On the 14th floor of this average E. 60s co-op building is a not-so-classic classic six. The two-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom is stuck firmly in 1979. Not one, but two rooms (the tan, sunken den, and the bedroom) have mirrored ceilings (there is also a mirrored built-in dresser, and wall in the bedroom, ensuring no deed goes un-watched), and the whole place (except for the kitchen) is covered in wall-to-wall beige carpeting. Built-ins also abound: among them, some Baughman-esque swivel-seats in the den, a peach, geometric fabric-covered bed, and a giant, tan, J-shaped sofa in the living room. The expansive foyer feels straight out of the pre-renovated Hall of Gems at the Natural History Museum.
The apartment is being sold by the daughter of the owners. Most all of the original furnishings and details remain in tact — the KitchenAid dishwasher in the cream, fluorescent-lit kitchen, the wallpapered walk-in closets. In the dressing area, there are long poles for storing boots upside down.
Whether the furniture will come included in the sale is still under discussion. If it does, that could make the $6,380 maintenance easier to stomach: Between the club chairs in the den, and the particularly excellent set of six dining room chairs with lucite arms in the dining room, the place looks practically like an outpost of the Chinatown design shop Coming Soon. In fact, according to the seller’s agent Doreen Courtright, a young woman toured the apartment the other day because she “just couldn’t believe the pictures. She loved the couch, she loved the chairs in the den,” Courtright says. “The dining chairs with lucite. They’re all so trendy again.”