Updated 5 days ago
In contract
Upper East Side, Manhattan | East 78th Street & East 79th Street
10 Rooms4 Beds4 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • BuiltIns
  • Dressing Area
  • Family Room
  • French Doors
  • Galley Kitchen
  • High Ceilings [10.2']
  • Laundry Room
  • Private Elevator
  • W/D Hookups
  • Oversized Windows
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Walk Thru Kitchen
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom

Outdoor space and views

  • Treeline Views
  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

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


  • Pets Allowed

Property Description

Situated in one of Park Avenue's finest white-glove prewar co-operatives, this palatial eleven into ten room home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. With nearly 69 feet of frontage on Park Avenue, the residence boasts timeless elegance with 10'2" ceilings, an abundance of original prewar architectural details and a wood burning fireplace.

Off a semi-private elevator landing is an elegant entrance gallery from which all of the grand entertaining rooms flow. There is an impressive 17'3" by 28'6" living room which has two oversized windows facing east with picturesque treetop views over Park Avenue. The stunning room houses the wood burning fireplace. Also off the gallery through French doors is the formal dining room which provides the perfect space for gatherings. There is a windowed eat-in kitchen with excellent storage including two pantry closets as well as a separate oversized breakfast room. Off the kitchen are two staff rooms; one has been made into a windowed laundry room with a sink and the other is used as sleeping quarters. In the hallway is a full bathroom with a bathtub. Two large coat closets complete the public space.

The bedrooms begin with an extraordinary primary suite that faces east over Park Avenue with treetop views. It has an en-suite windowed bathroom and a dressing room with three closets and built-in dressers. There are three additional large bedrooms or two and a library and two windowed bathrooms.

The building allows 40% financing and there is a 1.5% flip tax.

888 Park Avenue is ideally located in one of Manhattan's most desirable residential areas on the west side of Park Avenue between 78th and 79th Street. Built in 1926 by the renowned architectural firm of Schwartz & Gross, the building has full-time doormen, a live-in resident manager, a fitness center and every tenant-shareholder has use of a storage bin.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Cathy Franklin

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1926
Financing Allowed40%
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Building Availability

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Four+ 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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