Upon entering this mint condition approximately 3000 square foot Pre-war residence, you immediately feel like you are home! This residence features FOUR well-proportioned bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, library/formal dining room and an expansive windowed eat-in kitchen with separate breakfast area.
This duplex is located in a well sought-after, full-service building with bike room, 24-hour staff, laundry room and private storage area. A semi-private landing area opens into a long spacious entry gallery welcoming you into this meticulously maintained home, with an airy living room, separate formal dining room designed with a custom Bird's Eye Maple bar and Subzero wine storage behind wood paneled doors. The bright northern exposure, high 10ft beamed ceilings, built-in bookcases and a functioning wood-burning fireplace all combine to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere providing an ideal setting for entertaining. The gorgeous and spacious white, windowed eat-in kitchen is a chef's dream. Thoughtfully designed with a separate breakfast area, new hardwood floors, honed Calcutta gold countertops and custom cabinetry with endless storage. The kitchen stands out as a perfect gathering spot. The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Subzero refrigerator, two Subzero refrigerator drawers, Viking six-burner stove top with grill and double oven paired with a custom designed stainless steel industrial vent. The Miele dishwasher and built-in Kitchen-Aid Microwave top off the high-end appliances. There is a built-in banquet with extensive storage underneath and behind making this the perfect cook's kitchen for entertaining a large crowd. Through the formal dining room, currently set up as a den/media room, is a hallway leading to a well-appointed powder room, and two bedrooms each featuring its own bath. The spacious primary suite has north and west windows and two large walk-in closets and a spa-like windowed bathroom. This peaceful retreat has limestone floors with radiant heat, a separate glass-enclosed shower stall and a huge custom mirror. The second bedroom on the main level has a large closet and bath with marble tiled floor, white subway tile shower and a large north facing window.
As you ascend the tastefully carpeted staircase, you will face a wall of closets lining the hallway with a vented- out, enclosed washer/dryer at one end. At either end of the hallway are two additional bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. Each bedroom has abundant closet space and large west facing windows.
With built-in speakers throughout, exquisite crown and baseboard moldings, gorgeous hardwood floors and high-end finishes, this stunning residence is a wonderful place to call home.
156 East 79th Street is a premiere Pre-war building constructed in 1915 and converted to co-op in 1967. (The building is located close to multiple transit spots and a short walk to Central Park) The building's exterior features a limestone and brick facade with an elegant lobby. The building offers its residents a full array of services, provided by an attentive staff, including 24-hour doorman, service elevator operators, and a live-in resident manager. Amenities include bicycle storage room, large storage cages, and a large common laundry room. The co-op is pet and pied-a-terre friendly.
**The building is in the final stages of completing Local Law 11 (brick work) and is currently replacing both the passenger and service elevators. A soft renovation for the lobby includes fresh paint, furniture and new lighting.
**All work is slated for spring 2021 completion.