Updated 2 days ago
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Lexington Ave & Third Ave
4.5 Rooms2 Beds1.5 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Beamed Ceilings
  • Corner Apartment
  • Entry Foyer
  • Surround Sound
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wet Bar
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Powder Room

Outdoor space and views

  • City Views
  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure

Building Amenities

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


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

Renovated to Sheer Perfection! With low monthlies, washer/dryer, triple exposures, wide open city views from every room, sunlight galore, 9-foot beamed ceilings, strip hardwood floors, surround sound, and thermostatic climate control, this meticulously renovated prewar home has it all!

A mere 3 blocks from Central Park and Museum Mile and zoned for PS 6, this mint condition 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom residence boasts an elegant entrance foyer leading into a large, sun-splashed living room with dual exposures and a separate dedicated wood-paneled dining area. The brand new kitchen flaunts a Miele stacked washer/dryer, Sub-Zero fridge with dual freezer drawers, Viking Professional range, Miele dishwasher, mounted microwave, gorgeous custom cabinetry including a pantry, new countertops, and stunning mosaic backsplash and floors.

Both bedrooms are flooded with natural light, and the master boasts expanded closet space including a jumbo fully-outfitted walk-in closet! The windowed bathroom has been renovated with the same fine attention to detail as the rest of the home, and there is an additional windowed powder room off of the dining area. The second bedroom is currently used as a den and flaunts an imported decorative fireplace that mimics the flickering of real flames as well as a wet bar with sink and ice maker.

Located on a beautiful tree-lined block, 140 East 81st Street is a full-service, pet-friendly prewar building with excellent financials and no flip tax. Residents enjoy full-time doorman, live-in superintendent, elegant lobby, fitness room, common storage, bicycle storage, laundry room, and a courtyard garden. Pied-a-terre ownership is permitted as is up to 75% financing. There is a parking garage directly across the street and numerous street parking options available.

Listing History

Initial Price by Sandra Balan
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1928
Financing Allowed75%
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Building Availability

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Two Beds in Upper East Side


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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