Renovated Sundrenched Prewar Classic 6 Perfectly located on a tree-lined townhouse block in the heart of the Upper East Side, this renovated classic-6 apartment boasts beautiful Southern light through oversized windows, generous rooms, abundant storage, and a flexible layout. There are original details throughout including moldings, beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors while incorporating modern conveniences of a washer/dryer, thru-wall air conditioning, and an eat-in chef's kitchen.
Upon entering the apartment there is a gracious foyer with a coat closet leading into the South facing living room, which enjoys a wood-burning fireplace and a lovely view of the charming block. Also opening off of the foyer and the living room is the 15'9" x 11'9" West facing dining room that has wonderful built-in bookcases with eight storage cabinets below; this room can easily be converted into a library or third bedroom. Off of the dining room is the spacious windowed chef's eat-in kitchen featuring two Thermadore wall ovens, a 6-burner Viking gas stove, a Subzero refrigerator & freezer, as well as two side-by-side wine refrigerators underneath the butler's pantry. The kitchen has ample counter and storage space in addition to a home office and washer/dryer.
The bedroom wing is located off of the living room and features a full hall windowed bathroom and linen closet. The Southwest facing master bedroom has a copious amount of storage-- a large walk-in closet, a wall of custom storage, a shoe closet, and four deep cabinets made specifically for suitcase storage. The master bedroom also has a newly renovated windowed en-suite bathroom. A secondary bedroom also faces South and has generous closet space.
Built in 1927, 163 East 81st Street is a full-service prewar cooperative offering only 4 apartments per floor. Residents enjoy a 24-hour doorman, common laundry, bike storage, and common storage. The building is pet friendly and pied-a-terre's are considered on a case by case basis. There is a 2% flip tax paid by purchaser.
Building permits showings M-F and requires 3 days notice before showing.