Turn key, charming, sun-filled parlor floor thru apartment in 1920 limestone townhouse on Lexington Avenue, w/fountain & bench in landscaped courtyard, one block from Park Ave trains 4,5,6. Walk to Grand Central Station. Empire State building views. Fully renovated in 2000 it has one master en suite w/full bath opens onto landscaped terrace, 2nd w/2 double beds, formal dining room, granite kitchen opens into great living room w/sofa/double bed. Laundry room with front load washer/dryer, central air.
Fine details - high ceilings, original hardwood floors & wideboard pine floors, pocket doors, walk in closets, lots of built ins for storage. Sherle Wagner marble bath, other bath is tiled with granite vanities, walk-in shower enclosure & tub.
I bought this townhouse in 1995 and have dedicated many years restoring and renovating it. It's a charmer.
Lucia purchased this apartment in 1995
It is a great investment opportunity.
Having a pied-a-terre in the Big Apple.
the good: location / 2 blocks from the no. 6/ size of the apartment is excellent with two bedrooms and ample space for dining and entertaining.
the bad: the security is non existent during the day as the commercial space on street level leaves the gate open for their frequent visitors. the gate was broken the second day we were there and the fix was to remove the spring. the gate also was rusted out and in need of replacement. the furniture was almost as old as the townhouse. the couches in the living room were from my grandmother's era. the couches in the tv area were only slightly newer. the tv's are the old tube variety so HD is not available and neither was larger than 36''. the heat in the front bedroom was non existent and the windows had sheets over them to block the draft. the windows when opened on a nice day did not stay up and had to be propped up. each of the beds in the front bedroom had multiple blankets which should have been a clue. the back bedroom was equally as heat deficient. the back porch had a grill [you provide the charcoal] with a broken wheel and apparently hadn't been cleaned since acquisition. the two tables and six chairs on the porch were plastic and at least 20 years old. the two bathrooms water pressure was also limited to a sprinkle and the main shower needed 10 minutes to reach an acceptable temperature to shower. the rugs looked like they were not cleaned at all [just vacuumed between rentals]. we had to buy acceptable bath towels since the towels in the apartment were old and scratchy. the second bathroom was narrow and the shower dangerous to enter and exit. the toilet is the lowest toilet i've ever seen and one could not readily get the toilet paper when sitting on the toilet. the lighting was inadequate in the tv room where two of the three bulbs were out and the landlord's representative was notified of this upon check in. they were never replaced and we couldn't do it ourselves without a ladder which was not provided. many of the kitchen dishes were chipped and in need of replacement.the wifi provided would not sustain multiple devices at the same time and went out numerous times during our 2 month stay.
the ugly: the landlord wrote to us 7 days before check out and advised us that she would return our deposit upon check out after inspection by her personnel. she lied as she never had any intention to do so. this is not a place to consider and this landlord is not trustworthy.
We really appreciated the apartment's great location and the large living and dining room areas. The owner's representative was very helpful with accommodating leaving our luggage after checkout time while we went out to lunch before leaving the city. Thanks very much.
My wife, 3 teenage daughters and I stayed for a week. Lucia was such a great host and made all of our communications easy. We loved the location and the space that the 2nd level suite offered for us. Each night, after many hours of site seeing throughout New York, we knew we had a large, comfortable space to return to. The girls are already asking when we can return! Best wishes Lucia and we can't wait to stay again.
My daughter and I still have our 3rd week left here and we are so in love with this home! I cannot say enough nice things about the home, the owner, Andy, the property manager and the whole experience. Beautiful place with the most home like comfortable feel. Lucua has been awesome about communication and Andy is just a delight to talk with. I live on the back patio! My 16 year old and I are here while she takes an art class and she loves it too. The front bedroom gives her privacy away from my back bedroom. We are huge theater fans and easy to get to/from the theaters from here. Close to so much and great neighborhood to explore. I am a runner so easy access to paths along both sides of Manhattan. So grateful to have this amazing place to call home during our NYC adventure. So grateful to Lucia and Andy for making our trip a joy.
I can't speak well enough about this gem of a walk-up, though most of my comments will mirror what others have already noted: very spacious (by NY standards - HUGE), with a stocked kitchen, W/D, dining room (!), balcony, and ample room to spread out. The furnishings are comfortable and well-cared for. My kids (10 and 8) loved the front bedroom, with two beds and a view onto Lexington Avenue; and the master suite, with private bathroom and amazing patio balcony, offers a space "away". The owners are attentive and courteous in every way. The location in a vibrant, established neighborhood is central to the subway, and within walking distance of many must-see venues and tons of restaurants. It was so nice to come back at the end of each day to a place that felt like home - great for families and weary explorers alike. We were all amazed at what a lovely place it is, and we hope to make it our home base next time we visit NYC. Truly a gem!
Perfect for two couples/families--the front bedroom has two double beds. Bedrooms are at opposite ends of the apartment, affording privacy. Very-well-equipped kitchen; laundry and dishwasher facilities. Large, comfortable living and dining areas. Two blocks from subway, restaurants and bars nearby. Check-in and check-out were smooth with friendly staff. Owner was a pleasure to work with and accommodated our late check-out. We had a great time and expect to be back! An excellent value on top of it all!
1 block to the gym.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
cleaning fee of $320 will be added to every booking
50% when lease is signed and 50 % 30 dyas before check in.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.