Updated 5 days ago
The Rockwood
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Madison Ave
5.5 Rooms2 Beds2 Baths1,406 Square FeetCondop

Lease Term12-24 Months
Rent Per SF

Listing Features

  • Corner Apartment
  • Custom Closets
  • Entry Foyer
  • High Ceilings [10']
  • Home Office
  • Penthouse/Top Flr
  • Separate Dining Area
  • Surround Sound
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Dishwasher
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Wine Cooler
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Marble Bathroom
  • Soaking Tub
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • Wrap Terrace
  • City Views
  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

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


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok
  • No Smoking

Property Description

UES Modern Penthouse with wrap terrace, city views, and the ultimate privacy.

Welcome to PHB at 20 East 68th Street. With only two apartments on the Penthouse floor, this renovated 2 bed, 2 bath corner home basks in natural sunlight all day. Enter into a gracious foyer and continue straight to the double living/dining room with 3 exposures with views of NYCs skyline to the South, West, and East. Approximately 1,406 sq. ft interior and 824 sq.ft of your private wrap terrace gives the perfect balance of indoor/outdoor living. The wrap terrace surrounds the whole apartment on 3 sides and has enough space for a table and seating area. The windowed kitchen is complemented by marble countertops and top-of-the line appliances such as Miele range, oven, hood and dishwasher, plus a Subzero fridge and separate subzero wine fridge. Ample countertop space great for cooking enthusiast and excellent cabinet and pantry space for storage.

The primary Bedroom has open views to the East, custom closets and its own door leading out to the terrace and an en-suite marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub. The second bedroom can accommodate a king bed and size tables and has two exposures, facing east and south. The 2nd bathroom has top to bottom Carrera marble with a 5-fixture rain shower. Other features includes bleached hardwood flooring throughout, Venetian Plaster wall accents, central air, blinds in each room, surround sound throughout the apartment, 2 large entry closets, one with a washer/dryer.

Situated on the corner of 68th & Madison Avenue, 20 East 68th is a 82 unit Condop located 1-block from Central Park. The building is staffed with a 24 hour attended lobby, a full time live-in Superintendent, and a handyman available to address your every need. A storage bin dedicated to this apartment is for your specific and exclusive use while a fully equipped laundry room is at your disposal 24 hours a day.

The 6-train is just 2 short blocks to the East, while there are buses uptown on Madison, downtown on Fifth and the #66 Crosstown bus which goes through the Central Park Transverse to Lincoln Center and all the West Side has to offer in a matter of minutes. Explore the best of the best of NYC's boutique shopping and fine dining in the immediate area.Sorry no pets for renters are allowed in this building. All viewings may be made by appointment.

Listing History

Initial Rent by Richard Hottinger

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1963
Financing Allowed90%
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Transit and Citi Bike


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0.23 miles
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0.46 miles
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0.47 miles

Citi Bike

E 68 St & Madison Ave
0.05 miles
E 66 St & Madison Ave
0.1 miles

Building Availability

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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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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 .

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