This grand simplex is superbly located in the heart of the Upper East Side. It occupies the entire seventh floor in one of New York's most prestigious white-glove cooperatives. The residence enjoys 56 feet of frontage on Museum Mile and four exposures. Enter via your private elevator landing opening to an impressively scaled Gallery with three major rooms radiating to the west, north, and south. The spectacular 40 foot sunken living room features 13 foot ceilings, a woodburning fireplace, and three oversized windows facing Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Adjacent in the south west corner is the handsome library, also with a woodburning fireplace, and across the Gallery is the lovely Dining Room with a third woodburning fireplace, which faces north. It can easily accommodate 18 guests. This expansive apartment features five pretty bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath, plus a home office. The generous Primary Bedroom is situated on the southeast corner, features a fourth woodburning fireplace, a huge walk-in closet, and impressive marble bath. There are two other sizable bedrooms also facing south onto the tree-lined environs of East 83rd Street and two additional ones facing East and North. The sunny eat-in kitchen has been updated, features top-of-the-line appliances including two dishwashers, and has abundant storage. The apartment was recently renovated, with new windows and new central air conditioning system. The myriad architectural merits and stellar floor plan of this stunning apartment aptly convey the greatness of the top echelon of prewar cooperative residences. The proportions are gorgeous, and the extraordinarily thoughtful designs of the architects of yesterday easily facilitate today's lifestyle with grace and comfort, both for families and for grand entertaining. Original details such as hardwood floors and period moldings abound, and sunlight is a constant in this most delightful apartment. Designed by Warren & Wetmore of Grand Central Terminal fame, the handsome limestone building stands 14 stories between 83rd and 84th Streets, and is occupied by 14 lavish apartments. There is a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser. Financing is not permitted.