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The Empire, 188 East 78th Street, #PHB

$4,985,000 ($1,917 per ft2) -13.3% | 3 beds, 3 baths | Approx. 2,601 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed May 29, 2019
    Last Price Change -13.3% ($210,000) on Oct 15
    Days on Market 177
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Lenox Hill
  • Monthly Common Charges $4,111
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $3,998
    Minimum Down Payment 10%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE VIEWS IN EVERY DIRECTION!
Perched high on the 32nd floor of the White-Glove Empire Condominium in the Prime East 70's, Penthouse B is a Luxurious Light-filled Gem with Gracious Living Space and Fabulous Vistas that encompass Central Park, the East River, George Washington Bridge and NYC Skyline. This beautifully-designed 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home heightens the senses with Expansive Walls of Windows facing East, North, South and West.

Two Corner Balconies further showcase Panoramas Beyond Compare (and offer a slice of Outdoor Space). Tall Peaked Windows and High Ceilings distinguish this penthouse and provide a Vantage Point for Breathtaking Sunrises and Sunsets. The Sprawling Layout is perfect for Entertaining, and Enjoying Quiet Relaxation.

Spacious Windowed Kitchen features Custom Cabinetry, Premium Appliances, and a Breakfast Area for your morning coffee.

The Wonderful Light-Bathed Master Bedroom Retreat is the ultimate place to unwind, overlooking Central Park, Midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building. Step out to your Master Balcony to gaze at the Amazing Cityscape. Even the Enormous Walk-in Closet is windowed with open park views!

The 5-fixture marble master bath is finely appointed, with double sinks, a soaking tub and separate shower. The Second Bedroom has a Sitting Area that opens to the master balcony as well. The Third, North Facing Bedroom offers ample closet space and an en-suite bathroom.

Additional Highlights of this amazing home include a Wet Bar, Laundry Room, and Semi-Private Elevator Landing.

The Exquisite Empire Condominium at 188 East 78th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues is a Premier Full-Service Building on the Upper East Side with a host of upscale amenities: 24-hour doorman, Concierge, State-of-the-art Fitness Center, 2 Outdoor Gardens, a Parking Garage, Cinema Room, Business Center, Lounge with Catering Kitchen, Children's Playroom, Roof Deck, Wine Cellars, Laundry, Bike Room and Storage enhance the upscale lifestyle. Nothing beats the location near Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fine Shops and Restaurants, and all area conveniences.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Balcony

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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
+
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
  • Condo
  • Built in 1999
  • 77 Apartments
  • 32 Floors

Building Amenities

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

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Pros
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Private garden terrace
  • Large apartments
  • Good public transportation
  • Concierge
  • Close to Subway
  • Foyers
  • Many bay windows
  • Distinctive- gabled roof
  • Garage
  • Storage Space
  • Club with fitness center and private dining room
  • Some fireplaces
  • Few apartments per floor
  • Wine cellars
  • Some balconies
Cons
  • Considerable traffic
  • No nearby park
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.08 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.43 miles

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