450 East 52nd Street, New York
Perfectly situated on the 14th Floor of the premier co-operative, The Campanile, this palatial sun-flooded corner seven into six room residence is a true architectural masterpiece. The magnificent prewar home boasts panoramic river views with 86-feet of frontage on the river, soaring ceilings, two wood-burning fireplaces and an abundance of classical architectural details. There are two master bedroom suites and two and a half bathrooms.Off a private elevator landing is an elegant entrance gallery with two walk-in coat closets. There is an impressive 33'9" by 20' corner living room which has four oversized windows and two Juliet balconies providing picturesque views of the East River and the first of the two wood-burning fireplaces. Also off the living room is the handsome library with the second wood burning fireplace. A corner dining room has five huge windows affording even more sweeping river views and provides a grand space for gatherings. Adjacent is a windowed 20'6" long eat-in kitchen also with spectacular river views, a built-in banquette, a built-in desk, and excellent storage. Off of the kitchen is the laundry room with a Whirlpool vented washer/dryer and a sink. A powder room and hallway closet complete the public spaces.As for the private quarters, there is an expansive master bedroom suite which overlooks the river with five closets and an en-suite windowed bathroom finished in marble featuring even more river views. The second master bedroom suite also presents additional river views and has an en-suite windowed bathroom finished in marble.Throughout the lavish home, there is through-the-wall air conditioning, hardwood floors, and original moldings.Drenched in history, The Campanile, built in 1927 was once the home of Greta Garbo, Rex Harrison, H.J. Heinz, Mary Martin, the Rothschild's and many other luminaries. The building offers residents the highest levels of white-glove service. There is a full-time doorman and a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser.