Before we get into this listing, we just have to point out that the owner of this lavish prewar co-op at 79 East 79th Street is a man named Timothy O’Hara from Savannah, Georgia. We wonder if he has a fictional ancestor named Scarlett. We also wonder if he hasn’t heard that joke a million times in his life. O’Hara and his wife Dara purchased the Upper East Side home for $7.25 million back in 2012, and in a flip for the ages, it’s back on the market for nearly double that price, at $13.5 million. However, this newly renovated home’s custom millwork and bold lacquer paint finishes create a blend of subtle sophistication and vitality that just might be enough to lure buyers to drop some serious cash.
The grand residence is perfect for family and entertainment thanks to interior designer Steven Gambrel. The full-floor, four-bedroom apartment features high ceilings and windows for days, boasting mainly southern views (naturally). Among the main rooms are a gallery, a spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, a paneled library, and a dining room that doubles as a family room. This versatile room connects to the stylish chef’s kitchen through double doors.
But it’s not all fun and games in this apartment. The private corner master suite features dual bathrooms clad in marble and chrome, a large dressing room that doubles as an office, and two spacious walk-in closets. The back of the home has three additional bedrooms, a play area, and a laundry room.
Additional features include four-zone central air, soundproof windows, and state-of-the-art electronic systems throughout.
Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s Homes
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side