PRICE DROP! RARE OPPORTUNITY: Available for only the 2nd time in 40 years - A spacious, top-floor, 3-bedroom prewar home in a premiere West End Avenue building, in the heart of the Upper West Side! An extensive renovation gives this home an understated contemporary feel framed in prewar charm, with brilliant natural light enhanced by stunning Birdseye maple floors. From the original Classic-7 layout, Living & Formal Dining rooms were combined into an impressive "Great Room" featuring wood-burning fireplace, built-ins, & ambient recessed lighting - ideal for large-scale living & entertaining. A gracious entry foyer opens to the Great Room, as well as to the separate bedroom wing. Beyond the Great Room is the fully-equipped windowed Chef's Kitchen (with custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, and laundry),and staff-room with full-bath. The bedroom wing includes a corner Master Bedroom Suite with custom-built closets & storage, plus 2 additional bedrooms (one currently shows as a library-office with elegant wood-shelving & built-in storage). 3 windowed full-baths (one with Jacuzzi tub) and central air-conditioning (in the Living-Wing) complete this luxurious home. 473 West End Avenue - a creation of legendary architect Gaetan Ajello -- is one of the West Side's most desirable full-service prewar co-ops, offering a spectacular new roof-garden, full-time doormen, live-in super, private storage, laundry & bike rooms. Pets welcome. Easy proximity to all public transportation, parks, schools, shopping, restaurants, & entertainment, make this a most highly sought-after residence.