A gem so special that in a City filled with amazing properties, this one was chosen to be featured by the the New York Times on their pages! In a sea of non-descript high-rise glass boxes, a rare gem has been found! This sun and nature filled garden level (first floor) one-of-a-kind, magnificent duplex is the stuff of NYC dreams. Featuring enormous casement windows fill it with light and all face a lush, beautiful landscaped common garden. This extraordinary property has the feel and look of a French painter's studio turned into a cozy home. Blissfully quiet, you can hear the birds and watch the squirrels play while you have your coffee in the mornings. Exposed brick, 12 foot high ceilings on the second level (suitable for lofting), hardwood floors and a marvelous real staircase complement the fully renovated, fully equipped kitchen, the two fully renovated full baths and a grandfathered washer/dryer. Presently set up as a one bedroom, the floor plan offers several possibilities to add additional rooms to fit your needs. Option to open fireplace subject to code compliance and board approval. This is just the beginning! This rare and light filled home is housed in one of the East Village's most historic and sought after buildings. This established cooperative is composed of neighboring historic townhouses adjacent to St. Mark's Church and other East Village landmarks. It sits within the landmarked St. Mark's Historic district, making this location one of the most coveted in all of NYC. The well-managed cooperative has an expansive common garden. Both the building and the location are nothing short of pure NYC gold. Your pets are allowed. Sorry but, this is a NON-Smoking building. No pied-a-terre allowed. All information furnished regarding property of sale or rent or regarding financing is from sources deemed reliable, but Corcoran makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy thereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and withdrawal of the property from the market, without notice.