This $2.5M classic six is the definition of understated Upper East Side elegance

Posted On Tue, January 10, 2023 By

Posted On Tue, January 10, 2023 By In Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Asking $2,500,000, this three-bedroom “classic six” co-op at 333 East 68th Street is the very picture of Upper East Side prewar charm and historic beauty. The apartment has been home to acclaimed landscape artist, photographer, and former model Kate Cordsen for 13 years.

Cordsen, who is noted for capturing landscapes through photography and painting, says the apartment has been, “a lovely showcase for my work. I would bring in finished works, live with them, and inevitably bring them back to the studio to continue the process. It’s such a lovely, old-world space and has been the setting for many art-world gatherings, dinners, and salons.”

In the living room, dramatic arched windows frame the neighborhood’s treetops, and coffered ceilings with recessed picture lights highlight art on the walls. A wood-burning fireplace anchors this open entertaining space. Custom built-ins help maintain the room’s classic lines.

The efficient and chic kitchen features a Sub Zero fridge and a Viking range with thermal convection. A separate pantry features glass-fronted cabinets. A convenient washer/dryer hookup is available in a utility closet.

A spacious dining boasts large south-facing windows. Off the pantry is a small third bedroom with an ensuite windowed bath, currently being used as a home office.

Across the apartment in a separate wing are two large, sunny bedrooms with ensuite baths. The first has three large windows and a walk-in shower in the bath. The second bedroom overlooks the building’s charming gardens; the second full bath is a clean, white oasis clad in classic penny tile.

Of the building, Cordsen noted: “It feels very European. The building is also full of interesting people–a kind of NYC microcosm. The apartment is that rare combination of airy, light-filled, and classic/old world.”

The 1928 full-service co-op is considered a hidden gem with some of the neighborhood’s most desirable layouts. Amenities include a full-time doorman,  a live-in building manager, a gym, a landscaped garden, a laundry room, and bike storage.

[Listing details: 333 East 68th Street, #3C at CityRealty]

[At Compass by James Hall and Anna Hall]

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