Carpe Diem! This 5th Avenue residence with its commanding architectural and Central Park views will make you want to seize the day. Perfectly situated to access Central Park from one of its grandest entrances and moments away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the best of Upper East Side luxury shopping and dining. The entrance to 8B is distinguished by an elegant 20-foot entry foyer with custom lighting and gallery like wall space. Conveniently located off the foyer, one finds a powder room, a walk-in coat closet and a private home office. The grand living and dining area measures 36 feet in length and easily accommodates a variety of seating options. The traditional B-line floor plan was completely reimagined to maximize the expansive southern exposure and highlight views of the Park, the Ukrainian Institute and the exquisite mansions on this historic stretch of 79th Street. The spacious eat-in kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances (Miele, Gaggenau and Dacor) and is a chef’s dream come true. Its bright and comfortable atmosphere will draw occupants together for cooking, conversation, homework or a glass of wine. A laundry room, adjoining the pantry area with storage and service egress allows for maximum functionality. The south facing primary bedroom enjoys a wall of picture windows overlooking the landmarked mansions across the way. It has 2 large walk-in closets and a spacious spa-like bathroom with a double vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The well-proportioned second and third bedrooms share their own hallway and bathroom and feature built-in window seats and large double closets. The 4th bedroom has its own full bathroom, is complimented by a large floor to ceiling window and could double as a second office, cozy media room or work out space. The apartment receives ample natural light and is fitted with central AC and a 4-stage air purification system which circulates fresh air through air handlers on the roof. This advanced system ensures 24/7 temperature and humidity control throughout the unit and the building. The modern and recently renovated lobby offers twins elevators to semi-private landings with only 45 residences in the building. The coop’s entrance is graced with a handsome porte-cochere and the coop owned on-site garage extends deeply discounted rates for shareholders; a true rarity in today’s world. The newly completed rooftop observatory deck affords breathtaking bird’s eye views of Central Park, the entirety of The Met as well as the Reservoir and the iconic Manhattan skyline. The building is superbly staffed with a full-time doorman, concierge and live-in resident manager. Private storage 6×8 transfers with the apt. Pied-a-terre ownership is allowed as are pets with board approval. Financing is not permitted. 2.5% flip tax.