Prewar Coop, Estate of the Day
I've come to think of September 11 as New York City appreciation day, a time to honor the sorrow and the past but also to celebrate the unique spirit of the city. Today's home, a prewar coop on the Upper East Side embraces both the grandeur and the spirit of this unique city. The home has a grand living room with 18th Century lightwood paneling and a French marble fireplace framed by two bookcases and a view overlooking 72nd Street. The dining room also has a fireplace and the library is lined with bookcases of red laquered wood paneling. The slim kitchen is equipped with a professional Viking stove and Traulsen refrigerator. There are four bedrooms total including a corner master bedroom overlooking James Church. The design scheme is whimsical in places and perhaps a bit fabric-centric but that's one of the things that is most endearing about New York City, it delights in eccentricity. This home is listed at $8.25 million. Pics after the jump or supersized in the gallery.
Gallery: Prewar Coop