Rare offering! Incredible opportunity to purchase a 1,100+ sq ft loft-like 1 bedroom/1.5 bathroom condo that's been exquisitely designed and featured in numerous top design publications. With soaring 10ft ceilings, oversized windows and impeccable attention to detail, this trophy residence combines fine luxury living with a whimsy flare of fun, sophistication and old Hollywood glamour. A formal entry gallery boasts custom Fromental wallpaper, recessed lighting and great walls for art. The chic, black lacquered kitchen features top-of-the line stainless steel appliances, tons of storage and can be thoughtfully tucked away behind solid, sliding french custom milled wood doors. The spacious living room is a work of art with hand painted lacquered walls by Augustin Hurtado, custom pickled oak bookcases with a hidden storage unit, a fabulous faux fireplace and western exposures over townhouse gardens. The extra-large bedroom is a quiet retreat from everyday city life and has custom hand painted walls, big windows and two custom outfitted closets which also exude style and celebrate color. The primary bathroom instantly transports you to the Beverly Hills Hotel and is a luxurious oasis with double sinks, an infinity soaking tub and a separate stall shower. Other details include central air, a washer/dryer, a marble clad powder room, wide-plank hardwood floors and a basement storage bin that transfers with the sale. Completed in 2004, and one of the final commissions by renowned American architect, Philip Johnson, the Metropolitan is an intimate, full-service condominium with a wonderful staff, incredible service and a live-in resident manager. Building amenities include a gym, bike room, playroom and a central laundry room. This convenient Carnegie Hill location is only a few blocks to the Engineer's Gate entrance to Central Park and the Reservoir, Museum Mile, all major transportation and many of the city's finest restaurants and shops.