This sun-drenched classic eight room residence offers the charm and elegance only a pre-war property can provide! Semi-private elevator landing leads to stunning marble floored entrance gallery. The beautifully proportioned living room with wood-burning fireplace (original mantle) is immediately in sight. Distinguished by soaring ceilings, oversized windows, custom millwork (in pristine condition) and original hardware by P.E. Guerin throughout, the formal dining room enjoys a beautiful bay window that capture southern city view lines. The windowed eat-in kitchen has beautifully restored original cabinetry and hardware and features a washer/dryer. Three wonderfully proportioned bedrooms all feature oversized windows and copious closet space. Secluded at the end of the hall, the large corner master bedroom features an ensuite windowed bathroom and two closets. With four exposures, the high floor home is sun-kissed from dawn to dusk. Importantly, the layout offers flexibility to create a fourth bedroom or study, a large cheerful eat-in kitchen and great room. Additional storage in the basement. First offering of this beloved home in forty years; Extraordinary and rare piece of architecture of the neoclassical tradition, bring your architect, contractor and your imagination to complete the restoration of this treasure found! Of course pets welcome! Located in the heart of the upper east side, 161 East 79th Street is an elegant boutique cooperative built in 1916 by renowned architects W. L. Rouse and L. A. Goldstone. Full-time doorman, live-in superintendent attend to every need, and provide excellent security. The building has additional storage, a bike room and laundry in the basement. Pets are welcome. Pied-a-terres and guarantors are permitted on a case by case basis. 50% financing permitted, 2% flip tax payable by the purchaser.