This Cozy, Elegant UES Duplex Is the Perfect Manhattan Winter Retreat

Posted On Mon, November 30, 2015 By

Posted On Mon, November 30, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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.

170 East 78th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East side, Manhattan Co-op for sale, duplex

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.

170 East 78th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East side, Manhattan Co-op for sale, duplex

The first floor is anchored by a gorgeous open living room, with a view of the pretty block that never gets old.

170 East 78th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East side, Manhattan Co-op for sale, duplex

170 East 78th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East side, Manhattan Co-op for sale, duplex

Step down into the library/den (which could also be a formal dining room).

170 East 78th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East side, Manhattan Co-op for sale, duplex

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).

170 East 78th Street, Cool Listings, Upper East side, Manhattan Co-op for sale, duplex

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.

[Listing: 170 East 78th Street, Apt. 2A-3B by Robby Browne, Chris Kann and Jennifer Ireland for Corcoran Group]

[Via CityRealty]

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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.

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