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The Empire, 188 East 78th Street, #28B

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Jul 7, 2022
It previously was on the market for a total of 168 days.
Last Sold on Jul 6, 2022 for $6,000,000
4 beds, 3.5 baths | Approx. 2,845 ft2
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  • Buyers
  • Jgk Holdings, Llc
  • Sellers
  • Tearmann, Llc
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3 apartments are currently available in this building.
168 days on Market

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Key Details

  • Listed: Jan 20, 2022
    Last Price Change: -7.6% ($495,000) on Jul 7
    Days on Market: 168
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Lenox Hill (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 368 times
Monthly Common Charges: $5,161
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $4,813
Total Taxes & Fees: $9,974 ($3.51/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $46,958 ($16.51/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 10% ($600,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

First Offer! A prime opportunity to own a fabulous fully-renovated, high-floor 4 bed 3.5 bath condominium at the white-glove Empire Condominium featuring gorgeous interiors, panoramic views, and coveted location in the heart of the Upper East Side. This rare, expansive apartment, accessed by a semi-private landing, will impress the discerning resident with exquisite finishes & details, new, stained oak hardwood floors & a gracious floorplan for entertaining.

Beyond an elegant oval-shaped, wood-paneled entry gallery accented by custom plaster moldings & tray ceiling, a grand living room awaits graced by Venetian plaster walls, impeccable millwork, a Juliet balcony & breathtaking open northern views. An adjoining library/family room styled with designer carpeting & custom built-ins also has stretching vistas to the north. Off the living room to the east sits a beautiful formal dining room with thoughtful built-ins, brightened by huge corner bay windows capturing the East River.

Connected for easy serving is the top-of-the-line custom eat-in kitchen that faces the river as well, designed for the chef with hand-painted solid wood cabinets, honed soapstone countertops & breakfast bar, a 6-burner Viking range with griddle & double oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 Miele dishwashers & wine fridge. Proceed to the sleeping wing that affords optimal serenity. This is highlighted by a privately situated master suite offering awing open south & west views from the bedroom that extend from the Empire State Building to Central Park & the Reservoir. Completing the luxury experience is a separate sitting room with desk, custom closets & Juliet balcony, large dressing room, and opulent marble & Waterworks bath clad in mother of pearl walls with a dual vanity, Jacuzzi tub, spa shower & water closet.

The sizable 2nd bedroom with corner bay window gazes at Central Park; the 3rd looks north with a Juliet balcony; and the 4th is en-suite. An integrated sound system heightens the allure. The Empire at 188 East 78th between Third & Lexington Avenues is a premier full-service building with upscale amenities. Enhancing the sophisticated lifestyle is a 24-hour doorman, concierge, state-of-the-art fitness center, 2 outdoor gardens, parking garage, cinema room, business center, lounge with catering kitchen, children’s playroom, roof deck, wine cellars, laundry, bike room & onsite storage.

The location is supreme, near Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fine shops & restaurants, transportation & more.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View
  • River View
  • Park View
  • Balcony

About The Empire, 188 East 78th Street

90

The Empire, 188 East 78th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, 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

33
Out of 44
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23
Out of 36
+
25
Out of 39
+
9
=
90
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 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:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 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:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 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:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 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

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

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