Live on two glorious floors of an Upper East Side French Gothic mansion for $4M

Posted On Wed, November 13, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, November 13, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo credit: Donna Dotan, courtesy of Compass.

This rare condo conversion in a Gilded Age mansion on the Upper East Side sits just across from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, 3 East 78th Street was built in 1899 as a six-story, 35-foot-wide private residence and converted to condominiums in 1964, keeping its ornate French Gothic limestone looks intact. The lush apartment within, asking $3,995,000, is a grande dame of a duplex spanning the mansion’s fourth and fifth floors, with an elevator to get you there.

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

Flooded with light beneath 11-foot ceilings, the home offers the kind of traditional interiors that reflect its history and the neighborhood’s grandeur. It’s currently set up as a three-bedroom, but there is plenty of room for more. Hardwood floors and pearwood cabinetry are highlights throughout the house.

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

On the fourth floor, a dramatic great room is framed by oversized townhouse windows and a wood-burning fireplace. This floor is set up as a lavish master suite, with a corner bedroom, oversized bath, and walk-in closet off the great room.  A butler’s pantry makes trips to the kitchen unnecessary.

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

On the fifth floor, a chef’s kitchen opens to a large formal dining area where you’ll find a second fireplace.

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

On this floor are two additional bedrooms, both with ample closet and storage space.

3 East 78th Street, upper east side, cool listings, mansions,condos

Each floor has a separate entrance for privacy, happier hosting, and more options for living. This palatial apartment is the rare condo in a historic home, giving it more flexibility to be used as a pied-a-terre, primary residence, or investment property; you can also expect lower fees than a co-op and fewer rules for renovation.

[Listing: 3 East 78th Street Unit 4/5 by Jessica Vertullo for Compass]

[At CityRealty]

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Photo credit: Donna Dotan, courtesy of Compass.

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