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Several top new construction buildings on the Upper East Side include 200 East 79th Street, The Bellemont, 180 East 88th Street, and The Benson Several top new construction buildings on the Upper East Side include 200 East 79th Street, The Bellemont, 180 East 88th Street, and The Benson
During the Gilded Age (defined as the 1870s to the late 1890s), the opulent mansions lining Upper East Side streets were considered the center of New York society. More than 100 years later, Emmy Award-winning HBO drama The Gilded Age was recently picked up for a third season, some have speculated that a new Gilded Age is taking place off-screen, and the Upper East Side is clearly top of mind for luxury buyers: Last week, both Manhattan’s highest-priced sale and top luxury contract took place in traditional Upper East Side buildings located at the center of a condo boomlet.
While today’s buyers appreciate the beautiful architecture and grand proportions of prewar buildings, they may find traditional cooperative rules overly restrictive. As such, CityRealty data shows impressive performances among Upper East Side condominiums that boast traditional design influences, not to mention sumptuous interiors, thoughtful amenities and services, and addresses close to Central Park, upscale dining and shopping, world-renowned museums, and notable schools.
Below, we look at the most architecturally impressive and luxurious condominiums on the Upper East Side. The buildings are ranked by average price per square foot comprising all condo sales from 2021 to the present day.





Top 10 Condos

Design by Sylvan Bien
Completed in 1951 and converted in 1983
One availability for $3,450,000

Prewar buildings on Fifth Avenue are rightfully praised for their eye-catching architecture, but 923 Fifth Avenue, which was erected shortly after World War II and converted to a condominium decades later, is not to be overlooked. Located across from Central Park’s Model Boat Pond, it stands out at street level for its Art Deco design influences and the multiple private balconies and terraces. A full-service staff is on hand to cater to residents’ needs, and amenities include a fitness center, bike storage, on-site parking, and private storage.

923 Fifth Avenue, #78D (Serhant LLC)

Developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group | Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completed in 2022
Two availabilities from $5.95M - $35M

150-East-78th-Street-01 All images of 150 East 78th Street via Hayes Davidson/M18
Lenox Hill condos
Upper East Side condos
With its handset limestone facade, patterned brick, ornamental metalwork, and distinctive crown, 150 East 78th Street’s design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects is said to embody New York Classicism. The apartments come in half-floor, full-floor, and duplex configurations, and amenities include 24-hour concierge service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, regulation squash court, golf simulator, parlor with billiards table and catering kitchen, children’s playroom, pet spa, bike room, and cold storage. See all details and availabilities here.

150 East 78th Street, #PH (Corcoran Group)

Developed by Extell | Design by Beyer Blinder Belle
Completed in 2018
No Public Availabilities

Count of Sales: 8
Average PPSF: $3,343 | Average Price: $14,711,294

1010-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 1010 Park Avenue via Extell
Carnegie Hill condos
Upper East Side condos
1010 Park Avenue nestles cozily between the landmarked Park Avenue Christian Church and classic pre-war apartment buildings, which it emulates with careful diligence. The 15-story building holds only 11 apartments, which range in size from full-floor to duplex units. Several floors are dedicated to amenities, which include lounges, a billiards room, an indoor pool, and a circus-themed children’s playroom. See all details and availabilities here.

Conversion by Stephen B. Jacobs & Associates
Combined and converted in 1985
No Public Availabilities

Count of Sales: 2
Average PPSF: $3,451 | Average Price: $7,600,000

(Curzon House (Elliman)
On the same block as the historic Knickerbocker Club and the J.E.R. Carpenter-designed 810-812 Fifth Avenue, The Curzon House stands out as a pair of Beaux Arts mansions that were merged into one building with a canopied entrance at 4 East 62nd Street. Only 13 units makes for an intimate atmosphere, and residents benefit from white-glove services, including those of a full-time doorman and resident manager. Another great perk is its close proximity to Central Park, Madison Avenue designer flagships, and prestigious restaurants.

