Stunning Penthouse on East End Avenue The penthouse at 25 East End Avenue is a special and unique home, with 360-degree, breathtaking views of the East River and the city. Romantic in feeling, light and airy throughout, this full-floor three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath apartment sprawls in all the right places, and is surrounded on all four sides by large, planted terraces accessible from every major room. The grand entertaining rooms—living room, library and dining room—span the entire east side of the apartment and open with French doors directly onto the north, south and east terraces. The 59-foot east terrace has unobstructed direct views of the East River and beyond, from the RFK/Triboro Bridge to the north and the 59th Street Bridge to the south. The large square corner living room has a wood-burning fireplace with a stone mantel (one of three in the apartment). The banquet-sized formal dining room has a wood-burning fireplace and direct access to the kitchen. The spacious eat-in kitchen has banquette seating indoors and opens onto the south-facing terrace, which is set up for outdoor dining. The kitchen has a washer and dryer, a pantry and utility closets, and a windowed powder room. There are two bedrooms and two baths on the main level. The primary bedroom has French doors opening onto the north terrace, a wall of closets and an ensuite windowed bath. The second bedroom has a large window facing onto the west terrace, a wall of closets and access to a hall bath. The third bedroom, currently used as a den/home office, is on the upper level. It has a full bath, the third wood-burning fireplace, and open city views west with access to the roof terrace. Beautifully planted and maintained, the terraces feature flowering pear, trellised roses, potted hydrangea and teak furniture for all seating areas. New pavers were recently installed, and awnings, irrigation and lighting complete this outdoor oasis. Ceiling heights are 10 feet on the main level and 10-1/2 feet on the upper level. The entertaining rooms have original herringbone hardwood floors and brass hardware on the French doors. There is central AC throughout with three zones. A windowed staff room on the 3rd floor of the building, with access to a bath, is included in the sale. A large storage bin in the basement also transfers with the apartment. 25 East End Avenue is a full-service pre-war co-op built in 1928 by Cross & Cross. It has 39 apartments on 15 floors, plus this penthouse on the 16th floor. The building has full-time doormen, a live-in superintendent, a laundry room (washer and dryer also in the unit), a fitness center and bike storage. The building is pet friendly and permits pied-a-terres. 50% financing is permitted and there is a 2% flip tax, payable by the buyer. East End Avenue is a quiet, upscale and elegant neighborhood. The East River Esplanade behind the buildings on East End Avenue connects 25 East End Avenue to Carl Schurz Park. The Park is home to Gracie Mansion and offers a children’s playground, dog runs, gardens and a sports court. The Second Avenue subway, the crosstown bus, Asphalt Green sports complex and the Chapin and Brearley private schools are all within walking distance.