119 East 78th Street is a beautifully renovated, 18'67 ft-wide, 4-story residence, located on a much coveted Townhouse block in the heart of the Upper East Side, between Park and Lexington Avenues.
This architectural gem was originally built in 1871 and later altered in 1936 by Harvey Stevenson & Eastman Studds in the neo-Classical style.
This home is currently laid out as a 3 Bedroom (potentially 4) townhouse with 4 Bathrooms and 2 powder rooms. Each of the bedrooms has its own dressing area with ensuite bath.
What makes this home special is its architectural aura, including a very gracious ascending staircase, as well as the scale of the entertaining spaces.
The beautiful 27'6 ft Living Room with its 11ft ceilings and WBFP (one of 4 in the house) is enhanced with a curved wall of floor to ceiling windows with access to a balcony, overlooking a 31ft deep mature garden.
The Formal Dining Room (currently used as a family room) is also beautifully scaled with another wall of windows and French doors leading to a beautifully planted garden with fountain.
The new kitchen is conveniently located off the current room used for dining and is connected by a back stair and butler's pantry. The kitchen is equipped with a six burner Viking range and hood, a large Subzero refrigerator and Kitchenaid dishwasher and microwave. It has a cozy windowed dining/breakfast area. There is a separate service entrance leading to the kitchen.
The paneled Library is stunning with its 15-foot ceilings and is located on the top floor with an elegant staircase leading to a sunny, south-facing, bi-level roof garden; a lovely greenhouse completes the upper level of this outdoor space.
The finished basement includes an abundance of storage and a large laundry room; it is a clean and nicely organized space.
This beautiful home underwent a total renovation completed in 2013 by Anik Pearson Architect PC. It is in move-in condition.
A perfect alternative to apartment living in New York City, this approximately 5,500 SF home offers the best in privacy and a much desirable and real country feel with over 1600 SF of total outdoor space.