Elegant Prewar Duplex with Incomparable East River Views
Occupying most of the second floor and a portion of the third floor, this very special five room duplex at The Campanile is offered for sale for the first time in nearly four decades.
With almost every room overlooking the river, the views from this unique residence are both unexpected and sublime-the sparkling blue current and a silent procession of boats is visible from nearly every vantage point in the home. Once the sun sets the Queensboro bridge, the Long Island City skyline and the ruins of Charity Hospital, located directly opposite on Roosevelt Island, all illuminate to create a magical nighttime vista.
The lower level of this gorgeous property features a beautiful east-facing living room and a lovely north-east corner-exposure dining room with spectacular picture windows and 9 foot beamed ceilings. The north-facing windowed kitchen, which is accessible from both the dining room and a service corridor, has been lovingly maintained over the years. A gracious second bedroom or study and a windowed bathroom also face east overlooking the river. The upper level of the residence is comprised of a large north-east corner-exposure primary bedroom and a windowed en-suite bathroom with the same spectacular views.
Additional features of the home include an HVAC system, a washer/dryer, an abundance of closets, hardwood floors and private storage.
Built in 1927, The Campanile is a 14-story Venetian-Gothic era prewar co-op with just 16 full-floor or duplex apartments located at the end of the East 52nd street cul-de-sac. Since its inception, this illustrious building has been drenched in history and home to such luminaries as Greta Garbo, Rex Harrison, Ethel Barrymore, the Rothchilds, H. J. Heinz, Noel Coward, Henry Miller, Mary Martin, Ralph Pulitzer and others. Pied-a-terres considered on a case-by-case basis.
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