Updated 2 days ago
In contract
Upper East Side, Manhattan | Third Ave & Second Ave
4.5 Rooms2 Beds2 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • Custom Lighting
  • Dining Bay
  • Dining Foyer
  • Galley Kitchen
  • Marble FP Mantle
  • Original Details
  • Split Bedrooms
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WBFP
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Dishwasher
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom

Outdoor space and views

  • City Views
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full Service
  • Attended Elevator
  • Bike Storage
  • Laundry Room
  • Renovated Lobby
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

Tasteful, sunny, high-floor two bedroom two bathroom apartment on East 78th Street. Enter this apartment into an elegant central gallery off which all the rooms emanate. The living room features Southern exposure, a wood-burning fireplace with a William H. Jackson marble mantel, refinished original hardwood floors, and custom bookcases. The living room is large enough to accommodate a full dining table.

The layout is wonderful as the bedroom suites are split; either bedroom could be considered the primary bedroom with their large proportions and windowed bathrooms ensuite. The current primary bedroom has fantastic southern light and open views, as well as a large walk-in closet. The second bedroom is off its own private hallway and features two closets and built-in bookcases.

The windowed eat-in kitchen has been updated with a 5 burner stove, GE built-in microwave, Samsung two-door stainless steel refrigerator, and large double sinks. There is a stacked Miele washer/dryer, excellent pantry storage, and an eat-in area perfect for stools. There is a massive walk-in closet in the entrance gallery for additional storage. The maintenance includes utilities.

This pristine 20-story Art DecoBuilt in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in 1987. 205 East 78th has a full-time doorman, live-in super, and two resident elevators. The hallways have been renovated and Local Law 11 was just completed in 2021. There is additional laundry in the building, storage (different sizes for rent), bike room, and a stunning lobby on one of the best blocks on the Upper East Side.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Katharine F. Tuckerman
Brown Harris Stevens
$1,375,000 [-$45,000] [3.2%]
Price Drop by Katharine F. Tuckerman
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull Service
AccessAttended Elevator
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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