Located on a cul-de-sac in the East 50's on the East River, River House is a prestigious white glove co-operative built in 1931 and designed by famed architects Bottomley, Wagner & White. This colossal art deco masterpiece is the very epitome of elegance and grace and offers its residents unparalleled service, privacy, and tranquility.This palatial and sun-drenched prewar fourteen room duplex apartment features some of the most spectacular formal entertainment space in New York with sensational sweeping river views. Magnificent and beautifully proportioned, this pristine home has an abundance of original prewar details, soaring ceilings, exquisite bay windows and incredible closets.Off a semi-private elevator landing is the grand marble gallery with a lovely powder room and a large coat closet. The gallery leads to the incredible 29'6" corner living room which faces east and south with a huge bay window overlooking the river, a bar, a woodburning fireplace and stainless steel flooring. The adjacent wood paneled library faces south with custom built-ins and a second woodburning fireplace. The baronial formal dining room faces south with three oversized windows, marble floors and it affords an elegant space for gatherings. There is an enormous windowed gourmet eat-in kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking six burner range, double oven, wine refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks and a separate windowed breakfast room. Off of the kitchen are a laundry room and a back hall/mud room that leads back to the entrance gallery. Up the original staircase is the extraordinary corner master bedroom which faces east and north with a 30-foot bay window overlooking the river, a walk-in closet, built-in closets and an en-suite lavish oversized master bathroom. The second bedroom also faces east with river views, a Juliette balcony, two closets and an en-suite bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms that face north both with en-suite bathrooms and large closets. There is a recreation room (or fifth bedroom) that faces west. A back hallway leads to the staff quarters where there is a double maid's room, two additional maid's rooms, a maid's bathroom and a back staircase to the kitchen. A storage bin is included with the sale and there is a beautiful palatial private garden that tenant-shareholders can use for parties. Co-Exclusive.
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