A rare, light-filled, spacious and highly desirable Prewar 4 Bedroom home with far reaching city and river views. Positioned on the 11th floor of 520 East 86th Street, an iconic 1929 luxury cooperative, this comfortable and architecturally significant 8 room residence strikes just the right balance between the public and personal domain. The masterfully conceived floor-thru layout is deftly executed and embraces all four exposures...North, South, East and West. Welcomed from a semi-private elevator vestibule, the formal entry foyer leads to the beautifully proportioned Living and Dining rooms with an expanse of 36 feet across the apartment's northern aspect. High beamed ceilings with crown mouldings, a wood burning fireplace with a neoclassic mantle, custom bookcases and superbly crafted walnut stained herringbone patterned solid oak floors. The historic divided light windows capture distant views of the East RIver. Openings from the dining room and the entry foyer give access to the enormous 13 x 23 foot Eat-In Chef's kitchen featuring top of the line appliances, a generous prep island, stone countertops, ample storage, laundry, breakfast area and tall west facing windows. A separate 5th bedroom/staff room with en suite bath off the kitchen. A 30 foot gallery leads to the bedroom wing. There are 4 generously sized bedrooms with ample closets. The same herringbone patterned floors continue into the bedrooms. The gracious corner master bedroom with walk-in closet, custom millwork, sunny south and east windows and an en suite bath. Bedroom 2 with an enormous window facing south and original terrazzo flooring. Bedroom 3, similar in size to the master bedroom is also a corner room with custom bookcases and south/west exposures. Bedroom 4 with twin tall windows and a western aspect. All bedrooms are flooded with sunshine. The 3rd full bath also with original terrazzo flooring and deep soaking tub. *Please note: the images are virtually staged. Full service building with resident manager. Private outdoor garden, childrens' play areas and gym. Pet friendly. A half block to Carl Schurz park. Excellent schools. Easy access to the airports from the FDR Drive. And minutes to the new 2nd Avenue Subway!