Sophisticated & alluring high-floor one bedroom, 2 bath apartment exuding charm, serenity & style - perfect for a Manhattan full time residence/pied-a-terre/investment. 'Turn-key' ready, the apartment is in excellent condition, tastefully & stylishly appointed with highest end fixtures & finishes, lighting & appliances. The apartment features large, well proportioned rooms, a gracious floor plan, commodious closet space, high ceilings, open south views with wonderful natural light. The distinguished 'Lombardy' has been the 2nd home to many prominent American & foreign owners. Richard Rogers, Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor spent much of their NY time at the Lombardy. Built by William Randolph Hearst in 1926, the building is located on a leafy and tranquil side street in the sophisticated 'East 50s', two blocks from Central Park, convenient to all transportation -- and proximate to Manhattan's most fashionable shops, boutiques & restaurants. The Lombardy includes the highly rated 'Harlow' restaurant (offering room service), a state of the art fitness center, business center, beauty salon, espresso bar; valet parking is available for residents. Maid service (twice daily) and utilities are included in maintenance. Importantly, the Lombardy is a unique investment opportunity -- owners who are infrequently in residence may rent their apartments daily, weekly, monthly (or longer) and receive income during the time they are away. A 'Lombardy' in-house executive vets rental clients and arranges for apartment rentals. For investment minded purchasers, the apartment size and configuration, particularly with the extra bathroom, provides an unique opportunity to divide the existing space into two (2) separate studio apartments, significantly increasing income potential! 2% flip tax paid by seller.