Developed by Legion Investment Group | Design by Steven Harris Architects
Completed in 2023
No Public Availabilities

Count of Sales: 32
Average PPSF: $3,715 | Average Price: $13,491,682

The designer of 109 East 79th Street drew inspiration from Art Deco, Mid-Century, and Bauhaus architecture to create a design for the building that is entirely its own. No more than two units per floor allow for space and proportions right out of the prewar era, and select units feature sunken living rooms and private outdoor space. An extensive amenity package includes a private garden, laundry room, pet grooming room, fitness center with locker rooms and steam rooms, library lounge, social lounge, and bike room.

1045 Madison Avenue
Developed by Naftali Group | Design by Peter Pennoyer Architects
Completed 2022
No Public Availabilities

1045-Madison-Avenue-01 All renderings of The Benson via Hayes Davidson
Madison Avenue condos
Upper East Side condos
It is little wonder that Naftali Group displayed Jerry Seinfeld’s pro-city op-ed in The New York Times on the side of The Benson when it was under construction - they clearly felt optimistic about the return of New York after weeks of top sales and a quick sellout. The Benson’s design by Peter Pennoyer Architects pays tribute to the prewar architecture surrounding it with a limestone facade, mullioned windows, and setback terraces. The jewel box lobby and private screening room were designed by Achille Salvagni, and additional amenities include a fitness center, half basketball court, spa with sauna and steam room, library with adjoining garden, pet spa, and landscaped roof terrace with fire pit and Central Park views. See all details here.

11 East 68th Street
Developed by HFZ Capital | Design by Shelton Mindel & Associates
Completed in 1913 / Converted in 2013
One studio for $875K


Count of Sales: 4
Average PPSF: $3,876 | Average Price: $10,840,589

15-East-68th-Street-01 All images of The Marquand via Compass
Upper East Side condo conversions
The Marquand dates back to 1913 and carries quintessential Madison Avenue flair with ground-floor boutiques, a Renaissance facade, a recessed side-street entrance flanked with spiked lanterns and trimmed hedges, fireplaces, and bay windows. There are only 26 graciously proportioned and well-appointed units, all of which enjoy access to a fitness center, children’s playroom, and the services of an in-house staff that includes a full-time doorman, concierge, and valet. See all details and availabilities here.

The Marquand, #7J (Serhant LLC)

11 East 68th Street
Developed by Matthew Adell | Design by Cabinet Alberto Pinto
Completed in 2020
Two availabilities from $5.25M - $8.3M


Count of Sales: 4
Average PPSF: $4,010 | Average Price: $13,931,095


27 East 79th Street, #5 (Corcoran Group)

1165 Madison Avenue
Developed by Naftali Group | Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completed in 2023
No Public Availabilities

1165-Madison-Avenue-01 All images of The Bellemont via DBOX
Madison Avenue condos
Upper East Side condos
Developed by Naftali Group, The Bellemont comes in hot on the heels and just up the street from The Benson (see above). Its classically inspired design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects features a limestone facade and dramatically scaled windows that allow for incredible natural light in the grandly proportioned units. Amenities include a sophisticated attended lobby, a holistic fitness center, a regulation squash court, a state-of-the-art screening room, a well-thought children’s playroom, and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of Central Park. Closings are expected to commence at the end of 2022. See all details here.

Developed by Zeckendorf Development | Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completed in 2018
Three availabilities from $17.25M - $27.5M


Count of Sales: 11
Average PPSF: $5,816 | Average Price: $26,484,807

520-Park-Avenue-01 520 Park Avenue via Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Upper East Side condos
Park Avenue condos
Billionaires’ Row exclusivity and Upper East Side opulence meet at 520 Park Avenue. Architect Robert A. M. Stern styled the Upper East Side’s tallest tower in a grand pre-war manner with a limestone facade and romantic roofline, but its 781-foot height is in line with contemporary expectations. Upper floors open onto marvelous views of Central Park, and duplexes boast double-height lobbies and curving staircases. The classical mindset extends to the amenities, which include a wood-paneled and marble-clad lobby, a grand salon with access to a private garden, and an Art Deco-inspired indoor pool. See all details and availabilities here.

