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4 East 77th Street

Upper East Side, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Madison Ave

17 Rooms6 Beds7.5 Baths11,695 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size25'x102'
Built Size25'x97'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$199,020
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Balcony
  • Terrace [15'x13']

Building Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Roof Deck

Property Description for 4 East 77th Street

4 East 77th Street is a 11,395 square foot (including the full-height cellar) neo-Renaissance mansion with a stunning, original, marble facade, steeped in history and provenance as it was once the epicenter of the world's most notable 20th-century artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly. 4 East 77th Street is positioned to become a single family residence or income-producing. The first two floors are presently occupied by the Michael Werner Gallery* while the top three floors include four apartments, plus there is a full-height cellar; the possibilities are endless.*(Gallery is a market-rent tenant. Tenant will vacate 9 months after closing at owner’s option) Originally constructed as a single family residence in 1895. The building, 25' wide x 97' deep, built nearly full, a grandfathered detail. In addition, due to the setback of the adjacent building, 956 Fifth Avenue, there are west-facing windows in addition to the east-facing exposures due to the full depth. The gorgeous sculptural stairs go to the roof which has not yet been developed. An elevator services all floors, including the cellar, with the exception of the roof. The townhouse has been owned by Maurice Kanbar, a prolific inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist since 1964. While living at 77th Street, Mr. Kanbar invented Skyy Vodka, among many other inventions. A tremendous opportunity awaits with a myriad of options for this historic property.

Listing History for 4 East 77th Street

Contract Signed by Stacey Kanbar
Back on the Market by Stacey Kanbar

Building Details for 4 East 77th Street

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1900
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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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OLR ID: 91305TH