This renovated and extraordinary 16 room penthouse occupies the entire 17th Floor of 120 East End Avenue, a full-service, white glove, limestone-clad cooperative built by renowned architect Charles Platt in 1931 for Vincent Astor. Light streams in through 52 windows spanning all four exposures. Spectacular views of the East River, Carl Schurz Park as well as the Manhattan Skyline are visible from each and every room. At over 9,000 square feet, it is arguably one the largest and most important residences in Manhattan. A private elevator landing opens onto a stately 56 ft. gallery, which connects all of the grand and elegant entertaining rooms. The entertainment rooms have magnificent prewar detailing, soaring 11 ft ceilings and each has a wood-burning fireplace. The magnificent 30 x 20 Living Room has the three sets of floor-to-ceiling French doors leading to the east terrace. Adjacent to the living room is an enormous 25 x 20 corner library with floor-to-ceiling windows facing East, and enormous floor-to-ceiling French doors leading out to a stunning square landscaped terrace with breathtaking views of the East River and Carl Schurz Park. Adjacent to the Library is a very private south-facing study which commands wonderful views of the Manhattan skyline. At the northern end of the gallery is a grand formal corner dining facing north and east, with endless views northward up the East River. Adjacent to the dining room is a huge breakfast room, a corner eat-in-kitchen, and large playroom. This wing of the home is designed for casual living, and enjoys open exposures in three directions. The renovated kitchen has ample counter space and a large center island. Top of the line appliances include a Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf double oven, a Viking Professional six burner stove, and a Bosch dishwasher. A corner laundry room and guest bathroom completes this wing of the home. The magnificent main bedroom suite is situated in the south wing of the penthouse. It consist of a 30 x 16 ft bedroom, a private study/home office , double bathrooms with terrace access, and massive amounts of closets. The western wing of the penthouse has six additional bedrooms and four windowed bathrooms. It provides very flexible space, and amazing open city views in three directions. Since its completion in 1931, 120 East End Avenue has been one of the premier residential buildings in Manhattan. Amenities include an elegant lobby, full-time staff, fitness center and private garden. Residents enjoy the highest level of service, privacy and security. The building permits 30% financing, and there is a 2% flip tax payable by the purchaser.