520 Park Avenue, #30 (Casa Blanca Real Estate)

Honorable Mentions

Developed by The Brodsky Organization | Design by William Sofield
Completed in 2013
No Public Availabilities

Count of Sales: 5
Average PPSF: $2,601 | Average Price: $8,300,000

135-East-79th-Street-01 135 East 79th Street via CityRealty
Carnegie Hill condos Interiors via Sotheby's International Realty
Upper East Side condos
Virtuoso designer William Sofield combined pre-war grandeur with subtle avant-garde motifs to produce a masterpiece of architecture and interior design. The building exudes elegance in every detail, such as a brick-and-stone facade, floral motifs flanking the arched entryway, a vaulted lobby, Mediterranean-styled courtyard, large paneled windows, full-service staff and modern amenities such as a fitness center and a bicycle room. See all details here.

Developed by Naftali Group | Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completed in 2022
No Public Availabilities

Count of Sales: 81
Average PPSF: $2,836 | Average Price: $6,918,192

Yorkville has undergone a residential renaissance in recent years, and sales at 200 East 83rd Street were a major factor in the neighborhood experiencing the biggest year-over-year increase in condo sales on a price per square foot basis. It immediately stands out for its soaring height, striking silhouette, and grand arched windows on upper levels, as designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. All residences feature interiors by Rottet Studio, elegant chef's kitchens, sumptuous primary bedrooms with en suite baths, and Hunter Douglas window treatments. Amenities include five-star concierge service by LIVunLtd, a sophisticated attended lobby, a 70-foot indoor lap pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a Winter Garden with double-height loggia, and on-site automated parking.

Developed by The Corigin Real Estate Group | Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completed in 2017
No Availabilities

Count of Sales: 10
Average PPSF: $2,779 | Average Price: $10,128,125.00

20-East-End-Avenue-01 20 East End Avenue
Yorkville condos
Upper East Side condos
With 20 East End Avenue, architect Robert A. M. Stern combines traditional style with modern amenities, on the quaint East End Avenue in Yorkville. A stone-clad facade, traditional detailing, and gracefully stepped upper-floor terraces match the neighborhood’s finest pre-war apartment buildings, while the domed lobby, Belgian block-paved porte cochere with a water feature, and extensive amenity list surpass almost any competitor. See all details and availabilities here.

1295 Madison Avenue
Developed by Adellco | Design by Louis Korn
Completed in 1876 | Conversion completed in 2023
Four availabilities from $2.795M - $21.5M



Count of Sales: 12
Average PPSF: $2,713 | Average Price: $6,327,374

1295-Madison-Avenue-01 All images of The Wales via Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Madison Avenue condos
Upper East Side condos
Much like The Westbury (see below), The Wales is the condo conversion of a prewar hotel. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the addition of a discreet penthouse floor, and the ornate Beaux Arts facade is being restored to its original grandeur. All half-floor and full-floor homes feature Central Park exposures and elegant interiors. Amenities will include a redesigned and attended lobby, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, pet spa, private storage, and bike storage. See all details and availabilities here.

The Wales, #7A (Corcoran Group)

Developed by Macklowe Properties | Design by Sylvan Bien
Completed in 1940 | Converted in 2013
Five availabilities from $2.95M - $8.85M


Count of Sales: 13
Average PPSF: $2,577 | Average Price: $8,910,205

737-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 737 Park Avenue via Compass
Upper East Side condos
Park Avenue condos
The stately 737 Park Avenue exudes classic pre-war charm with its terraced brick and stone facade, stone-inlaid foyer, cozy courtyard, and spacious units. The staff includes a full-time doorman and an elevator operator, and amenities include a skylit gym, children’s playroom, and lounge with catering kitchen and courtyard access. See all details and availabilities here.

