From the moment one enters this gracious apartment, originally a classic 6 room which was reconfigured to a proper 3 bedroom, the grand proportions that make pre-war living so desirable are immediately apparent. A large entrance gallery creates a central foyer off of which is the sprawling 26"+ living room, separate dining area, eat-in kitchen, and bedroom hallway, which separates the private and public rooms. The massive living room has 2 west-facing windows and a wood burning fireplace with a beautiful original mantle flanked by built-in bookshelves. There is a substantial dining area just outside the pantry which provides ample storage and leads to the spacious, windowed eat-in kitchen. On the other side of the kitchen is a square staff room well-suited for a home office or extra bedroom and a windowed bath. (Please note one can easily restore the dining room to its original size).
At the far end of the bedroom hallway is the entrance to the private and impressive primary suite. This 19' long bedroom has 2 west-facing windows, a large dressing room, 2 closets and an original en-suite bath with walk-in shower and separate tub. On the opposite end of the hall are 2 generously-sized bright east-facing bedrooms, a windowed hall bath and 3 large closets. Prewar elegance enhances this spacious home along with herringbone wood floors, 9' ceilings, and a washer/dryer.
Built in 1930, 40 East 88th Street is an elegant full service, Art-Deco co-op with a lobby that was exquisitely restored to its original design. The array of amenities include gym, full-time doorman, live-in super, bike room, laundry, and storage that trades with 3A. Located in one of the most desirable stretches of the Carnegie Hill Historic District; one block from Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir and amidst the best shops on Madison Avenue. The building permits 50% financing and please note subletting is not permitted. There is a monthly assessment of $1,321.65.