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. Perched up high in the building, all essential rooms face south and west enjoying direct sunlight at different times throughout the day. The 16 foot square entry gallery repeats on each floor of the duplex. The 10th floor gallery serves as a formal entry while the 9th floor is 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, that spans the western facade of the building. 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, all with enough room to mingle and sip the wine stored in the two full-sized wine refrigerators. A 6-burner Wolf range with grill (vented to the exterior), 2 ovens, 2 Miele dishwashers, 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.
Exceptional features of the home include dual zone central air, Crestron lighting and audio system, Dolby surround sound, china storage closet, wet bar with wine cooler, cedar storage closet, and UV window protection. The home is wired for security, and a double storage room transfers with the apartment.
The Umbria, 465 WEA, at the corner of 82nd Street and West End Avenue, 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, live-in super, laundry, fitness room, bike room and storage. Pets are very welcome.
Square footage is approximate