This impeccable three-bedroom, three-bathroom gut-renovated co-op is a contemporary masterpiece set within prized prewar bones. No detail was overlooked or cost spared to create a home of exceeding style and warmth surrounded by mesmerizing views of the American Museum of Natural History.
The moment you arrive in the gracious foyer, you'll know you've entered a home of great distinction. Extra-tall baseboards border wide-plank hardwood floors, and soaring ceilings boast recessed lighting and crown molding. Bright windows in every room and two exposures frame glorious light and views. Off the entry, two large storage closets, and a third concealed closet nod to the focus on maximizing clean lines and utility. Like every closet in the home, they include floor-to-ceiling Elfa modular shelving.
Ahead, the sprawling living room provides an inviting destination for relaxing or entertaining with north-facing, open-sky outlooks as your backdrop. The sleek, custom-built media center hides A/V cables and power outlets within its cabinetry, while an ingenious sliding panel covers the television with your favorite piece of art.
Designed by HenryBuilt, a Seattle-based kitchen specialist, the masterful open kitchen and dining area suits formal and casual gatherings with ease. Anchored by a massive center island, the space features custom cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops. Cooking and clean up are a breeze with premium appliances, including a vented cooktop, dishwasher, wall oven and microwave/convection oven by Miele, and a full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and additional Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers.
Head to the owner's suite to discover wonderful light and lovely Museum views from a unique east-facing window exclusive to just two homes in the entire building. A wall of custom closets attends to wardrobe needs, and the en suite bathroom dazzles with custom cabinetry, double sink and an oversized rain shower. All three bathrooms feel comfortable thanks to radiant floor heating.
A spacious and bright second bedroom in this wing enjoys a walk-in closet and direct access to a full bathroom. Across the apartment, a third bedroom functions equally well as a private guest suite, nursery, playroom or home office thanks to its service entrance and built-in California Closets Murphy bed. In the hallway, an in-unit Miele washer & dryer and third bathroom complete this outstanding high-floor sanctuary.
This exquisite home's thorough updates include central air conditioning, new 150-amp electrical, upgraded plumbing and double-paned Skyline windows throughout.
Built in 1925, 118 West 79th Street is a Neo-Romanesque masterwork by the esteemed Emery Roth featuring handsome buff brick and terra cotta ornamentation. Residents of this elegant cooperative enjoy full-time doorman service, live-in superintendent, gym, laundry, storage, a bike room and updated elevators.
Located adjacent to the Natural History Museum and minutes from Central Park, this home offers front row access to the best of Upper West Side living. Fantastic dining and nightlife line the nearby blocks. Enjoy great shopping along Broadway, or visit the Upper West Side gourmet trifecta of Zabar's, Citarella and the original Fairway Market. Transportation from this coveted neighborhood is a breeze, with 1/2/3, B and C trains, excellent bus service and CitiBike stations all nearby.