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Just listed: 7 Lexington Avenue, Apartment 2E.

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PARK GRAMERCY

7 Lexington Avenue 2E is an ingeniously-designed, recently-renovated luxury studio near Gramercy Park with far more space than you’d expect! With built-in shelving throughout, 2 giant walk-in closets, an open modern kitchen, room for both living and dining areas, and a stylish sensibility, there are more fantastic features in this triple mint studio than you often see in one- or two-bedroom apartments.

Upon entering 7 Lexington Avenue 2E, you’re greeted by a gleaming tiled foyer and a floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall hiding a gargantuan walk-in closet. The foyer walk-in closet has three full interior walls of storage, with multiple hanging rods and built-in shelving up to the ceiling—helping you keep your clothing and belongings easily organized and out of the main space.

The gracious living/sleeping area is more than roomy enough for a large sectional. Floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving and built-in cabinetry flanks a beautiful non-working fireplace and mantle done in ornate molding. The space is gently illuminated by dimmable ceiling-mounted track lighting and the parquet hardwood floors are in stunning condition.

2E comes with a custom queen-sized Murphy bed disguised as a fine armoire. When folded up, no one will know it’s a bed, and when folded down, it reveals overhead built-in reading lights, a mirrored headboard and soft white wood finishes.

The dining area is subtly separated from the living area by a slight step up. With room to seat 4-6, the dining platform is a lovely space for guests; bathed in light from four oversized windows, the dining area also hides the radiator in attractive under-window built-ins that double as more storage. The through-wall A/C is also in the dining area.

If you need more space to spread out, a polished granite breakfast bar can hold two additional seats for casual dining. The counter opens into the recently-renovated windowed open kitchen, which comes stocked with mint-condition, state-of-the-art appliances: a GE dishwasher, GE oven and range, and large Subzero refrigerator/freezer. Polished granite countertops continue into the kitchen, where the original sink was replaced by an oversized porcelain farm sink. A mirrored backsplash brings even more light and depth into the space, as does the built-in open shelving and pristine white lacquered cabinetry. White tile floors with a checkerboard accent give the kitchen a stylish twist.

Rare for a studio, this apartment is designed with separate dressing/bathing quarters to accommodate visitors while keeping privacy intact for all. The bathroom, second walk-in closet, vanity counter and shoe closet are all easily separated from the main living space by a pocket door. The mirrored vanity counter, lit by glamorous oversized bulbs, has room for a large seat and opens into the second walk-in closet. This walk-in closet comes equipped with 3 additional walls of built-in floor-to-ceiling cabinets and rods, along with a keypad-locked door and cemented safe—rare for a studio, this security system is perfect for keeping your valuables tucked away. The well-appointed bathroom was recently renovated and is fitted with subway tiles, a built-in shower bench, and treated anti-streak shower glass.

7 Lexington Avenue 2E is in The Park Gramercy, one of the best full-service buildings near Gramercy Park. Now with a newly-redone lobby, Park Gramercy is a cond-op, meaning the approval process is like that of a condominium—no board interview! This is an investor-friendly building with no set limits on sublets or minimum down payment requirements for purchase. The building welcomes international buyers purchasing homes as pieds-a-terre or as investments. Among its many perks, the Park Gramercy is pet-friendly and comes with a full-time doorman, a beautifully-planted roof deck, bicycle storage, and new central laundry in the basement (in-building laundry).

Conveniently located near Gramercy Park, Union Square Park and Stuyvesant Park, 7 Lexington Avenue 2E is close to some of the best dining, parks, transit, and shopping in the city. The Union Square Greenmarket—only a few short blocks away—is one of the largest farmer’s markets in New York, and multiple subway hubs in a 2-block radius make getting around the city a breeze.

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