737 Park Avenue, #2G (Compass)

Developed by CBSK Ironstate | Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Completed in 2021
One availability for $5.995M


Count of Sales: 11
Average PPSF: $2,532 | Average Price: $10,856,273

1228-Madison-Avenue-01 All renderings of 1228 Madison Avenue via Grain
Madison Avenue apartments
Upper East Side co-ops
Paul H. Whelan, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, describes 1228 Madison Avenue as “a building with personality all its own, but one that grows out of the traditions of the Upper East Side and the eclectic architectural spirit of Carnegie Hill.” The crown of the building is home to a common roof terrace with panoramic Central Park and skyline views, and additional amenities at this "co-op with condo rules" include a fitness center, package room, private storage, bike storage, and full-time doorman and concierge service. Occupancy is estimated for early 2022. See all details and availabilities here.

1228 Madison Avenue, #6 (Compass)

Developed by Lightstone | Design by Gerner Kronick + Valcarel
Completed in 2017
Four availabilities from $4.796M - $11.95M


Count of Sales: 18
Average PPSF: $2,386 | Average Price: $6,276,783

40-East-End-Avenue-01 All images of 40 East End Avenue via Corcoran
40 East End Avenue, which rises in the quiet eastern corner of Yorkville, supplies dignified luxury with its tradition-minded design. Upper floors recede in stepped terraces to a landscaped roof deck. Floor-to-ceiling windows, elegantly styled in vertical frames and transoms, look out to the East River. The spectacular penthouse sports a double-height foyer with a bronze-trimmed staircase and a massive chandelier. A private porte cochere allows for discreet arrival, and amenities like a fitness center, lounge, children’s playroom, game room, and library offer numerous comforts and pleasures under one roof. See all details and availabilities here.

40 East End Avenue, #PH17 (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

180-East-88th-Street-01 180 East 88th Street via DDG
Yorkville condos Interiors via Corcoran
Upper East Side condos
The 524-foot skyscraper at 180 East 88th Street boasts fine features such as a façade clad in custom Danish Kolumba brick, a vaulted lobby, a fitness center with a basketball half-court. Full- and half-floor apartments boast 14-foot ceilings, and an arched penthouse opens up to a terrace with views of Central Park, the East River, and the Midtown skyline. It is down the street from the 92nd Street Y, which is hosting a programming initiative in the building. See all details and availabilities here.

180 East 88th Street, #38W (Corcoran Group)

15 East 69th Street
Developed by Chelsfield PLC | Design by Schuman Lichenstein Claman & Efron
Completed in 1927 / Converted in 1999

Count of Sales: 10
Average PPSF: $2,344 | Average Price: $6,298,000

15-East-69th-Street-01 The Westbury via CityRealty
Upper East Side condos Interiors via Sotheby's International Realty
Upper East Side apartments
15 East 69th Street was constructed as The Westbury Hotel in 1927 and converted to a luxury condominium in 1999. Movie buffs recognize it for its appearance in The French Connection, and architecture aficionados appreciate its limestone base, limestone quoins, and grand entrance marquee. The building has a double-height lobby, full-time doorman, concierge, fitness center, bike room, and wine cellar. See all details and availabilities here.

301 East 80th Street
Developed by Icon Realty Management | Design by Studio Sofield
Completed in 2021


Count of Sales: 73
Average PPSF: $2,298 | Average Price: $6,303,151

Beckford Tower Renderings of Beckford House and Beckford Tower Credit: Noe & Associates: The Boundary
Beckford House and Tower
301 East 80th Street
Beckford House and Tower has transformed its Yorkville block with two complementary limestone and brick buildings designed by Studio Sofield in tribute to prewar Upper East Side grandeur. Both towers offer well-proportioned homes with impeccable details. Beckford House’s amenities include a distinguished lobby, reception room with wet bar and fireplace, spacious fitness center, and rooftop terrace with multiple seating areas. Beckford Tower offers a fitness center, basketball half-court, 65-foot indoor pool, hot tub, piano bar and lounge, and game room. See all details here.
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