In a city that seems to be growing more homogenous each day, this listing is one of the exceptions. Tucked away in plain sight on an Upper East Side street that ends in a cul-de-sac overlooking the East River, this floor-through duplex at 527 East 72nd Street is a rare oasis. Bookended by two petite public parks, the co-op complex consists of four wood-clad 1894 townhouses painted black and white. Within, the two-bedroom apartment is just as dreamy and beautifully renovated with clean, modern finishes that continue the feeling of having escaped the bustle of Manhattan. Asking $1.395 million, the home spans two levels and has a laundry room, a separate office, two baths and a powder room–and there’s plenty of living space left over.
Within a few blocks of one of the most civilized neighborhoods on the planet, this magical co-op does, as the listing suggests, offer the charm of the West Village on the Upper East Side. Details like a windowed laundry room, a sculptural staircase, a full wall of windows, two adjacent jewel-box parks and a private back garden add to the uniqueness of this charming home.
On the upper floor, an open plan kitchen/dining/living area is blessed with a bank of south-facing windows for plenty of sunlight; surrounding clean, white cabinetry, black granite countertops and sleek and capable appliances, there’s lots of space for family, friends and guests to mill about. There’s a powder room on this level as well.
On the lower floor, a brilliant layout separates the sunny, spacious bedrooms for maximum privacy and there are two baths, including one en-suite. In addition to that rare windowed laundry room, there’s even a small separate office.
Closets are everywhere, and the artfully-designed first-floor hallway is both grand and intimate, punctuated by a modern wood-and-steel staircase.
The building offers a shared laundry room, a bike room, storage, a live-in super and a full-time handyman. Instantly recognizable by their snappy two-tone black and white exterior, the four townhouse-style walk-ups that make up the cooperative are known as “The Black & Whites.”
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Images courtesy of Warburg.
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side