Live in a state of serenity by calling this apartment home. The location is unique for Manhattan in that if offers a magnificent retreat from the daily stresses of New York City. Gracie Mansion and the marvelous 11 acres that make up the grounds of the East River Park are practically next door. Designed by world renowned architect, Peter Marino, this grand 1670 square foot condo, delights with ten foot ceilings throughout and floor to ceiling windows. Upon entering you are greeted with a large foyer that leads into a loft like kitchen, dining, and living space. Perfect apartment for entertaining. You have northern facing views of the city from the living room and the bedrooms face the European inspired courtyard that is manicured beautifully and features a 20 foot waterfall. The chefs kitchen is state of-the art with rich wood cabinets and Swiss Quartzite countertops, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele appliances. There is a washer/dryer in the unit. The master bedroom is pin drop quiet and offers two bright exposures. The master bath is enormous and en-suite with a Perlino Bianco marble soaking tub, frameless walk-in shower, and a spacious walk-in closet. The second bedroom also has en-suite bathroom and a walk-in closet. The additional powder room is perfect for guests. 170 East End Avenue is a full service condominium that includes 24/7 doormen, concierge 24/7, breakfast served to the residents daily, live-in manager and valet parking with a private parking garage in the building. The 12,000 square feet of amenities include: A art studio and playroom, an interactive center with arcade games, and a forty seat screening room. Sports facilities include: fully equipped gym, professional quality squash court, golf-simulator, and billiards room. The elegantly appointed lobby is filled with museum quality art and fabulous Italian marble. An oak paneled library lounge features Peter Marino custom furnishings and the beautiful courtyard features Lalanne sculptures, which leaves all who enter mesmerized. Living here gives one the benefits of city access while feeling like you are gaining the peacefulness of a country home. In 1799 there is a reason why Achibald Gracie built his country house "Gracie Mansion" in this area of the city because of the tranquility offered by the natural bend of the East River that is still only minutes from all the action. Carl Schurz Park (which is across the street) is hidden along the East River and remains of the cities best kept secrets. Close to the newly opened Q subway station, Whole Foods, Asphalt Green, and all the other conveniences of Upper East Side neighborhood living.