Sprawling high floor, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom apartment with bright light and outdoor space in a coveted Upper East Side co-operative! Boasting 3 exposures and an approximately 52 ft. balcony with access from the living room and two of the ensuite bedrooms, the generous space can be designed to suit a broad array of lifestyles and spatial needs. Functioning equally well as a 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home, it is presently utilized as a 2 bedroom apartment with a third bedroom set up as a fabulous library. Centrally located, the library serves as the focal point of daily life, preserving the living room for more formal gatherings. The large dining room has been opened up to combine with the living room creating a vast entertaining space with Western, Southern and Eastern views. The wall can easily be restored if a more traditional dining room is preferred, or, alternatively, the wall between the kitchen and the dining room can also be opened up to make an enormous great room. Should you desire, the room can even be configured as an additional bedroom. The third bedroom, used by the current owner as a very comfortable guestroom, can be bifurcated to accommodate both an eat-in kitchen and a discrete space, complete with a full bath, to use as an office, staff room or additional bedroom. With a gracious gallery, a large windowed kitchen, a powder room, abundant large windows permitting light to stream into the apartment throughout the day, very generous closets, and 9' ceilings throughout, this fabulous home features something for everyone. Situated on the west side of Third Avenue at the corner of 71st Street on a beautiful tree lined block in the heart of the Upper East Side, convenient to major bus and subway transportation, fine dining, shops, museums and schools both public and private, the Townsend House is a full service cooperative building with a 24 hour doorman and live in superintendent. Amenities include a gym, private storage, a bicycle room and a laundry room. Washers and dryers are permitted with board approval upon the review and approval of the building engineer. The building permits 60% financing. There is a 2% flip tax. There is a temporary surcharge of $466.54. Sorry, no pets are permitted.