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Mount Vernon co-op offers classic architecture, fine details

Mount Vernon co-op offers classic architecture, fine details
A fourth-floor unit at the Washington Park Cooperative is on the market for $750,000. (Courtesy of Tyler Merbler, Handout photo)

Magnificent Beaux Arts architecture and classic interior features make 700 Washington Place one of historic Mount Vernon's most sought-after addresses.

Located on the fourth-floor southwest corner of the Washington Park Cooperative, Unit 4A is on the market for $750,000.

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"Our building is interesting in that it is not a condo conversion — this building was built as residential apartments in 1906 for families coming into town 'for the season' and has changed very little, except for obvious upgrades to kitchens, addition of air conditioning in many units, and elimination of the servants' quarters," said the unit's current owner, Todd Harland-White.

Completely updated with attention to the original interior detail, this light-filled home features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms off a wide hall. Striking details of a grander era are found in the high ceilings with ornate plaster molding, custom woodwork, banded wood floors, built-in bookcases and chair rails. There is also an open flow from the foyer to the living room, library and dining room — perfect for entertaining.

Stylish and decorative marble fireplaces are found in the living room, third bedroom and dining room, where a crystal chandelier provides soft light for everyday use or formal dining.

An eat-in kitchen features a breakfast bar and updated appliances, with a door opening onto the fire escape.

"With about 25 apartments, for the last several decades Washington Park has been a cooperative: We all own shares in the building and jointly see to the preservation, upkeep and improvement of" the building, Harland-White said.

Added listing agent Cindy Conklin with Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty: "This residence is a beautiful restoration with perfect updates, an elegant lobby with 24-hour front desk service and front door staff."

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