Perched atop the fifteenth floor this lovely prewar cooperative is a full floor five bedroom, four bath apartment in excellent condition. Filled with sunlight, this apartment has exposures to the North, South, East, and West. The gracious 13-into-10 room floorplan is generous and perfect for entertaining yet also incredibly comfortable for everyday living. Also included with this apartment is the remarkable addition of four staff rooms, a bath, and a private terrace on the 16th Floor, which can be connected to the 15th Floor via a staircase. Purchased by the owners two years ago, this additional suite of rooms can be turned into the perfect library/office/ guest room or all of those things in two separate rooms. Current plans are for a large library space with French doors onto the west/north/south facing terrace.
The 15th Floor is entered from a private elevator landing into an impressive rectangular gallery. Radiating off the gallery are three substantial entertaining rooms. They include the antique wood-paneled library and formal living room with wood-burning fireplace and parquet de Versailles floors which leads to an enormous dining room. The huge eat-in kitchen, which was impeccably renovated in 2019, is flooded with sunlight and has spectacular views of the architectural steeple at All Souls. The house-like kitchen has extensive storage and counter space, two sinks, a six burner Wolf stove, an additional oven and warming drawer, double doored Sub Zero, and built-in microwave. Additionally, off the kitchen is a laundry room, full bath, and a perfect office/staff room with beautiful open views north. There is through wall air conditioning throughout.
The private bedroom hall leads to the corner primary bedroom with two walk-in closets, a newly renovated bath, and a wood burning fireplace. On the other side of the hall there are three additional oversized bedrooms and two full baths. Two of the three bedrooms face south with open views all the way to midtown and the third has an enormous picture window with open northern views. There is a fifth bedroom that is currently being used as a home office/exercise room.
Built in 1924, 151 East 79th Street is ideally located on the northeast corner of 79th Street and Lexington Avenue. This impeccable full-service building, with only one apartment per floor, has a newly built gym, and private storage. The building permits 50% financing and is pet friendly. This incredibly unique and rarely available apartment is a must see.