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Imperial House
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Lexington Ave & Third Ave
5 Rooms2 Beds2 Baths2,000 Square FeetCo-op

Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Architectural Dtls
  • BuiltIns
  • Corner Apartment
  • Crown Moldings
  • Custom Closets
  • Moldings
  • Wainscoting
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Wall Sconces
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom

Outdoor space and views

  • Terrace
  • City Views
  • North Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full Service
  • Attended Elevator
  • Bike Storage
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed

Property Description

Approximately 2000sqft, with an exceptionally fluid and flexible layout, you'll want to come home to this sundrenched 2bdrm/2bth corner unit with formal dining, enclosed terrace, and approximately 100sqft of closet space ––the largest and most sought after 2bdrm/2bth apartment line in Imperial House, one of the Upper East Side's most desirable, luxurious, and well-appointed white-glove buildings.

12E' s foyer (5'9 x 7'2) features a walk-in closet (6' x 6') and opens into the apartment's generously proportioned gallery (10' x 14'), the heart of this unit's fluid design—unifying distinct spaces and allowing them to flow into one another seamlessly.

Upon entering the gallery, one is immediately impressed by the light and expanse of the unit's massive L-shaped Great Room. The walls originally separating three distinct areas—the gallery (14' x 10'), living room (15' x 23'), and dining room (13' 6 x 17')—have been removed, maximizing the fluidity of space and amplifying the already abundant light of the north and west-facing windows which frame its entirety. Additionally, elegant and understated wainscoting, as well as crown, base, and picture-frame door moldings accent the Great Room throughout, subtly and artfully marrying prewar charm with postwar design.

Contiguous to the Great Room’s dining area, an enclosed terrace (16' x 6'6) serves as an extension of the interior space. Outfitted with sliding doors at the terrace’s exterior parameter, as well as heating and A/C, it can be used year-round––permitting one to bask in the open breeze of a cool summer's day or cozy up to glittering views of the cityscape on a winter's night.

Abutting the other side of the dining area, is the windowed kitchen (7'6 x 18'7), which features granite countertops, new flooring, abundant cabinetry, and a stacked washer/dryer in addition to the normal host of appliances. Amply sized and centrally located, it is accessible by two points of entry: one from the dining room, the other from the gallery.

The bedroom wing is on the opposing side of the gallery, with the primary bedroom suite situated at the end of a short corridor. Measuring approximately 13’ x 19’7, the bedroom’s generous proportions easily accommodate a King-sized bed and a great deal more in the way of furnishings. Moreover, with west-facing windows that run the length of the wall, it’s bathed in natural light throughout the day and has lovely views of Thomas Hunter Hall’s cathedral windows and limestone turrets as well as southwest views of Billionaire’s row. A dressing area, located toward the back of the bedroom, leads to two large walk-in closets (measuring approximately 6’ x 5’ and 5’ x 4’, respectively) as well as an updated ensuite bathroom.

The second bedroom (11’6 x 18’6) , located off the gallery and nearly as large as the primary bedroom is brilliant with western light from its oversized windows as well. Previously used as a multi-purpose den/library/guestroom, it’s currently outfitted with beautiful custom wood built-ins which lent themselves to its former purpose. However, the room can easily be used as a dedicated bedroom and is only steps away from a second full bathroom, located in the corridor that leads to the primary bedroom suite.

This ideally located, beautifully proportioned, sunlit oasis is waiting to welcome you home, so make an appointment today.

BUILDING SERVICES & AMENITIES: Designed by acclaimed architect, Emory Roth, Imperial House is renowned for its glamorous marble and mirror clad lobby, with its soaring ceilings and glorious interior views of manicured Japanese gardens, as well as its unrivaled level of service. This building’s remarkable staff includes full-time doormen, porters, elevator attendants, as well as a live-in super and a fully staffed onsite management office which is available to assist should any need arise. Building amenities include concierge service, a yoga studio, game room, state-of-the-art fitness center, personal storage, cold storage, bicycle storage, and an onsite garage with special pricing for shareholders: $375.00 month.

BUILDING POLICIES: 50% financing allowed; pets are welcome with board approval; pied-a-terres are not permitted.

NOTE: Some photos have been virtually staged.

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Listing History

Initial Price by Carla Briscoe
R New York

Building Details

Building TypeHigh-Rise
Service LevelFull Service
AccessAttended Elevator
Year Built1959
Financing Allowed50%
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Transit and Citi Bike


68 St-Hunter College
0.04 miles
72 St
0.25 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.29 miles
77 St
0.42 miles
Lexington Av/59 St
0.44 miles

Citi Bike

E 68 St & 3 Ave
0.09 miles
3 Ave & E 71 St
0.11 miles

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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.

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