LIVING LARGE IN A SMALL SPACE.......This apartment with a prestigious address was once the studio of author Peter Benchley ("Jaws"). With a unique open layout, it has a raised kitchen/dining alcove and a built-in bed. Steps from Central Park and Lincoln Center, this home offers all the amenities of the sought-after Hotel des Artistes -- a swimming pool, two work out rooms, a squash court with a basketball hoop and a roof deck - all with no extra fees. Services abound in this building which offers a full-time concierge and elevator operator as well as discount dining and room service from the popular Leopard at the des Artistes. Apartment 201 is one of only three studios in the Hotel des Artistes, so this is a very rare opportunity to reside in this highly desirable building. Pied-a-terre acceptable for this apartment. Pet friendly.Built in 1917, the Hotel des Artistes is a majestic 18-story building with a Gothic-style facade featuring charming gargoyles of painters, sculptors and writers. Designed by the architect George Mort Pollard, the landmarked building has been home to many of the famed and illustrious, including Noel Coward, Isadora Duncan, writer Fannie Hurst, New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, Alexander Woollcott, Norman Rockwell and Joel Grey. The Hotel des Artistes is the most prominent building on a lovely tree-lined block off Central Park, often referred to as "Artists Row, " and listed as the "West 67th Street Artists' Colony Historic District" in the "National Register of Historic Places."