Inside a New Upper East Side Aerie

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Among the many things for which Manhattan is famed are its elegant prewar apartment buildings, the grand-dames designed by such revered architects as Emery Roth and Rosario Candela. The Old World elegance of those storied homes meets its modern match in this new 4,300-square-foot condominium residence, which occupies two floors of a 21st-century building that was designed by Andrew Sheinman of Pembrooke & Ives in collaboration with BKSK Architects and christened in 2016.

New York, New York | Linda M. Maloney & Azad Zubair, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

The refinement begins immediately, in a lovely stone foyer accessed via a private elevator landing and accented by a gracefully curving staircase. Beyond are spaces ideally configured for entertaining: a light-flooded south-facing living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace with a stone mantel, and French doors opening to a Juliet balcony; a formal dining room with a tray ceiling and elegant wall treatments; and a handsome library with distinctive finishes and a breezy romantic terrace overlooking the historic Unitarian Church of All Souls.

With its marble floors, walnut and steel cabinetry, limestone-topped island, and top-tier appliances from Miele and Gaggenau, the kitchen is a study in sleek, stylish modernity. Throughout the home, Kirsten Kelli’s striking interior designs make the most of the effortless open floor plan, glorious natural light, and generous dimensions.

Each of the four guest bedrooms—one of which easily serves as a quiet study—is a peaceful private suite. The lavish master bedroom is accompanied by a room-sized walk-in closet and dressing area as well as an en suite bath with a shower, a discreet water closet, and a relaxing soaking tub. Storage is abundant throughout.

The home may be available for purchase complete with its exceptional furnishings and eye-catching light fixtures. Residents of the 155 East 79th building benefit from numerous amenities, including 24-hour doorman, a gym, and storage space.

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