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161 East 79th Street, #12A

$2,995,000 | 3 beds, 3 baths

Key Details

  • Listed Mar 3, 2020
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Monthly Maintenance $6,904
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

This sun-drenched classic eight room residence offers the charm and elegance only a pre-war property can provide! Semi-private elevator landing leads to stunning marble floored entrance gallery. The beautifully proportioned living room with wood-burning fireplace (original mantle) is immediately in sight.

Distinguished by soaring ceilings, oversized windows, custom millwork (in pristine condition) and original hardware by P.E. Guerin throughout, the formal dining room enjoys a beautiful bay window that capture southern city view lines. The windowed eat-in kitchen has beautifully restored original cabinetry and hardware and features a washer/dryer.

Three wonderfully proportioned bedrooms all feature oversized windows and copious closet space. Secluded at the end of the hall, the large corner master bedroom features an ensuite windowed bathroom and two closets. With four exposures, the high floor home is sun-kissed from dawn to dusk.

Importantly, the layout offers flexibility to create a fourth bedroom or study, a large cheerful eat-in kitchen and great room. Additional storage in the basement. First offering of this beloved home in forty years; Extraordinary and rare piece of architecture of the neoclassical tradition, bring your architect, contractor and your imagination to complete the restoration of this treasure found!

Of course pets welcome! Located in the heart of the upper east side, 161 East 79th Street is an elegant boutique cooperative built in 1916 by renowned architects W. L. Rouse and L.

A. Goldstone. Full-time doorman, live-in superintendent attend to every need, and provide excellent security.

The building has additional storage, a bike room and laundry in the basement. Pets are welcome. Pied-a-terres and guarantors are permitted on a case by case basis.

50% financing permitted, 2% flip tax payable by the purchaser.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Windowed Kitchen

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 161 East 79th Street

54

161 East 79th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 54, 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

18
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
13
Out of 39
=
54
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 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:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 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:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 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:
None 0 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1916
  • 26 Apartments
  • 12 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

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Pros
  • Few apartments
  • Not far from several museums
  • Some balconies
  • Close to several schools
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Convenient to many restaurants- boutiques and neighborhood shopping
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Doorman
  • Handsome- pre-war construction
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Exposed rooftop water tank
  • No terraces
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Step-up entrance and lobby
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.13 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.34 miles
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