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Upper East Side, Manhattan | Lexington Ave & Third Ave
5 Rooms4 Beds4.5 Baths3,000 Square FeetCo-op

Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • BuiltIns
  • Corner Apartment
  • Crown Moldings
  • Duplex
  • Entry Foyer
  • Floor-Through
  • Formal Dining Room
  • High Ceilings [10']
  • In Wall Speakers
  • Library / Den
  • Moldings
  • Original Details
  • Paneled Doors
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Straight Staircase
  • Wainscoting
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Wet Bar
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Oven
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Service Entrance
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Marble Bathroom
  • Powder Room
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • Partial City
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Bike Storage
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed

Property Description

As you enter this mint condition approximately 3000 square foot Pre-war residence, you immediately feel like you are home. This residence features 4 well-proportioned bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a library/formal dining room and an expansive windowed eat-in kitchen with separate breakfast area. ?Located in a well sought-after, full-service building with bike room, 24-hour staff, laundry room and private storage area this beautiful duplex is now available. A semi-private landing area opens into a long spacious entry gallery welcoming you into this meticulously maintained home, with an airy living room, separate formal dining room designed with a custom Bird's Eye Maple bar and Subzero wine storage behind wood paneled doors. The bright northern exposure, high 10ft beamed ceilings, built-in bookcases and a functioning wood-burning fireplace all combine to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere providing an ideal setting for entertaining. The gorgeous and spacious white, windowed eat-in kitchen is a chef's dream. Thoughtfully designed with a separate breakfast area, new hardwood floors, honed Calcutta gold countertops and custom cabinetry with endless storage. The kitchen stands out as a perfect gathering spot. The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Subzero refrigerator, two Subzero refrigerator drawers, Viking six-burner stove top with grill and double oven paired with a custom designed stainless steel industrial vent. The Miele dishwasher and built-in Kitchen-Aid Microwave top off the high-end appliances. There is a built-in banquet with extensive storage underneath and behind making this the perfect cook's kitchen for entertaining a large crowd. Through the formal dining room, currently set up as a den/media room, is a hallway leading to a well-appointed powder room, and two bedrooms each featuring its own bath. The spacious primary suite has north and west windows and two large walk-in closets and a spa-like windowed bathroom. This peaceful retreat has limestone floors with radiant heat, a separate glass-enclosed shower stall and a huge custom mirror. The second bedroom on the main level has a large closet and bath with marble tiled floor, white subway tile shower and a large north facing window.? As you ascend the tastefully carpeted staircase, you will face a wall of closets lining the hallway with a vented- out, enclosed washer/dryer at one end. At either end of the hallway are two additional bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. Each bedroom has abundant closet space and large west facing windows.? With built-in speakers throughout, exquisite crown and baseboard moldings, gorgeous hardwood floors and high-end finishes, this stunning residence is not to be missed. 156 East 79th Street is a premiere Pre-war building constructed in 1915 and converted to co-op in 1967. (The building is located close to multiple transit spots and a short walk to Central Park) The building's exterior features a limestone and brick facade with an elegant lobby. The building offers its residents a full array of services, provided by an attentive staff, including 24-hour doorman, service elevator operators, and a live-in resident manager. Amenities include bicycle storage room, large storage cages, and a large common laundry room. The co-op is pet and pied-a-terre friendly.

Listing History

New Agency by Pamela Mitchell
Back on the Market by Pamela Mitchell

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1915
Financing Allowed50%
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Building Availability

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Upper East Side | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Exuding a cosmopolitan, refined air that is reminiscent of Paris or other European cities, the Upper East Side (the UES, to local cognoscenti) has a reputation as being a bastion of wealth and privilege. Even though it was built by American “royalty” families like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Carnegies and Rockefellers, whose elaborate mansions once anchored Fifth Avenue, there are affordable housing options throughout the neighborhood. The further east you move, away from Central Park and the more commercial avenues, the more likely you are to find quiet, tree-lined streets with historic townhouses and brownstones. Keep your eye out for reasonably priced apartments in pre-war low-rise and even a few high-rise buildings.

With abundant, beautifully landscaped green spaces, including the oasis of Central Park acting like a backyard, the area is quiet and lushly green. You can relax and unwind in John Jay Park, Carl Schurz Park or take a stroll along the East River Promenade. The whole neighborhood seems isolated from the workaday chaos of the city at large. Add to that the history of the neighborhood and the abundance of cultural institutions, and you have a uniquely welcoming neighborhood.

Known for its abundance of high-end retail shopping, especially on Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side is host to the Barneys New York flagship department store. Here you can find upscale goods, fashion and home decor items. You will also find the edgy runway-inspired Alexander McQueen collections. If you are dying to treat your feet to red-soled opulence, be sure to visit the Christian Louboutin boutique. These are only a small sampling of this high-end shopper’s paradise that features everything from designer boutiques that offer the ultimate in haute couture to resale shops where you can find last season’s best on sale at hefty discounts .

There are many unique dining experiences, from fine dining to the casual bite-on-the-go, awaiting you in the UES. Sushi is going through a renaissance in the city, and the best omakase-style sushi can be found at Sasabune on E 73rd Street. Omakase sushi means that you leave the choice of ingredients, preparation method and presentation to the chef. Elegant French cuisine can be experienced at JoJo, E 64th Street, housed in gorgeous townhouse. Just for fun, visit the Lexington Candy Shop on Lexington Avenue, to get a taste of an old-fashioned soda fountain.

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