Built in 1927 in the Art Deco-style with a gorgeous limestone base and marble entrance, 170 East 78th Street and its sister building across the street at 169 East 69th Street were uniquely designed as artists residences with very high ceilings and oversized windows to allow for abundant natural light. Today, 170 is considered one of the most desirable boutique, full-service cooperative buildings on the Upper East Side.
None of the thirty eight apartments in this nine story building are completely alike, and the original combination triplex of 6B / 7A stands out as an exceptional renovation combining the historic prewar detail with contemporary living. The 29 living room and 28 master bedroom are conveniently located on the middle floor of the apartment, with 13 ceilings complimented by 9 high casement windows and two gorgeous wood burning fireplaces - one surrounded by honed schist rock and the other in a basalt wall between the living room and bedroom. Thoughtfully, the building stocks firewood to replenish as needed. The living room and master bedroom floors are a custom stained wide plank strip oak. Brilliantly tucked into the underside of the floating living room stairs is a custom wine storage unit for 170 bottles as featured in Wine Spectator magazine. The windows were replaced with sound proof glass, below which are thru-wall A/C units with custom surrounds. The living room and master bedroom are separated beautifully by a ceiling high basalt stone wall, and massive swinging doors.??
On the top entry level, there is the fully renovated stainless kitchen from Bulthaup with Miele and SubZero appliances, DORN Bracht hardware, and absolute black polished countertops. Off the kitchen and overlooking the living room is a custom built-in natural zebra wood bar. Also on this floor is a second bedroom with full bath en suite. All of the floors on the upper level are a custom basalt stone.
Off the master bedroom and down a small flight of stairs is the bottom floor, dedicated to the master bathroom and huge dressing area with heated floors, custom closets and storage abound. Conveniently, there is an entrance to the apartment on this floor as well. Both bathrooms are fitted with DORN Bracht hardware, and along with the entire master dressing area, are completely encased in giant slabs of Calacatta Marble.?
There is a W/D unit in the apartment.? There is storage in the basement with a short waiting list.
The building is fully staffed with full time doorman and live-in super.?
Showings are by appointment only. Please provide 48 hours notice for all viewing requests.