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Bird's-eye view of penthouse via GTIS Partners Bird's-eye view of penthouse via GTIS Partners
The painstaking conversion and rehab of 101 West 78th Street into a 21-unit condominium has just wrapped up and the first closings were recorded in January. The Emile Gruwe-designed building, formerly known as the Evelyn, is a protected landmark within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Adorned with rose-colored quoins, floral motifs and cherubs, the AIA Guide to New York City described the facade as a "big, bold symphony in reds."
The landmark''s latest chapter fully restored the ornate facade and constructed a discreet single-floor penthouse on its roof. Last month, the newly-constructed penthouse home closed for $20.15 million, the highest price ever paid on Columbus Avenue north of 72nd Street. The development team also notes the penthouse sale is priciest new development condo sale on the Upper West Side in three years.
101-West-78th-Street-5 The meticulously-restored, rosy red facade (Evan Joseph)
101-West78th-Street-03 Facade detail (Evan Joesph)
The 4,742-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home features limestone cladding, interiors by "AD 100" designer Stephen Sills, and two private outdoor spaces. As with all homes in the building, the owner has access to the building's full suite of amenities that includes a fitness center, children’s playroom, and both bike and stroller storage. Aside from the penthouse, remaining listings come in three- and four-bedroom layouts priced from $5.95 million. Availabilities can be found here.
101-West-78th-Street-2 Great Room rendering via GTIS Partners

The expansive great room has a gas fireplace and gorgeous views of the Midtown skyline, the American Museum of Natural History, and Central Park.

101-West-78th-Street-03 The incredible-in-scale great room of 101 West 78th's penthouse (Evan Joseph)

The expansive Smallbone of Devizes kitchen features custom cabinetry, marble countertops and backsplash, and Miele appliances.

Kitchen rendering
101W78-05 (Evan Joseph)

A private roof terrace has an outdoor kitchen, gas fireplace, and spectacular views.

101-West-78th-Street-2 Photo of the penthouse's wrap-around terrace via Evan Joseph

The master bath features radiant floors, Snow White honed marble slab wall, fixtures from Waterworks and Stephen Sills' custom-designed millwork.

Master bath

A nearly 3,400-square-foot wraparound terrace is accessible from nearly every room.

THe Evelyn-03 Main floor of penthouse with wrap-around terraces
Plan of upper-level terrace
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