- William Sofield
- David Paler
Maisonette West, the fully serviced 4,803 SF townhouse in the coveted 135 East 79th street Condominium, is one of the most striking homes currently on the market in all of New York City. Conceived by acclaimed designer William Sofield and I Grace Company, this exceptional duplex townhouse with garden is beyond parallel.
"The Maisonette is perfectly positioned as the property has undergone approximately $3.5 million of upgrades and enhancements since 2014," said listing agent Inez Wade of Stribling & Associates. "The building itself has large room proportions, elegant moldings and cabinetry, high ceilings, exquisite parquet floors and all of the other highly sought after features characteristic of pre-war properties. However, this building has married modern technology and a host of extraordinary building amenities with those distinguished pre-war elements, creating a perfect product."
A gracious entry foyer opens to an impressive gallery featuring a magnificent custom-designed floating staircase, creating an imposing introduction to a 4,803 SF grand duplex.
The private fully landscaped and terraced 972 SF garden, is designed by international landscape designer Madison Cox. 135 E 79th Street is built in the style of the stately prewar homes of yesteryear, while possessing all of the features of modern state of the art living. With its private garden facing the elegant townhouses of East 80th Street, the apartment is filled with abundant light and offers townhouse living with all of the amenities of a fully serviced building.
The floor plan features an expansive living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with large separate pantry, a second floor kitchenette, a large master suite with custom millwork closets, 5 additional bedrooms, 5.5 exquisite stone baths (including the sumptuous master bath with a Kallista Air Bathtub), and a grand second floor foyer, with its own private elevator access.
"One of the two sellers is a noted, published interior designer. He possesses exquisite taste; his carefully thought out upgrades and refinements were implemented by I Grace, pre-eminent luxury builders who are unmatched in their field," said Ms. Wade.
Maisonette West is on the market for $18.995 million. "We carefully compared the property with other current listings on the market and with a recent resale in the building. Computing the price paid per square foot for that other unit at 135 East 79th Street, we are arguably under market given the amount of work done in this apartment."
Ms. Wade noted that the home was designed to be the primary residence of the owners, but because the sellers own multiple properties, they found they are not spending enough time in NYC to maintain a home of this size. "They plan to purchase a pied-a-terre that is more suited for their travel to Manhattan," she said.
It should come as no surprise that this level of craftsmanship and technology is rarely combined with superb taste and elegant living - all while still offering a serene and intimate lifestyle and all the comforts of home.
Some of the modern technology updates include: Lutron Radio RA dimming and control system throughout; a security system with motion sensors, glass break detectors and cameras; an audiovisual system by Electronic Environments, which includes Sonos control system and Stealth Acoustics; new telephone and CAT6 lines available for all areas, and wi-fi wiring throughout; and discreet keypads at many entry points to connect to all systems.
The hand-painted, bespoke Christopher Peacock kitchen features statuary stone slab counters with custom carved edges, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf six-burner range, Miele dishwasher, a filtered water system, Sub-Zero wine refrigerator and Kallista Jeton fittings designed by Studio Sofield specifically for 135 East 79th Street.
"I believe a multitude of buyers would be interested – people who entertain a great deal, and those who wish to own a townhouse with a garden but want the services and security afforded by a condominium," said Ms. Wade.
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Gracious Entry Foyer
Light & Bright Living Room
The Living Room Leads To A Charming Garden Oasis - A Rare Feature In A True Maisonette
Formal Dining Room With Garden Views
Beautiful Chef's Kitchen - Perfect For Entertaining
The Garden Offers Peace & Relaxation Amidst The Bustle of NYC
2nd Floor Landing
The Master Bedroom Comes With Massive Walk-In Closet
The Master Bath - Tranquil & Sublime
Guest Bedroom With Park Avenue Views
Zen Den Room
Quiet Study/Office Space