This 2 bedroom/2 bath is a modern classic. Ideally located on the edge of leafy Tudor City, it is just a 5 minute walk from Grand Central. The Essex House, an architecturally significant building erected in 1929, has bike storage, a laundry room and storage. It is full-service and feels like a fortress. The apartment is south facing with a calming direct view of a large, beautiful tree. Light fills the living room and primary bedroom without being too bright. The rooms are spacious and thoughtfully upgraded. Details are simple and clean. The kitchen, beautifully designed, has a Wolf stove, Viking microwave & dishwasher, Miele refrigerator/freezer, granite countertops and stone floors. There is ample storage that includes built-in shelves for a wine collection. Recessesed lighting with dimmers is throughout the apartment. The remote controlled air conditioners are through-the-wall, so the charm of original pane windows is unobstructed. Both the living room and bedroom are flat screen/cable installation ready with hidden cables and wall hardware. Bedroom closets are outfitted with organized storage. Both bathrooms are well done and the wood floors are in the excellent, refinished condition. Pied a terres, parents purchasing, co--purchasing, and pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is a 2% flip tax paid by the seller and no current or expected assessments. The Essex House has a 24-hour doorman and onsite superintendent. 5 Tudor City offers affordable gym membership for residents to their beautiful facility facing the water.