66 East 79th Street is an elegant Neo-Georgian 15 story apartment building located mid block between Park and Madison Avenues.
Designed by Pleasants Pennington & Albert W. Lewis it was built in 1925-6 on the former site of three row houses of the 1880s. Most of the apartments in this discreet building are private floors and this exceptional Duplex located on the 14th and 15th floors was originally designed as the largest home of the building . It has not been publicly offered for sale for decades as it only traded privately over the years.
The apartment is brilliantly designed, Prewar details abound throughout and it is offered in excellent condition. It consists of 12 beautifully proportioned rooms. This home feels very much like a Townhouse high above the City. It features corner rooms with open exposures in all four directions and allows truly wonderful light throughout during the day and magical City lights at night including the superb lit crown of the Carlyle.
A private elevator landing invites one to the beautiful entrance gallery flanked by grand public rooms on either side. There is a powder room as well as a very large cloak room.
The south west wing has an impressive 30 Drawing room which includes a WBFP with marble mantle, 107 ceilings and exceptional floor to ceiling double hung windows. This Room extends into a beautiful loggia/Sitting room with very generous windows offering panoramic south vistas.
The North West wing leads to a Formal Dining room which has a second WBFP with marble mantle. Four large windows grace this room perfect for grand entertaining.
A wood paneled Library with a third WBFP is located off the loggia.
On this floor are also located two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a very large laundry/pressing room and a renovated Eat-in Kitchen with a separate and windowed butlers pantry and bar, leading to the dining room.
A gracious curved staircase leads to the Upper level of the Duplex. This level may also be accessed by the buildings elevator to the 15th floor.
This floor was originally designed as four bedrooms with four en suite bathrooms. Currently two of the bathrooms have been incorporated to the Master Suite for his and her bathrooms.The Master Bedroom has very beautiful proportions, a fourth WBFP and offers an attractive southern exposure through a wall of windows. One of the four bedrooms on this level is currently used as a study with a day bed. The other two bedrooms have bathrooms en suite. There are abundant closets as well as an additional laundry/maid's room on this floor.
The apartment comes with a very large storage room in the building. There is a full time Doorman and a live in Resident Manager on site.
This is a very special offering. Not your typical New York large residence. While it is grand, this home keeps a truly warm and inviting feel.
This distinguished coop is located steps to Central Park, Madison Avenue and New York Citys finest Museums, dining experiences, upscale retail and world famous art galleries.