Rarely available and truly special this corner two bedroom, two bathroom home at the iconic Beresford offers direct Central Park and Museum views from all windows of the living room and both bedrooms. With corner units generally reserved for much larger apartments, this is a unique opportunity to create your own New York City nest among the Central Park treetops.
You'll feel the gracious expanse of this home the moment you walk in the door. A peak of green leaves beckons from across the central gallery through a living room window. The almost 30' long living room centered around a wood burning fireplace with lovely original mantel encourages entertaining but is also perfect to just spread out or cozy up to the fire and relax. Back through the central gallery, from where everything flows, you'll find a dedicated dining area adjacent to the spacious open kitchen. Currently featuring a breakfast nook, an island with a second sink, a classic professional (and vented!) Vulcan range, dishwasher, pantry, tons of cabinets and full-size side-by-side vented washer and dryer, this massive kitchen is super flexible and can be redesigned to any chef's desires. The expansive primary suite offers 3 windows overlooking Central Park, room for a king-sized bed and a separate seating area. Closets abound here including an oversized walk-in, and the primary bath is windowed with a large jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The second bedroom is currently used as a family room that can be accessed through the living room or gallery and features two south-facing windows overlooking the Museum of Natural History & park, and an ensuite full bath offering the same delightful view. Accessed from a semi-private landing and the very private 1 West 81st Street entrance, the apartment also features original herringbone wood floors, crown moldings throughout, 9.5' ceilings, ample closets, southern and eastern exposures from all the main rooms, and a birds eye view of the Macy's Parade preparations as the balloons inflate the night before Thanksgiving! At over 2,600 square feet you'll have the breathing room to create an exceptional home of your dreams at the epicenter of the Upper West Side.
Standing as a symbol of timeless elegance with its three towers and limestone base, The Beresford is architect Emory Roth's masterpiece and a fabled gem on the Upper West Side. Built in 1929, this iconic residence has been home to a prestigious roster of public and private figures and assures the utmost security and privacy. Offering three elegant lobbies, white glove service from round-the-clock doorman service, resident manager, on-site management office, fitness center, private storage units, bicycle storage, and a convenient central laundry room. In addition to its storied past, The Beresford is future-looking, incorporating green technology such as liquefied natural gas heating and state-of-the-art infrastructure for high-speed internet in every apartment. Pied-a-terres are considered on a case-by-case basis and your pets are welcome. A 2% flip tax is payable by the purchaser.