, and a utility room. The entire apartment has southern exposures and lots of natural sunlight. In addition, there is central air conditioning, an automatic outdoor irrigation system, double-paned windows, an alarm system, two small storage units, as well as a washer/dryer. While the modern aesthetic serves to highlight the current owners interest in the time period, make no mistakethis property has approximately 1,200 sq ft of good bones and the ability to transform to the new owners sense of style and taste. The building was honored with the 2017 Enrichment Award by Carnegie Hill Neighbors for the sensitive and authentic restoration of the buildings historic faade. The building was previously owned by Irving Berlin and the property is a celebrity in its own right with a scene from the Woody Allen movie, Husbands and Wives was shot in the apartment. Most associate the area with the neighborhoods namesake, Andrew Carnegie, who moved uptown in the early 20th Century creating a boom in the building of mansions and stylish townhomes that range from Neo-Grec to Renaissance Revival architectural styles creating what is now known as Millionaires Mile. Today, Carnegies former mansion is home to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Later, the neighborhood pioneered another trendthe luxury apartment building. Today, many chose to live, work and play in the area. The Park Avenue median islands boast colorful seasonal flowers thanks to the work of the Carnegie Hill Neighbors. With many private schools, museums, galleries, shops, and eateries located in this part of the city, Carnegie Hill is a highly sought after neighborhood making this property a must-see. Cats are welcome and Pied--terres are permitted. Co-purchases and gifting will be considered on a case by case basis.