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135 East 79th Street, #PH17E

$14,500,000 ($3,240 per ft2) -9.1% | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Approx. 4,476 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Feb 8, 2018
    Last Price Change -9.1% ($1.45M) on Dec 12
    Days on Market 738
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Monthly Common Charges $8,081
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $5,996
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Elegant living meets modern style in this 4,500 square foot magnificent penthouse residence. Complete with 3 large scale bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, this property is in a class of its own, with its gracefully proportioned rooms and fabulous open layout. Upon entry, the elevator opens to the homeÂ’s stunning foyer, highlighted by the impressive custom ebonized wrought iron curved stair, which tastefully separates the entertaining areas from the private family spaces.

One of the most captivating features about this penthouse, is the floor to ceiling windows, with unobstructed views, that allow fantastic natural light to permeate the living spaces from the north, south and east exposures. The high level of craftsmanship and intricate detail in the home, make this Penthouse a rare find indeed with extensive owner upgrades and customization throughout. The generously sized 10-foot ceiling height in the living room, which flows into the dining room, is ideal for entertaining and gracious living — allowing light and air to flood the space. Added features include a commanding gas burning fireplace, butler’s pantry and bonus room perfect for a staff room or home office. The giant "suburban style" gourmet kitchen, designed by Christopher Peacock and custom milled for the home, is the ideal place to cook gourmet meals and gather with family and friends.

Complete with an oversized marble top island, top of the line appliances (Professional Series Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf 6 burner range and Miele dishwasher), this chefÂ’s kitchen has it all and is open to the family/media room, allowing for intimate family movie nights or larger gatherings. The second floor can be accessed by the stairs or elevator, which opens to a private landing and mud room. The master suite is glorious and includes a curved wall of windows offering stunning views, two custom designed and milled dressing rooms and two master baths clad in marble.

In addition to the master suite, there are two additional large-scale bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and generously sized closets. All of the bedrooms have walls of windows and high ceilings. On the bedroom floor, is a fully equipped laundry room with full sized washer and dryer machines, sink and abundant storage.

Exquisite solid white oak floors, central HVAC system and sophisticated AV system complete this private residence. Designed by William Sofield, the luxurious 135 E. 79th has an intimate feel with just 31 private residences. White glove amenities include a full-time doorman, concierge, private fitness center, playroom, landscaped courtyard/garden, wine cellar, bike room, ownersÂ’ lounge with catering kitchen, game room and private storage.

The premier location is just steps from Central Park, world class shopping and restaurants, and some of the CityÂ’s best museums. Alternative 4 bedroom plan under floorplans.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

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About 135 East 79th Street

85

135 East 79th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 85, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

27
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
85
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 2013
  • 31 Apartments
  • 19 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room

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Pros
  • Second-best pre-war style building in post-war era
  • Few apartments
  • Impressive lobby
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle room
  • Full-time doorman
  • Concierge
  • Flamboyant entrance with sculptures of pear tree branches
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • No balconies
  • No roof deck
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Subways

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at Lexington Ave 0.13 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.34 miles
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