This two-bedroom, two-bathroom 15th-floor co-op at 70 East 96th Street between Madison and Park Avenues may have a slightly cramped 21' x 13' living room, but the kitchen has a dining area and--in a real bonus for a pre-war co-op--a washer/dryer.
Recently renovated with top-of-the-line appliances and bathroom fixtures, the apartment retains the charming pre-war details typical of buildings designed by legendary architect Rosario Candela (740 Park ring a bell?). The pet-friendly building has a doorman and live-in super, while the apartment itself has southern exposures, city views and high ceilings. Previously sold in May 2005 for $1.375 million, it was initially listed in May for $1.295 million, and was reduced about three weeks ago to $1.249 million, almost 10 percent below its 2005 sales price.
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