New York is well known for the elegant prewar buildings designed by Rosario Candela that line Park and Fifth Avenues. Drawing on that history and time, architect, designer, and native Upper East Sider Peter Pennoyer have brought the same stunning still-popular floorplans into the 21st century in the new 151E78 building. Each residence is a full floor length and a careful balance of symmetry and modern technological conveniences. With distinctive spaces for entertaining and bedrooms, each apartment is a quiet retreat with stunning touches.
To start the experience, there is a private entry gallery, appointed with St. Laurent polished marble and barrel-vaulted ceilings. The Dining Room is a tribute to the formal eating areas of the past, but updated to be more casual and welcoming with doors that open to both the eat-in kitchen and the living room, but that can be closed for a more formal and traditional look. The spacious area features full-length French windows and chevron-pattern oak flooring and can accommodate a larger sized table.
The kitchen is at once functional and elegant with bespoke design and details so that appliances merge seamlessly with cabinets and people can eat and mingle with the chef. Clever features include a spacious spice drawer and convenient spaces for everything from wastebaskets to pots and pans and utensils. The kitchen consists of hardware from Sugatsune and Lefroy Brooks faucets as well as finishes designed especially for the building with the partnership of Peter Pennoyer Architects.
Bathrooms are at once clever and luxurious, featuring marble, glass and wood details with radiant-heated marble floors, a mirrored vanity, a tub for two and an eight-jet steam shower, amongst other spacious amenities.
Each residence in the building was carefully designed to seem custom made for each homeowner and range from three and six bedroom condo residences to penthouses. Designed for families on the Upper East Side, the building is ideally positioned in best blocks of the Upper East Side and offers just 14 residences.
Services and amenities at 151 E 78 include a uniformed doorman, a porter, live-in resident manager, a gym and studio for workouts and personal training sessions, bike storage, and a lobby level that also has a connecting library and private garden, perfect for socializing or relaxing amongst elegant furnishings or lush vegetation.
Even the gym is harmonious with paneled walls filled with state of the art equipment from Cybex, TRX, and Star Trac and an adjacent private studio for yoga or personal training sessions.
The neighborhood feel of the surrounding area makes it seem more like a friendly small town rather than the heart of the big city. Nearby are a multitude of restaurants, eateries, bakeries, treat shops as well as bars, pubs, boutiques and department stores for shopping as well as plenty of museums and cultural attractions.
Prices range between $10.3 million and $27.5 million.