Stribling describes it as “a masterful mix of prewar charm and modern conveniences.” Aside from a color palatte that reminds one strongly of a baby shower, this co-op at 520 East 86th Street, asking $2.15 million, combines classic and contemporary luxury.
Oversized windows provide north, south and east exposures, flooding all 1,900 square feet of the place in natural light. The large north-facing living room has a wood-burning fireplace and herringbone floors, and the square dining room has hand-rubbed plaster walls and a gold-leaf ceiling. The maid’s room and both master suites feature baths with original terrazzo floors. The original cabinetry has been restored in the windowed eat-in kitchen, which also features an authentic, pre-war butler’s pantry.
Yet the top-of-the-line appliances, built-in washer and dryer, thru-wall ACs, bike room and gym promise to return you to the 21st century.