GORGEOUS DUPLEX with VIEWS OF CENTRAL PARK. 3 East 71st is located on quiet, mansion lined, 71st. Street., right off of Fifth Avenue. This most desired duplex in the building has gracious, light flooded rooms and open views over the Frick to the serene greenery of Central Park. The graceful entrance foyer, curved staircase, large living room, working fireplace, and dignified library combine for elegant living and graceful entertaining. This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom + library, 3.5 bath apartment, has a formal dining room, chef s kitchen, home office and powder room. Upstairs, the sunlit master bedroom has a working fireplace and a renovated master bath with double sinks, shower, tub, and separate WC. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The layout is very functional, with great closet space, a windowed home office and a laundry room. Subject to building approval, the floor plan might adapt to adding an upstairs bathroom, creating a fourth legal bedroom, and to converting the downstairs library to a 5th bedroom. This dignified Emery Roth & Sons building has prime access to the best Madison Ave. retail, Central Park recreation, museums & culture on the historic, Gold Coast district of the Upper East Side. Built in 1948, with a limestone base, elegant lobby and architecture, the building combines pre-war quality with post-war lifestyle. Known for its dedicated staff, 3 E. 71st. is a much sought after, full service, white glove luxury co-op. It is pet friendly, allows pied-a-terre and 40% financing, with a 4% transfer tax paid by the buyer. The building has a resident manager, a laundry room, individual storage, a bike room and a gym.