Every once in a while, you find an apartment replete with pre-war charm where the original details have been meticulously preserved. The multiple stewards of this home over the last century have clearly taken pride in maintaining every intricate detail. At the same time, the bathrooms and kitchen have been beautifully renovated to allow you to enjoy old world living with today’s upgrades.
You enter this pin-drop quiet classic 6 through a gracious foyer with 2ft high solid wood baseboard moldings and glass-paned floor-to-ceiling doors that separate the dining room on the left, the living room on the right, and the bedroom wing ahead. Morning light floods the living room and primary bedroom. Solid wood doors and window frames, original glass transoms above each bedroom door, beautiful glass and brass door hardware, 9.6′ cove ceilings, picture rail moldings, and solid wood coffered ceilings in the dining room are just some of the beautiful details to fall in love with.
The owners installed new herringbone oak floors with a walnut inlaid border to keep the home looking as it was originally envisioned by the building’s architects. The primary bathroom is windowed, has a deep soaking tub and a separate shower with 5 shower sprays, shelves and a seat. The bathroom features marble hexagon floors with a border, and honed marble subway tiles flank the walls and the bathtub. The powder room has a full-size Miele washer/dryer, a linen closet, marble herringbone floors and wainscotting. The open, windowed kitchen has a paneled Miele dishwasher, paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, and U-Line wine refrigerator. The maid’s room is currently equipped with a murphy bed and its own full bath. Enjoy endless storage with numerous built-ins and large, fully outfitted closets throughout, including a massive windowed walk-in-closet that can be turned into a full bathroom accessible from the bedroom wing hallway, with board approval.
In addition to creating a new bathroom in the bedroom wing, this home can be easily reconfigured, with board approval, into multiple layouts. Add a wall in the dining room to create another large bedroom, convert the current half bathroom to a full bathroom, remove the bathroom from the maid’s room to open up the room for a variety of uses, including a bedroom, an office, or a dining room.
The Gramont is a beautiful full-service, turn-of-the-century co-op built by George and Edward Blum with only 47 apartments. It has a full-time doorman, live-in super, bike room, laundry room, and is pet friendly. Perfectly situated between Riverside and Central Parks, two blocks from the express 1, 2, 3 subway station at 96th Street, close to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, West Side Market, as well as Street Taco, Mama’s TOO, Dagon, Blue Marble Ice Cream, and more.