Considerable square footage rarely seen in any Manhattan prewar cooperative. Two "classic eight" apartments have been masterfully combined and reimagined into an 11 room residence with grand proportions by interior designer Muriel Brandolini in collaboration with architect Raffaella Bortoluzzi of LABO Design Studio. The 16 foot square entry gallery repeats on each floor of the duplex. The 10th floor, a formal entry; the 9th floor, more casual. There are four unique public entertaining rooms. A dining room large enough to seat 20, a library, a media room, and a living room, at nearly 40 feet in length. Serene Hudson river views and glorious sunsets can be enjoyed from the room's windows. The kitchen can easily accommodate 8 seated guests for a casual dinner. A 6-burner Wolf range with grill (vented to the exterior), 2 ovens, 2 Miele dishwashers, 2 full-sized wine refrigerators, a double sink and enough pantry space to store all that can be found at Zabar's (just around the corner!). All 5 bedrooms are accessed from a common private hallway tucked away from the entertaining spaces. The 23 foot long primary bedroom (also with river views) has ensuite slab marble 5-fixture bath and formal dressing closet. The proper laundry room has full-sized washer and dryer (vented to the exterior) and a sink that doubles as a dog-washing station conveniently located next to the mud room.
The Umbria apartment house was built in 1911. Visitors will be impressed by the prewar elegance of the marble lobby, the building's wrought iron gates and the elegant carved wood elevator. Full time doorman/elevator operator.
The Berkshires are an easy drive, just two and a half hours from both Boston and New York.