Graciously proportioned and strikingly designed by Steven Harris Architects, Residence 3 South features a 1,647 sq. ft. (153 sq. m.) light-filled interior with the architect's signature attention to detail infused throughout. Offering two bedrooms, two ensuite baths, and a powder room, this home features 10'6" ceiling heights and southern exposures over tree-lined 79th Street. Elegant architectural details and materials throughout include casement style windows in a white bronze finish, 4" wide rift and quarter sawn American white oak flooring set in a chevron pattern in all living areas, recessed panel stile and rail doors with burnished nickel Nanz hardware, and custom plaster cornices in all primary rooms, hallways, vestibules, primary bathrooms, and powder rooms.
Residents are welcomed home into an elegant entry foyer leading to the living and dining room spanning over 27' in length which features three large-scale casement-style windows overlooking picturesque East 79th Street. The kitchen, custom-designed by Steven Harris Architects and overlooking the living space, is outfitted in hand-painted custom Italian cabinetry with polished nickel trim and honed Imperial Danby marble slab countertops and backsplashes. Professional-grade appliances include a Wolf 5-burner integrated cooktop, wall oven, speed oven, and fully-vented range hood; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and wine refrigerator; Miele dishwasher; and Julien stainless steel undermount sink with InSinkErator disposal and Dornbracht faucet. A discreet laundry closet is outfitted with a high capacity LG washer and dryer which vents to the exterior. A Honed Imperial marble slab dining bar, with seating for four, offers additional convenience for entertaining.
The primary bedroom suite features an oversized walk-in closet and a large-scale south-facing casement-style window. The primary bath is outfitted with honed Olympic Danby stone slab full-height walls and floors; a custom acid etched mirror vanity with an Olympic Danby stone slab countertop, nickel trim, and Lucite drawer pulls; recessed chrome-trimmed medicine cabinets featuring integrated lighting; and a Kaldewei Puro undermount tub with an Olympic Danby stone slab tub deck and apron. Additional features include a separate nickel framed stall shower in fluted glass with a stone bench and a Duravit water closet.
The secondary bedroom is generously proportioned and features an ensuite bath clad in Honed Nestos Grey stone full-height tile walls and floors, a custom floating millwork vanity with a Nestos Grey slab countertop, and a Kaldewei Puro undermount tub with a Nestos Grey slab tub deck and apron. Dornbracht chrome fixtures and a Duravit water closet complete this refined space. The secondary bedroom features a pocket door opening to the living space which easily allows this room to be used as a den, office, or library.
The powder room, located adjacent to the entry gallery, provides a striking focal point with a floating vanity with a honed Maya quartzite slab countertop, custom integral sink, and matching door surrounds and base details along with Dornbracht fittings in a platinum finish, and a Duravit water closet.
Additional thoughtful residence features include pre-wiring for home automation, pre-wired shade pockets in every room, and VRF individually zoned heating and cooling.
109 East 79 offers an exceptional amenity suite, designed by Steven Harris Architects, and featuring sumptuous finishes throughout. A double-height lobby, clad in travertine and Belgian Blue marble, offering a 24-hour concierge, full-time doorman, and 24-hour porter leads to a grand lobby lounge and separate leather-paneled library all overlooking a landscaped garden with a sculptural water feature by the artist Mig Perkins. Upstairs, athletic and wellness areas include a light-filled fitness center by The Wright Fit overlooking the garden below; an international squash court / sports court with a retractable basketball net and backboard; a movement studio with Pilates and Gyrotonic equipment; and a spa with treatment room, sauna, steam room, and hair salon. Leisure spaces include a 15-seat screening room, a game room, and a golf-simulator. Additional conveniences include bicycle storage, private storage for purchase, a dog grooming station, a dedicated service entrance, and a live-in resident manager.