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Rent a two-bedroom in an Upper East Side building designed by a prominent architect

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This two-bedroom, two-bath rental is in the Chatham, a Lenox Hill building that opened in 2000 but nevertheless has a prewar look, with a limestone and brick exterior that blends in with its neighbors, and interiors accented by high ceilings and crown moldings. The building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, who was also behind high-end properties such as 15 Central Park West. Of all his projects, he lives in this one, so odds are it's up to his high standards. Naturally, renting an apartment with starchitect bona fides comes with a price: $12,500 per month in this case, as listed by Fox Residential.  

You'll enter into a foyer, equipped with a walk-in closet. To the left is a den roomy enough to double as an office or guest bedroom, though note it has no closet or window. Ahead is the open living and dining area. The crown moldings and baseboards lend the space that classic New York vibe, while the kitchen comes with upscale, modern appliances, though the space looks a bit short on storage. 

Both bedrooms, situated on opposite sides of the apartment for privacy, come with en suite baths. The master bedroom also has several closets, including a walk-in. The master bath is equipped with double sinks, and a separate shower and tub. 

The floor plan shows an in-unit washer and dryer. The building offers a few extras that may make the monthly price tag seem a little less extreme, including a residents-only Equinox gym (at no extra charge), and an on-site garage and salon. Plus, the location is convenient: two blocks from the F and Q trains at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street, and just a couple more from Central Park. 

 

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