HIGHEST RIVER HOUSE DUPLEX WITH TERRACE High atop the storied River House, this majestic duplex residence features expansive outdoor space from two southern-facing terraces and panoramic river views over the East River and into Midtown. Exquisitely designed with historic elegance and graceful flow, the residence boasts four exposures, welcoming sunlight into its 17 rooms, including a stately great room and dining room, library, sun room, 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, and four wood burning fireplaces. Through a gated drive court, and attended lobby, one arrives at the private elevator landing and onto a double-height entrance foyer featuring a sweeping staircase leading up to the living quarters. A noble great room, with wood-burning fireplace, looks directly out and over the East River through multiple picture windows. Full-height double doors lead to a grand corner dining room accommodating seating for 16. To the south of the great room is the corner library, a regal hideaway with a wood burning fireplace, mahogany millwork throughout and sweeping riverfront views looking east and south. A sun room provides open access to the two large, south facing terraces. The scale, depth and flow of this floor, inclusive of a chef's kitchen with butler's pantry, breakfast room, laundry, powder and double staff rooms, is a testament to the original architects Bottomley, Wagner & White vision of grand luxurious living at its absolute finest. The second floor of this expansive duplex, also accessible by elevator, is exclusive to the living quarters. It spans six bedrooms, all with en suite baths, including the corner master suite wing, with a wood burning fireplace, and a sitting room, also with wood burning fireplace. Elegant and timeless, River House was designed by architects Bottomley, Wagner & White and built in 1931 by James Stewart. Located at 432 East 52nd Street, River House is situated at the enclave of a quiet cul-de-sac with a gated and cobblestoned Palazzo courtyard. The majestic Art Deco lobby overlooks lush gardens with a fountain nestled along the East River. Multiple doormen, lobby attendants and concierge provide immediate service and security at all times. Privacy is unparalleled and is further ensured by state-of-the-art security systems. Apartment ownership now comes with automatic membership to the River Club (with separate membership fees), one of the city's most exclusive members-only athletic clubs featuring a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, garden, gym, and a restaurant. A private storage unit is assigned to this property and includes a temperature controlled wine fridge. *3% Flip tax payable by the Buyer. Monthly maintenance: $19,800. **Terraces are the property of the Coop, with the owner/shareholder having exclusive usage rights by separate license agreement.