The listing says it best: “Left Bank meets East side of Gramercy Park.” This beautiful apartment at 34 Gramercy Park East offers a modern take on nineteenth century Paris, as well as keys to the private Gramercy Park– the best of both worlds for New York-based Francophiles.
Located in the 1883-built, landmarked Queen Anne building known as “the Gramercy” (the oldest co-op in New York), this two-bedroom home features ten windows with north, east, and west facing exposures, as well as the perfect combination of historic details and modern touches.
The home opens to an entry foyer with coat closet, which leads to the main attraction– the French salon-style living room. This space boasts chair rails, original moldings, and dark hardwood floors. The black and white color scheme is contemporary yet classic.
The neutral color palette continues in the charming kitchen, a cozy spot ideal for enjoying a baguette and wine. An exposed brick wall with open hearth is the clear highlight of this room, as is the 36-inch Viking stove with custom black enamel hood. The eat-in kitchen also features open shelves, glass-front cabinetry, white subway tiles, and wainscoting.
A second original wood-burning fireplace warms up the master bedroom. It’s accented by an architectural mantel mirror and Grueby hearth floor tiles. Just don’t be alarmed when you look out the window and see the Empire State Building and not the Eiffel Tower.
Photos courtesy of Halstead
Neighborhoods : Gramercy Park