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.
We featured a somewhat more colorful maisonette in the building last year–this would be its chic and refined sibling. Walls of casement windows, the aforementioned wood-burning fireplaces, 13-foot beamed ceilings and large open rooms create the feeling of a spacious townhouse, as does the fact that there are two floors.
The first floor is anchored by a gorgeous open living room, with a view of the pretty block that never gets old.
Step down into the library/den (which could also be a formal dining room).
Perhaps most charming of all is the master bedroom suite which the listing says “has the feeling of a European hotel” with its tall windows, verdant views and fireplace. There’s an enormous walk-in closet/dressing room here as well. The kitchen is on this level, too, and though it looks to be good-sized, there’s neither mention nor photos, so we’re guessing a bit of renovation is in order (which also means you can create your dream kitchen).
On the smaller upper level, a second bedroom offers an en suite bath, tons of closet space and a private entrance from the third floor landing. There are in-unit laundry facilities, and the building offers a full time doorman and a live-in super.
- Triple Your Pleasure, Triple Your Fun with this $6.85M Lenox Hill Maisonette
- Former House & Garden Editor Lists Upper East Side Co-op for $4.75M
- Ready for Its Close-up: $19.5M Park Avenue Apartment With Interior Staging by Jed Johnson Associates Does Not Disappoint
Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.