Project posted by Compass

Historic UES Conversion Makes For Luxury Modern Rentals

A downtown feel with an Upper East Side address
A downtown feel with an Upper East Side address
Top of the line appliances normally found in condos will make renters feel right at home
Top of the line appliances normally found in condos will make renters feel right at home


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George Pelham
Interior Design
Hohm Collective
BKSK Architects

From Compass

Leasing is underway at Copperwood Real Estate's 245 East 78th Street –22 beautifully reimagined luxury rental apartments on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Located on a vibrant tree-lined strip of 78th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, the neighborhood combines the charm of the West Village with the benefits of being close to the Upper East Side’s museums, parks, shops, hospitals, and 77th Street 6 subway line as well as the new 2nd Avenue Q line. Stribling Marketing Associates is exclusively handling leasing and marketing for the project.

Originally designed in 1905 by noted New York architect George Pelham, 245 East 78th Street offers a variety of brand new, sophisticated two- and three- bedroom apartments. Additionally, there are two duplex penthouses each with four bedrooms and 900 SF private terraces as well as 11’ high ceilings on the upper level. Two garden units, each with three-bedrooms and a downstairs recreation room, feature 450 SF private gardens. Residents will enjoy a landscaped common roof terrace with open city views, a private fitness center with a walkout courtyard, private storage and bicycle room, as well as an attended lobby.

“The Second Avenue corridor on the Upper East Side is rapidly changing, and yet, there is not much inventory for people seeking luxury rentals. Our goal with 245 East 78th is to give renters brand new apartments with beautiful, quality finishes and amenities, while preserving the historic integrity of the original building and streetscape,” said Robert Lemle, founder of Copperwood. “Preservation is the cornerstone of Copperwood’s philosophy. We are a family business rooted in the Upper East Side, and our commitment to this neighborhood shows in this project.”

Interiors are designed by Hohm Collective and BKSK Architects. Each residence features new, double glazed custom European casement windows, individually-controlled multi-zone heating and cooling systems, custom rift and quarter sawn white oak flooring, ample closet space with walk-in closets in the master bedrooms, and in-unit washers and vented dryers.

“The aesthetic at 245 East 78th is incredibly chic, and more in line with what you might find in an upscale Downtown condo. This is an excellent departure from the norm – where the rental choice is either void of personality or tired old rental buildings,” said Stribling Marketing Associates’ Alexa Lambert. “This building will appeal to those seeking a Downtown flavor with an Upper East Side address – it’s the best of both worlds.”

The kitchens are outfitted with custom cabinetry by PoggenPohl, Bosch vented stovetops and dishwashers, Liebherr refrigerators, and Caesarstone countertops and backsplash. Select residences include integrated wine refrigerators and pantries.

Bright and spacious with custom mosaic marble floors, the master bathrooms feature Calacatta Gold marble wall tile, glass enclosed showers, and walnut vanities with Caeserstone countertops. Secondary bathrooms have honed Gioia Venatino marble slab tub surround and white subway wall tile.

245 East 78th is situated close to the 77th Street 6 line and the new 2nd Avenue Q subway line. Renters can easily access the nearby Metropolitan and Guggenheim museums, as well as the famed Gagosian Gallery. Shopping includes some of the best food and wine stores in Manhattan as well as the luxury shops along Madison Avenue, and wonderful restaurants, both causal and elegant.

Apartment rentals start at $6,150/month for a two-bedroom. Three-bedrooms start at $11,150/month

with move-ins expected to commence in late summer of 2018. For more information, please visit