In a sea of non-descript high-rise glass boxes, a rare gem has been found!. This garden level (first floor) one-of-a-kind, magnificent duplex is the stuff of NYC dreams. Featuring enormous casement windows facing a lush, beautiful landscaped common garden, it has the feel and look of a French painter's studio turned into a cozy home. Blissfully quiet, you can hear the birds and watch the squirrels play while you have your coffee in the mornings. Exposed brick, 12 foot high ceilings on the second level (suitable for lofting), hardwood floors and a marvelous real staircase complement the fully renovated, fully equipped kitchen, the two fully renovated full baths and a grandfathered washer/dryer. Presently set up as a one bedroom, the floor plan offers several possibilities to add additional rooms to fit your needs. Option to open fireplace subject to code compliance and board approval.This is just the beginning! This rare and light filled home is housed in one of the East Village's most historic and sought after buildings. This established cooperative is composed of neighboring historic townhouses adjacent to St. Mark's Church and other East Village landmarks. It sits within the landmarked St. Mark's Historic district, making this location one of the most coveted in all of NYC. The well-managed cooperative has an expansive common garden, live-in superintendent, and basement storage lockers available for rent. Both the building and the location are nothing short of pure NYC gold. Your pets are not only welcomed, with Board approval, they are loved. Sorry but, this is a NON-Smoking building. No pied-a-terre allowed..