Perched on a high floor, this stunning prewar apartment feels both fresh and inviting. This classic 8-into-7 room cooperative is sun-filled, impeccably renovated and has primarily southern exposure. Off of a semi-private elevator landing, the ideal floorplan begins in the gracious entry foyer which leads to the elegant living room with custom bookcases and a wall of south-facing windows. Adjacent to the living room is the dining room which is currently used as a combination dining room and library. These rooms enjoy sunlight all day. There is an original staff room accessed off of the dining room that is currently a home gym but could be a perfect office.
The gut-renovated eat-in kitchen has Carrera marble countertops, a sizable island, a Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator, Wolf range, Thermador dishwasher, and an under-counter water filtration system. An in-wall iPad with the ability to control the apartments audio system. Off the kitchen, there is a separate laundry area with full sized washer and dryer, generous pantry storage and a well located powder room. Additionally, there is an open home office area with built-in desk.
A proper bedroom hallway, separated from the entry foyer by a pocket door, leads to three well-proportioned bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms share a hall bath. The larger of the two has custom millwork with two built-in desks and bookshelves. At the end of the hallway is the divine corner primary bedroom with exposures to the south and east, custom closets and an oversized en suite marble bathroom with Waterworks fixtures, radiant heated marble floors and anti-fogging vanities.
This apartment features 9 ft 4 inch ceilings, central air conditioning, all new top-of-the-line Pella windows, multi-zone audio, video, and internet wiring, in-wall flush-mounted speakers and subwoofers, and in-wall control panels in each room. It is the ideal layout for entertaining as well as comfortable living.
Built in 1915, 161 East 79th Street is a full-service prewar cooperative located on a most attractive tree-lined Upper East Side block. There is a full time doorman, live-in resident manager, a bicycle room, laundry room and storage room. 50% financing is permitted as are pets. There is a 2% flip tax paid by the purchaser. This happy apartment is a must see!