Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, November 8, 2020 - Listings Shown: 2
112 East 78th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 189150
Price: $8,995,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 5,890
Sect: Upper East Side

This mint condition five-story townhouse is among a collection of elegant residences that distinguish this tree-lined block between Park and Lexington Avenues as one of the most beautiful on the Upper East Side. Just two blocks from Central Park it is also exceptionally accessible to many of Manhattan's finest shops, restaurants, and cultural institutions. With very high ceilings, expansive entertainment rooms, generous outdoor spaces, masterfully crafted interior finishes, and four fireplaces, it will steal your heart.

Exterior highlights of this move-in ready home include a freshly repointed brick facade, a landscaped garden that enjoys spectacular southern light, and two terraces. Meticulously renovated interiors are filled with light thanks to large windows, high ceilings, and skylights above the central staircase. The parlor floor offers a gracious setting for entertaining while the garden floor is ideal for relaxing and informal dining.

The full-floor master suite features two full bathrooms and a large dressing room overlooking the garden with extensive closet and storage space. Four additional bedrooms on the fourth and fifth floors provide flexibility for those who wish to create home offices, a home gym, or a children's playroom.


Brick facade fully repointed summer 2020
5,890 interior SF + 745 exterior SF
5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 powder room
Wrought iron entry gate
Elevator access to all floors, including basement
Central wood staircase with a stunning custom wrought iron and brass banister
Skylight above central staircase brings light from 5th to parlor floor
Temperature-controlled wine cellar with 1,000+ bottle capacity

LAYOUT: Garden Floor

Formal entry hall
Concealed powder room
Gourmet kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances
Casual open-plan den with dining area and gas fireplace opens to the garden
Office opens to the garden
600+ square foot landscaped south-facing garden with slate-paved seating areas and irrigation system

Parlor Floor

11'6" ceiling heights
Living room with a wood-burning fireplace and tall windows overlooking 78th Street
Formal Dining Room with a gas fireplace overlooks the garden
Windowed service / butler's kitchen overlooking the garden has a refrigerator, wine cooler, dishwasher, and extensive cabinets

Third Floor

Master Suite floor with 10'9" ceiling heights
Master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace and French doors opening to a northern terrace
Full bath off of central hallway
Dressing room with an island and extensive storage overlooking the garden
Beautifully appointed full bath overlooking the garden is accessible from the dressing room

Fourth Floor

Bedroom with north-facing windows
Full bath off of central hallway
Bedroom / office with custom built-ins opens to a screened planted terrace overlooking the garden

Fifth Floor

Bedroom with a skylight (presently a gym with a hair salon-style sink)
Full bath off of central hallway with a skylight
Laundry room off of central hallway
Bedroom (presently an office overlooking the garden
Full stairs to the roof


Laundry room
Extensive storage, including walk in cedar closet
Temperature-controlled wine cellar


Crestron audio/security system
Central zoned air-conditioning
Central vacuum system. Exclusive of BHS Brown Harris Stevens.
23 Eighth Avenue   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 211625
Price: $5,279,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 2,400
Nghbd: West Village
This 5 story, 20' x 30' classic Greek Revival West Village townhome located next door to the beautiful and well-loved Jane Street Garden, to which you have a key, offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths as well as a commercial storefront. Collect rent or convert to a single family, whatever suits your needs. Once the home of the renowned cooking school "A la Bonne Cocotte" and the acclaimed French cooking teacher Lydia Marshal, author of 6 cookbooks and a close friend to Julia Child (who was photographed in the kitchen). Much of the original detail remains, extremely wide plank flooring, exceptional tin ceilings, beautiful wooden framed windows with shutters, while the plumbing and electric were upgraded in 2012. Split unit air conditioning with heat pump was installed on the top 3 floors and the roof was replaced in 2017. The one working fireplace was relined in 2007 while the other 3 are decorative. A roof deck was added off of the master bedroom designed with the West Village and Jane Street Garden views in mind. The cellar is standing height, has a media room and plenty of storage.The garden level features the unique and original kitchen, dining room, and door to the very small backyard perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. The pantry doors are hand blown glass from the 1964 Belgium Pavilion at The World's Fair. A picture of Julia Child's hangs on the wall of the kitchen she once cooked in.The entry floor offers a full bathroom with a stained-glass window. Each landing on the original staircase features a large window letting in the western light. The spindles on the railing were all hand crafted on the premises by an artisan long ago.The parlor floor is an open floor thru living room with windows facing east and west allowing sun in throughout the day. The wide original plank flooring, original tin ceiling and molding, original shutters, 4 fireplaces, one working and three decorative make this a special room to entertain in or to just relax and enjoy being home. Also on this floor is a large windowed laundry room with a vintage door and vintage double sink.On the fourth floor there are 2 bedrooms resplendent with the same original details and a renovated windowed bathroom.The top floor is the master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, a renovated en suite windowed bath with imported French tiles and a claw foot tub. Sunny and bright with east and west exposures and French doors leading to your own private roof deck.The West Village is the most sought after neighborhood and the location is prime for retail. Chose to live with additional income or strictly for investment. Easy access to subways, shopping, restaurants, The Whitney Museum, The Highline Park and The Hudson River Park. Extremely low taxes and one of the most affordable house in the West Village make this the perfect place to call home. Exclusive of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
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