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Furniture designer’s artsy Upper East Side apartment seeks $8.5M

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Once owned by a prominent furniture designer, but the decor is sadly not included

This immaculate Upper East side co-op is so stylish it’s hard to imagine, you know, actually living there, but $8.5 million would get you the privilege. Accessible by private elevator, the exquisite five bedroom spans 3,825 square feet, and is dripping in pre-war details, from the tailored crown moldings to the gorgeous herringbone floors.

The listing doesn’t include a floor plan, so it’s not exactly clear what’s going on here, but it promises the all the “principle rooms” are appropriately oversized (photos corroborate). The living room comes with a wood burning fire place and enough sparkling white wall space to open a small gallery, while the enormous formal dining room is sized to seat 12. The library is lined with built-in white bookcases, and though details are scant on the kitchen, it is also very austere and white.

The enormous master suite is tucked away from the main living space, as are two of the lesser bedrooms (each big enough for a sitting area). There are also three additional maids’ rooms off the kitchen, which are perfectly suited for guests and lesser children.

It was once the home of famed furniture designer Vladimir Kagan, who passed away last year. Accordingly, the unit is full of spectacular pieces—it’s basically a showroom—but alas, his collection is not included in the sale.