This lobby level 3 bedroom apartment with great bones and super high ceilings (approximately 11 feet) has been used as a professional doctors' (therapy) office for the past 30 years. Glorious original details are still existent in the majority of the apartment. To return 1E to its 1910 grandeur as a residential home will only require a simple restoration. Architect renderings of possible more creative renovations are available.
Original details include oak hardwood bordered parquet floors, beautiful decorative moldings and wood paneling, a gorgeous decorative fireplace, high ceilings and glass french doors.
The bedroom wing is completely intact with 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 full windowed baths. A long hallway separates the sleeping area from the entertaining space which can be returned to the original layout by opening two foyer walls and restoring the glass french doors between foyer and living room, and foyer and wood paneled formal dining room. (Photos available upon request of similar restored units in building).
The original windowed kitchen was converted into a kitchenette and powder room, but can easily be restored back to a fully functional kitchen.
490 WEA is a sought after turn of the century (Circa 1910) cooperative in great financial condition, fully staffed with 24 hour doorman/concierge and live-in superintendent. Laundry, gym and storage (short waiting list). The location is ideal with close proximity to bus and subway lines and near museums, parks, and a myriad of fine dining and casual restaurants and shopping establishments.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, this apartment has flexible times to show. Please call, text, or email to set up your private viewing.
And 490 WEA is VERY Pet Friendly!