European sophistication meets Midtown living at this $1.6M loft

Posted On Mon, March 8, 2021 By

Posted On Mon, March 8, 2021 By In Cool Listings, Midtown East

Listing photos by Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

You may not think of Midtown East as a neighborhood to buy a historic loft, but this two-bedroom co-op at 351 East 50th Street feels like a downtown pad with all of Midtown’s convenience. The full-floor apartment underwent a two-year “floor-to-ceiling renovation down to the studs,” according to the listing, and the resulting product is a truly unique home that is reminiscent of a Parisian flat but with plenty of modern conveniences.

The townhouse itself has undergone a modern renovation, and this unit is located on the second floor, either up one flight of stairs or via the private keyed elevator that opens directly into the unit.

To the right of the elevator are all the living spaces, which feel extra spacious thanks to 11+ foot ceilings and oversized south-facing windows. You’ll also find stately carved pilasters, exposed brick, beautiful hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace with a period French marble mantle.

The kitchen is anchored by a vintage-style La Cornue oven with a matching ventilation hood and features custom millwork cabinets, marble countertops and backsplash, and a custom Putnam rail ladder and track.

On the other side of the elevator, towards the rear of the home, are the bedrooms. A full bathroom in the hall is clad in marble, while there’s also a coat closet and a laundry closet. The secondary bedroom has an exposed-brick decorative hearth.

The primary bedroom suite comes complete with a walk-in closet and an ensuite marble bath that has a stall shower and rare vintage fittings.

The building is located on a quiet block between First and Second Avenues, a quick walk to the E, F, M trains at Lexington Avenue/53rd Street or the 6 train at 51st Street.

[Listing details: 351 East 50th Street, Apt. 2 at CityRealty]

[At Sotheby’s International Realty by Nikki Field and Matthew J. Perceval]

Listing photos by Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

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Neighborhoods : Midtown East

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