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A sampling of the most popular buildings on the Upper East Side A sampling of the most popular buildings on the Upper East Side
For many people, the Upper East Side is the epitome of New York elegance. From the beautiful plantings of Park Avenue to the tastefully moneyed atmosphere of Madison Avenue to the prewar architecture, it is not hard to see where that impression could come from. In the Gilded Age, the stretch between Park and Fifth Avenue from 59th to 79th Streets was dubbed "Millionaires' Row." Today's new class of billionaires looks for homes all over the city, but the history and prestige of the Upper East Side cannot be completely ignored.

However, the Upper East Side is not just for the city's elite anymore. Between relatively lower prices between Lexington and York Avenues and the arrival of the Second Avenue subway, a young and vibrant class of buyer is seeing the neighborhood in a new light. As the opening of popular restaurants and entertainment in the area would show, they are being welcomed with open arms.

According to CityRealty listings, there are currently 1,331 apartments and townhouses for sale in Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, and the Upper East Side's Gold Coast. The median listing price of a condo is $2.5 million and the median listing price of a co-op is $1.595 million. Below, we took a look at the most popular listings in the neighborhood over the past week according to CityRealty page views and also looked at the most visited UES building pages of 2018


12-East-69th-Street-1 Foyer via Brown Harris Stevens
The list of most popular Upper East Side listings of the past week is topped by a prime example of Gilded Age architecture. In 1913, Versailles restorer William Bosworth transformed this townhouse into a Neo-Classical master piece for James Ellsworth, a thriving industrialist who achieved great success during the boom between 1890 and 1920. Over a century later, this six-story townhouse is located on a tree-lined street just off Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Highlights include soaring ceilings throughout, a double-height library, massive windowed kitchen, a full-floor master suite, a roof terrace, a lower-level saline swimming pool with two saunas, and a split-level home theater with red velvet seating.

403-East-62nd-Street-1 Le Domaine via Compass
Located in a full-service boutique condominium, this corner unit has not one but two private balconies overlooking open city views. These can also be enjoyed from oversized windows on both levels, and northern and western exposures bathe the apartment in light. Additional features include custom lighting and window treatments, an airy entertainment level with seamless flow and a large kitchen, a staircase connecting both levels, and a full-floor master suite with two large custom closets and a double-vanity bath. Residential amenities include a private courtyard, central laundry room, storage, bike room, and roof deck with panoramic city views.

188-East-64th-Street-1 Aerial image of The Royale #PH3 via Douglas Elliman
The walls of this penthouse are ideal for art display, but even the most famous art collections have nothing on the views: Unobstructed south, west, and east exposures offer stunning views of the Midtown skyline, Central Park, Billionaires' Row, the East River, and the Hudson River. The first floor is distinguished by a triple-wrap terrace, wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room, and eat-in kitchen. A gorgeous glass staircase leads to a master suite with its own wood-burning fireplace and five-fixture bath. On the opposite wing, another bedroom is larger than some master beds in the city. The pinnacle terrace on this floor is the highest outdoor space available in the city.

860-Fifth-Avenue-1 860 Fifth Avenue living room via Corcoran
This prime Fifth Avenue building is home to an amazing opportunity to combine two beautiful apartments into one trophy home measuring over 5,000 square feet. Large picture windows in eight rooms look out on views of Central Park, and additional features include a solarium, a balcony overlooking Central Park, grand entertaining spaces, and luxurious bedroom suites. The building's amenities and staff include doorman, concierge, elevator operators, resident manager, fitness center, and garage.

200-East-66th-Street-1 Manhattan House via Compass
From the sound-attenuating energy-efficient windows to the darkening shades in the bedrooms, no detail was overlooked in this former model residence. The chef's kitchen is outfitted with premium stone, new floors, and premium Viking appliances. Both baths have the building's newest and most modern sponsor finishes, and the master bath is indulgent with heated floors and towel bars. This landmark condominium's amenities include a rooftop club, a private Exhale spa and yoga studio, and block-long private gardens.

301-East-63rd-Street-1 301 East 63rd Street via Level Group
Sweet studio in a full-service building offers new hardwood floors, granite and tiled kitchen, tiled bath, and three spacious closets. Pet-friendly building amenities and staff include a full-time doorman, resident super, laundry room, bike room, and roof deck. The building is only one block from the 63rd Street F and Q subway stops, and Bloomingdale's is a short walk away.


200-East-66th-Street-1 Manhattan House via Compass

35-East-76th-Street The Carlyle

515-Park-Avenue-1 515 Park Avenue via Frank Williams & Associates

9. 1136 Fifth Avenue
Built in 1925

1136-Fifth-Avenue-1 1136 Fifth Avenue via Corcoran

834-Fifth-Avenue-1 834 Fifth Avenue via Sotheby's

781-Fifth-Avenue-1 Sherry Netherland Hotel via Sotheby's

10-Gracie-Square-1 10 Gracie Square

850-Park-Avenue-1 850 Park Avenue via Stribling

960-Fifth-Avenue-1 960 Fifth Avenue via Warburg

795-Fifth-Avenue-1 The Pierre via Taj Hotels

520-Park-Avenue-1 520 Park Avenue via Zeckendorf Marketing

740-Park-Avenue 740 Park Avenue
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