Lux-u-ry 1. A condition of abundance or great comfort: sumptuous environment. Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Bobby Short, Bill Blass....They knew something about luxury and great comfort. The peace and calm you have when you know you've found home. It drew them to this legendary white glove building from Gotham's golden era. That aura and mystique is now updated with a modern polish for the 21st Century in this beautiful residence. Near the heart of Midtown Manhattan East but tucked into Sutton Place, a private enclave with pocket parks and stunning water vistas, this stylish 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath property offers nearly 3,000 square feet of luxury in grand proportion. With only two apartments to a floor, yours is the one that shared a landing with Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller! Enter into the dazzling reception gallery, with wide planked wood floors and 7 ft tall dark mahogany doors, forming the heart of this perfect floor plan from which all other rooms radiate. With the dreamy appeal only found in a London townhouse or Connecticut estate, the nearly 27 ft corner living room offers a wood burning fireplace and two walls of triple pane windows with bright Southeast exposures. The elegant formal dining room will easily seat 14 with plenty of room for every imaginable celebration. The handsome butler's pantry with wine fridge, cherry wood accents and vertical glass cabinetry leads into the cheerful and fully renovated, eat-in kitchen with Viking and Subzero appliances. A well sized staff room/home office with renovated bath is nicely placed just beyond the kitchen next to the convenient service entry. Retreat to the bright corner master bedroom with light streaming through double exposures with City views; custom closetry; and a luxury marble bath with double vanity, separate stall shower and bath. Currently set up as a three bedroom with media room, this property easily converts to a four bedroom or a couple's apartment with enlarged master suite, a private dressing room and dual master baths. A fine boned residence also featuring a glamorous custom designed powder room, original dark hard wood floors, high beamed ceilings, thru the wall ac units, washer/dryer (vents out) and large storage bin.
Built in 1927, 444 East 57th is a highly serviced, 24 hr doorman luxury condominium with an elegant entrance lobby and attended elevator. Pets allowed. Monthly assessment $847.92 .
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