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A true mid-century modern masterpiece, Apartment 19B boasts expansive views of the spectacular seasonal canvas of Central Park and the New York City skyline. Located high atop the elegant Emery Roth-designed tower, this aerie has been continuously owned by the same family since shortly after the buildings 1948 opening. A rare opportunity to bring your architect and build your 21st century dream! One of the Upper East Sides finest addresses, 880 Fifth Avenue is perfectly positioned between East 69th and East 70th Streets, south of the Frick Collection, and within the boundaries of the Upper East Side Historic District. Renowned 20th century American architect Emery Roth set a new standard for refined postwar luxury in his first building to be completed following World War II, the only twin-towered apartment house on Fifth Avenue. The light-flooded and spacious rooms are arranged in a more open plan than was prevalent before the war. The streamlined layout begins with an Entry Foyer accessed from a semi-private elevator landing. The living and residential areas flow naturally from a large and welcoming 20 foot long Gallery. The Gallery is bookended by a large Living Room overlooking Central Park and a sunny, south-facing Dining Room, perfect for either intimate or elaborate entertaining. These elegant rooms create a floor-through of more than 65 feet. Splendid sunsets are accentuated from 3 large windows in the 26 foot long Living Room where a decorative fireplace features the original Emery Roth designed marble mantelpiece. The sunny 19 foot long Dining Room, easily converted to a Library/Dining Room, includes an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling storage hidden behind 3 pair of charming decorative doors. A Service Pantry, which on adjacent floors accommodates laundry equipment; provides additional storage and leads to a semi-private service entrance. The bright and cheerful Eat-In Kitchen with a south facing window is adjacent to a Staff/Third Bedroom with an en-suite windowed Bathroom. This extremely versatile area affords a variety of design options. The private quarters are separated by a hallway with two large walk-in closets. The 20 foot long Primary Bedroom enjoys stunning Central Park views from 3 large windows and features an en-suite bathroom with a shower and tub, a sitting area and abundant closet and storage space. The well-proportioned 18 foot long second Bedroom enjoys wonderful light and open city views to the east and features custom built-in mid-century cabinetry and a windowed en-suite Bathroom. Some rooms include through-wall air conditioning and updated windows. Washers/Dryers are permitted. There are ten closets, to quote Roth in 1942, On the other hand, very large and numerous closets are highly desirable for comfortable living. Among its many significant architectural attributes, 880 Fifth Avenue boasts an attractive Art Deco inspired lobby which overlooks a central courtyard garden. Exquisite decorative metal panels were placed in the elevators and throughout the Lobby. 880 Fifth Avenue is a highly regarded cooperative, known for the impeccable white glove service provided by an experienced building staff which includes a Resident Manager, Doormen, Concierge, Porters, and additional support staff. Amenities include an updated Fitness Center with a separate Pilates and yoga room, a bicycle storage room, a supplemental central Laundry Room, and designated storage. A 24-hour on-site parking garage offers discounted rates for tenant-shareholders. Pieds-a-terres and financing of up to 50 percent of the purchase price are permitted. Ownership by a Trust entity may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The 3% Flip Tax is payable by the Purchaser. Pets are welcome. A private storage unit transfers with the apartment.