126 East 78th Street
Lexington & Park Ave Upper East Side
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- Approx. Sq. Ft.4,100
This classic five-story single family brownstone home is situated on one of the East Side's most admired tree-lined townhouse blocks between Park and Lexington Avenues. It is an historic and exceptional single-family residence located within the landmark-designated Upper East Side Historic District. 126 East 78th Street was built in 1866 and renovated in the 1920's when the top floor was added. There are five full floors plus full semi-finished basement totaling 11 rooms including: living room, dining room, library, 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, and a generous private landscaped backyard garden with large stone tiles. This very private and lovely garden is off the dining room and is perfect for entertaining or quiet respite.Living RoomThis historic home features many of the original elements: the Italianate façade is completely preserved and intact. The original winding staircase leads from the kitchen to the fourth floor and is complete with its elegant wood banister. There are original moldings throughout, which are particularly distinctive on the parlor floor and in the library. There are 5 original fireplaces. The entry foyer on the parlor floor showcases the original hardwood floors and large carved wood doors. The current owner raised a family here and lovingly cared for this home for over 45 years.
Upper East Side
Upper East, from 59th Street to 110th Street, from the East River to Fifth Avenue, with Sutton Place and Carnegie Hill as separate enclaves.
The Upper East Side historically exemplifies serious landmark-type apartments but remains a neighborhood where a co-op or condo can be found for everyone. Strict co-ops (some with incredible Central Park views) continue to prevail in the Upper East Side from Park to Fifth Avenues, but there are plenty of studios, one- and two-bedroom condos, and rentals on the Upper East Side as well. New luxury condo buildings include 20 East End Avenue, inspired by the pre-war architecture of the Upper East Side, and Citizen360 which is committed to sustainable building practices.