Perched above the East River and the lushly beautiful Peter Detmold Park, 455 East 51st Street is truly a sanctuary within the city. Designed by J.E.R. Carpenter, Treanor & Fatio, and VanWart & Wein and completed in 1924, this residential enclave features a pretty planted courtyard garden, an attractive red brick façade, leaded-glass windows, and period detail, such as whimsical bas-relief sculptures. This wonderful seven-into-five room apartment is defined by sweeping views of the sparkling East River, glorious sunlight, a gracious and flexible floor plan and pretty outlooks throughout. These attributes are complemented by beautiful hardwood herringbone floors, high ceilings, and newly-updated central air conditioning. Considered the best line in the building, the A is coveted and very rarely available. The large and well-proportioned Gallery with ample closets opens to the grandly-scaled open-plan Living/Dining room, nearly 40 feet in length, with a wood-burning fireplace and eastern, southern, and western exposures with commanding views over the treetops to the river. Nearby, a large eat-in kitchen is amply sized for a chef’s kitchen with comfortable seating and laundry facilities. Each room in the tranquil Private Quarters has splendid eastern outlooks across the River. Once three Bedrooms, now two, additional space has been used to create a luxuriously spacious suite of rooms. The Primary Bedroom Suite incorporates a nicely proportioned Bedroom with East River view, an efficient Office, very ample storage including two capacious walk-in closets, and a very expansive ensuite bathroom. There is an additional Bedroom, also with magnificent views and an ensuite bathroom. 455 East 51st Street is a boutique, full-service building with an attended entrance gate and a resident manager. Residents enjoy a stunning roof garden with glorious views, a private fitness center, and the use of an individual storage bin. Pets are welcome.