This south-facing apartment comes from the prewar cooperative known as Morgan Studios, at 170 East 78th Street on the Upper East Side. A thoughtful renovation didn’t take anything away from the prewar charm—the living room still looks stunning with 13-foot ceilings and large casement windows, alongside a wood-burning fireplace with a custom mantle. A ladder helps access the floor-to-ceiling shelving, and a staircase leads to the upper-level bedroom and kitchen. This was just listed under $1.5 million, after last selling in 2009 for $1.35 million.
170 East 78th Street
With its toasty fireplaces–including one in the master bedroom–elegant pre-war details, dark chocolate floors and walls of casement windows for watching the snowflakes fall on gorgeous historic homes, this duplex at 170 East 78th Street looks like a prime spot to make the most of a Manhattan winter. The designed-to-the-nines 1927 co-op is asking $2.995 million, with a considerable monthly fee of almost $5,000; interestingly, the ask is less than the $3.5 million price that accompanied its turn on the market in 2010.
On a gorgeous Upper East Side Block, this pre-war home is as classic as it gets; though it’s listed as a two-bedroom, a look at the floor plan shows possibilities for one or two more with ease. Rooms are gracious and bright, and we can totally see boughs of holly, New Year’s Eve merriment and snow days before a roaring fire in just about any of them.
Walking through this maisonette located at 170 East 78th Street is akin to going on a wonderful adventure where you’re not quite sure what you will see next. Every room in this tri-level home is filled with unique touches like gorgeous wood paneling surrounding quaint built-ins, ornately enshrined wood-burning fireplaces, and 13-foot ceilings.
Originally built as three separate artist’s studios, this dramatic apartment feels like living in a 30-foot wide townhouse with all the benefits of a full-time doorman.