Feminist author Erica Jong, best known for her 1973 hit novel, “Fear of Flying,” will be flying from her Upper East Side coop, or rather, co-op. The nearly 3,000-square-foot home has been listed for $3.95 million by Maria Daou of Coldwell Banker Warburg, who is also her niece.
Soaring on the 27th floor in the highly sought-after Imperial House, the apartment offers the ultimate New York City experience with breathtaking open panoramic views of the city skyline to the west, north, and south.
Upon entering the apartment, visitors will be taken in by the over 30-foot long gallery that leads to a spacious, sunny south-facing living room. The living room boasts a custom bookcase that spans the length of the room, displaying the treasured collection and books of the owner herself. The grand gallery also leads to the enclosed solarium, a serene space where one can relax and soak in the sweeping vistas of Central Park and the vibrant city skyline.
“It has such a great flow for entertaining,” Daou told the New York Post, with the publication noting that Daou has attended several parties in which Jong hosted an elite cast of writers and musicians. She added in the Post that she anticipates the buyer will be “someone who has a lot of art or books because you can really showcase it.”
A spacious, updated kitchen brings form and function into focus with stainless steel countertops and appliances. Ample storage space throughout includes an extra pantry and walk-in closet. Additional spaces include a small office nook and a cozy room with a full bath and a washer/dryer.
The primary bedroom, offering generous dimensions and southern exposure, includes an en-suite bath and provides excellent closet space. The second bedroom is equally spacious, accommodating a king-size bed, a walk-in closet, and an adjacent bathroom.
Designed by Emory Roth & Sons, Imperial House is a white-glove co-op in the heart of the Upper East Side that features fantastic amenities and services, including concierge service, full-time doorman and elevator operators, a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, game room, an on-premises tailor/dressmaker. The Imperial House garage offers its shareholders a below-market rate of $400.00/month. Pied-a-terre purchases are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Pets are welcome.