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35 East 68th Street, #2A

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Nov 6, 2019
It previously was on the market for a total of 207 days.

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Description

In 1899 Dr. Edward Kellogg Dunham and his wife, Mary, commissioned renowned architect Thomas Hastings of the firm Carrere & Hastings to fashion a French townhouse in the very au currant Beaux Arts style. At the time of its completion in 1901, Dunham House was described by The Architectural Record as "a frothy confection".

However, the publication went on to state, “the exuberance of ornament is handled with skill and discretion, and very clearly avoids defects of over-muchness inevitable in this sort of work produced by designers of less experience.” A decade later, this historic home was widely considered a pristine example of Hastings' work and was a large part of why Hastings was then commissioned to design the New York home of Henry Frick in 1912 (The Frick Collection today). Today 35 East 68th Street still sits as a 25' wide, limestone building which was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1981 after being converted into apartments in 1977.

Residence 2A is a stunning duplex which sits behind two arched French windows at the second story, adorned atop with the original Tiffany & Company stained glass. This two bedroom, two bathroom home also has an additional home office which is currently configured as a third bedroom, an eat in kitchen and one of the most beautifully grand living rooms on the market today.

The living room is 21'6" by 22' and boasts ceilings just shy of 14'. It is lined with the original, hand carved wooden detail, complete with shelving and a gorgeous marble mantle. The sunken, eat in kitchen has a lovely marble floor and is complete with a custom built-in oven, range and refrigerator along with a Bosch dishwasher.

Upstairs the master has a hidden wall of closets and fits a king sized bed. The home office rests above the kitchen and has windows which open into the living room space and provide a bird's eye view of its beauty. The second bedroom lies behind the kitchen, complete with an en suite bath.

There is expansive storage space throughout the apartment, which also has in unit laundry.

This eight unit co-op has a landscaped and furnished shared roof deck with 360 degree views of the city and additional laundry facilities in the basement. This one of a kind home is located on East 68th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, and is surrounded by some of New York's most renowned restaurants and luxurious shopping. The building is also pet friendly and only one block from Central Park, making it perfect for dog lovers as well.

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Apartment Amenities

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About 35 East 68th Street

76

35 East 68th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 76, 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

22
Out of 44
+
26
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
10
=
76
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 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:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
None 0 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1910
  • 8 Apartments
  • 5 Floors

Building Amenities

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