Masterpiece in a Mansion off Fifth Avenue
Perfectly situated on one of the most coveted Upper East Side streets just off Fifth Avenue, 8 East 68th Street, Apartment 5 is a rare architectural masterpiece created by architect Scott Koniecko, a former colleague of the late iconic figure, I. M. Pei. Encompassing the entire fifth floor of a converted mansion, this classic and elegantly proportioned two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been renovated with high-end modern finishes that blend graciously alongside a rich pre-war aesthetic. The entire apartment is flooded with light from both Southern and Northern exposures and enjoys picturesque scenes of tree tops, city, and skyline views.
The residence is accessed by a key-controlled elevator which leads directly into Apartment 5. This exceptional floor-through apartment opens up to a generous entry foyer adjoined by an expansive living area. The elegance and sophistication of the living room is enriched by pristine honey-hued oak floors, a contemporary crystal chandelier that hangs above the open dining area, and a gorgeously restored 19th century ornate marble fireplace mantel. With ceiling heights of 10 feet in the living room, natural light pours in from the three oversized windows that face north with open city and skyline views. There is additional storage under the cozy window nooks that are perfectly situated below the windows.
The newly designed eclectic Parisian galley kitchen comes well-equipped with professional grade stainless-steel appliances and abundant storage featuring a Miele washer/dryer and range hood, Subzero fridge, Wolf gas/induction hybrid cooktop and convection, and a Bosch dishwasher. The kitchen floor has been renovated with custom-designed tiles to attractively complement the lining of the handmade wet bar completed with sophisticated woodwork.
A South-facing bedroom wing separates the private quarters from the public spaces of the residence. Nestled under a pair of oversized architectural black steel casement windows, the luxurious primary bedroom offers a welcoming window alcove with additional storage. The generously proportioned bedroom also has its own spa-like en suite full-marble bathroom with a double vanity sink and a large dressing area that includes a sizeable walk-in closet with custom built-ins. All marble tiles are by AKDO or custom made. Graciously adjoining the master suite through a pair of elegant French doors is the second bedroom featuring its own walk-in closet. Just outside the bedroom wing is the second bathroom. The exquisite full-marble bathroom is designed in a fashion that is in keeping with the lavish finishes found throughout this triple mint home.
Other features include Lutron lighting system installed throughout the home; a 24-hour virtual doorman; a video intercom security system; tenant access to 24-hour live feed of the building’s video cameras; HVAC units for heating and air conditioning; a working gas fireplace; 4 closets, including 3 generous walk-ins; a clandestine wet bar which can easily be converted to a powder room.
Located on a beautiful tree-lined street just half a block from Central Park and high-end fashion boutiques along New York City’s famous Madison Avenue, this mansion is right in the heart of the Upper East Side's exclusive Gold Coast. Originally built in 1882, this Lamb & Wheeler Mansion is an intimate 7-story, 7-unit cooperative that has gone through a chic renovation in 1919 by Harry Allen Jacobs under the direction of Otto Khan, the “King of New York” and a great patron of the arts.
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