Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837


21 East 79th Street 12 - $13,500,000

Triple Mint Prewar Classic 10

This magnificent full floor residence is situated on the 12th floor of one of Manhattan's most distinguished prewar white glove cooperatives, located immediately off Fifth Avenue on East 79th Street.

Meticulously renovated by the distinguished award-winning architect John B. Murray, this sundrenched home boasts grand scale entertainment rooms, three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a study, and a separate staff area. The mint-condition, full-floor apartment has two ornate wood burning fireplaces. Classic prewar features include moldings and soaring ceiling heights.

Enter the private landing and find a gracious entry gallery with access to the living room and library ahead, the dining room to the right, and two hallways leading to the two bedroom wings and the kitchen. The hallways and gallery are fashioned with closets for smart storage throughout the home.

The warm and inviting corner living room has gorgeous south and west exposures from oversized picture windows that bring in streaming sunlight throughout the day. The focal point of the living room is the ornate wood-burning fireplace and the western views of Central Park are breathtaking. Head into the library, replete with two more south-facing picture windows that boast unobstructed views of the midtown skyline including The Pierre and Chrysler building. Unwind among custom mahogany wood built-ins that are perfect for displaying favorite books and art.

Next is the dining room, which can be reached through two pocket doors from the gallery. The large bay window welcomes sunlight from the north and two more large windows face west, with oblique views of the park. The moldings in the dining room are stunning and give the room a unique and elegant effect. The dining room has excellent flow for entertaining with access to the living room and the kitchen.

The pristine eat-in kitchen has two west facing windows, granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. These include a six-burner wolf range, Miele dishwasher, Gaggenau wall oven, Subzero fridge and freezer, as well as a wine fridge. There is plenty of storage space with the two generous pantries and ample cabinets. The kitchen was made for entertaining and features a large island in the middle that is perfect for prepping, cooking and informal dining.

Down the hallway, past the kitchen, you will find a northeast corner bedroom with a built-in desk and bookcases as well as the north-facing gym (that can also be converted into a third bedroom) with an ensuite bathroom, laundry room, and private study. Finally, the enormous and private master suite can be accessed from the gallery past the vestibule with a powder room. The master suite has a wood burning fireplace, venetian plaster on the walls, and wonderful open city views. The dressing room and closets occupy the space of a full bedroom, and provide endless storage space. The luxurious master bath has a double vanity and oversized glass stall shower and a second bath in the suite boasts a relaxing soaking tub.

This 15-floor prewar building was designed by Van Wart & Wein in 1930 and has only 12 apartments. Residents enjoy the highest level of privacy and security.There is a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser.


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Maintenance/CC: $10,929
Last updated: 2/24/2018
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Residence Information

Rooms: 10.0
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Library: Yes
Kitchen: Eat In
Windowed kitchen: Yes
Woodburning fireplaces: 2
Air conditioning: Central Air
Washer and dryer: Yes

Building Information

Period: Pre-War
Built: 1930
Building Type: Hirise
Doorman: Yes
Attended lobby: Yes
Storage available: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes