Wake up to birdsong and drink your morning coffee -- or unwind with an alfresco dinner at the end of your day -- on your own private terrace. Cozy up on winter nights with your loved ones -- or entertain friends -- around a wood-burning fireplace. Apartment #9 is a four-season sanctuary, located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the city: the heart of the Upper West Side. Just two flights up in a boutique, townhouse coop, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom duplex home features high ceilings and hardwood floors, throughout. On the lower floor, the living room has a charming, working fireplace, surrounded by exposed brick; a dining area; and an open kitchen with top appliances (SubZero and Bosch). Also on the lower floor is a full, renovated bathroom with a walk-in shower; and the second bedroom, which can easily accommodate a queen-size bed, dresser, desk, and bookshelf. All the windows face the sunny, quiet, tree-filled back of the building. Up the straight staircase (with extra storage underneath), you will find the oversized primary bedroom suite, also overlooking the townhouse gardens, with a skylit bathroom and large walk-in closet. Adjacent to the primary bedroom lies your piece of heaven in the form of a generous, private, recently renovated terrace/deck, among the treetops.
Fortuitously situated in the West End Historic District, 261 West 71st Street is one tree-lined block away from Riverside Park, three short blocks to Central Park, and around the corner from the express subway (1,2,3). It's also close to myriad iconic cultural institutions, entertainment venues, top restaurants, and shopping, including Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theater, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Citarella, and Zabar's. The well-managed coop has excellent financials and a professional, dedicated managing agent that makes sure things run smoothly. The coop is pet-friendly and has free laundry, a common storage area, and strong financials. Sublets are permitted with board approval.