Three king-sized bedrooms* and two full baths are in this 1400sf (approx.), move-in ready, light, high-floor coop located at the corner of W81st St. in a full-service, amenities-rich, 24-hr doorman building. High, beamed ceilings soar to over 9.5 feet, higher than on any other floor in the building, expanding the feel of the already large rooms. Use it as a penthouse duplex without having to pay for the penthouse, as 16C is just 1 level below the furnished roof deck. Walk or take the elevator up 1 flight. Prewar details include herringbone hardwood floors and original solid core doors with glass and brass knobs. The primary bedroom, with ensuite full windowed bath, has side glimpses of the river. The 3rd bedroom is now used as a den/music room/office (adapted from its original purpose as a dining room). This apartment gets excellent light from all directions. The almost 16' windowed galley kitchen was designed to maximize storage and optimize workspace. It is equipped with appliances by SubZero, Bosch, GE Profile and Jenn-Air, set into well-maintained custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with slide-out shelves. Extensive counters make this a great place to prepare meals, from small to elaborate. Also neatly tucked away is a full-size, vented washer/dryer. Gas is included in maintenance. A storage locker is also available for sale. In a nod to old-world elegance, mail is still delivered to your door. This beautifully maintained Schwartz and Gross building has new gas lines, even new sidewalks, and, coming soon: a Resident's Lounge-MultiPurpose Room with playroom area, lounge furniture, TV, refrigerator, sink, and a gym with professional quality equipment. Great for gatherings and birthday parties. Additional building amenities include: a planted, furnished roof deck (with an awning for those who prefer shade), full time doorman, resident super, staff of handyman and porters, bike room (for a fee), and laundry room. Other great features: Co-purchase and guarantors permitted and pets welcome with board approval. (Sorry, no pied--terre.) Garage across the street. Located on beautiful, residential West End Avenue, where commercial traffic is prohibited, yet around the corner from Zabar's, close to the 79th St. #1 subway, several bus lines, world-class parks including Central Park & Riverside Park, bike and walking paths, world-renowned museums including the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, *Note: The 3rd bedroom was built to be a formal dining room and adapted to be used as a bedroom. It is now used as a den/music room/office.