135 East 79th Street, PH17E
Commanding views, extensive owner upgrades and privacy characterize this almost 4,500 square foot penthouse duplex at the William Sofield-designed 135 East 79th Street white-glove condominium. A distinct pre-war sensibility has been expertly blended with modern-day conveniences and technology to create this one-of-a-kind home in the sky.Direct elevator entry opens into the private vestibule landing and jewel-box like foyer boasting a stunning ebonized-black wrought iron curved staircase, elegant windowed powder room, built-in wet bar and a large walk-in coat closet. Beyond, the 21-foot long custom wood-paneled living room with 10-foot ceilings is bathed in glorious sunlight via a sparkling southern view exposure of midtown Manhattan and beyond. The formal dining room, off the living room, features a fireplace and separate butler's pantry. The home's multiple entertaining spaces seamlessly flow from south to north and into the expansive media room, illuminated by a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a Juliette balcony with unobstructed views. Custom built-ins, including a clever "television mirror?, complete the room. The giant windowed eat-in kitchen offers bespoke hand-painted Christopher Peacock cabinetry, statuary stone slab counters with custom carved edges, oversized center island, Sub-Zero glass-front refrigerator, Wolf six-burner range, a Miele dishwasher and Kallista Jeton for Studio Sofield water fixtures. A fourth bedroom or staff room with full bath complete the floor.Upstairs, the sumptuous corner master bedroom is flooded with natural light from the south and east and offers two separate en-suite marble slab bathrooms, each with an impressive walk-in dressing room. Two additional spacious bedrooms, one with double exposure, feature an en-suite marble bath and walk-in closet. Gorgeous solid white oak wood floors throughout (with herringbone pattern in the public rooms), central air conditioning, an in-apartment laundry room with full-size machines and utility sink and a home automation system complete this truly remarkable penthouse.135 East 79th Street, constructed in 2012 by The Brodsky Organization, is comprised of just 31 homes and offers residents 24-hour doorman and concierge, landscaped private garden courtyard, fitness center with private training studio, residents' lounge with separate catering kitchen and a club/game room overlooking the garden.