This masterfully renovated high-floor apartment is the home you've been waiting for: offering the best of prewar elegance and contemporary finishes. From the moment you enter the gracious foyer, you notice the excellent proportions of this home. The foyer gives way to the expansive south-facing living/dining room, with Upper East Side views, high, beamed ceilings, restored moldings, and beautiful hardwood oak floors. The completely custom-built kitchen offers pristine white oak butcher block counters and abundant cabinetry with thoughtful details throughout, including soft-close drawers, a neatly tucked-away garbage/recycling center & a pull-out spice rack. A suite of stainless steel Blomberg appliances, including dishwasher, above-the-range microwave, and ice maker, make cooking a pleasure. In addition, the sunny kitchen has a north-facing window with space for a cafe table, under-cabinet lighting, a lovely tile backsplash, and entrances off both the foyer and living room for ideal flow. The grand corner bedroom boasts 3 windows and dual eastern and southern exposures as well as a capacious step-in closet designed by California Closets. Completing the apartment is a windowed renovated bathroom with Waterworks fixtures, mosaic marble floor tiles, and a handsome pedestal sink. Adjacent to the bathroom is a roomy linen closet.
The meticulous renovation included replacing every molding, door, door frame, and all hardware with substantial, high-quality materials, and updating the electrical to include dimmable switches. This impeccably run white-glove co-operative is staffed with wonderful full-time doormen and a resident superintendent. There is a laundry room, bicycle storage, shared residents' garden, and private storage units for which there is a waiting list. Located on tree-lined 79th Street, this co-op is surrounded by the restaurants, shops, and museums the Upper East Side is known for and is convenient to the Lexington and Second Avenue subway lines as well as the crosstown bus. 179 East 79th Street allows pied-a-terre use, guarantors, co-purchases and pets with board approval. The building allows up to 75% financing, and there is a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser.
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