There’s a reason the kid in this painting is smiling with arms wide open, and it’s because he’s welcoming you into the coolest pad in the Upper East Side Historic District. This two-bedroom triplex at 18 East 63rd Street sold for just $497,000 in 2011. But after an extensive renovation, it’s back on the market with all the right bells and whistles, asking $1.15 million.
It’s a pity the artwork doesn’t come with the townhouse. The main level has tall ceilings and an exposed brick wall. The kitchen, dining area, and living room, are all well lit thanks to one huge window with a window seat. The updated California kitchen features stainless steel appliances, mosaic tile backsplash, and a breakfast bar.
Up the floating staircase, there’s a lofted bedroom with an en suite bathroom and storage. Then, on the lower there’s an office or second bedroom, also with an en suite bathroom, this time with a rain shower and a washer and dryer. The bad news is there’s no bathroom on the main level. The good news is, there’s an elevator and a brand new split air conditioning system.
Speaking of taking the good with the bad, 18 East 63rd Street doesn’t allow pets, but it’s a block away from Central Park, with some of the city’s finest dining and shopping options right in your backyard. Not to mention the façade is still being renovated so when you move in it will literally be just like new.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side