A 4,500-sq-ft 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.

  • Name:

    135 East 79th Street #PH17E

  • List Price:

    $20 Million

Community Highlights

  • Two avenues away from luxury shopping on Madison Avenue featuring brands such as Christian Louboutin and Vera Wang
  • Enjoy fine dining from some of the best restaurants in the city such as Daniel, Sushi Gari, Vaucluse, and Café Boulud
  • Enjoy treats from Ladurée and La Maison du Chocolat
  • Short walk to 5th Avenue, Central Park and the Museum Mile
  • Close proximity to the 4/5/6/Q/R trains

Property Overview

  • Penthouse Duplex with a fireplace and Juliette balcony
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full Bathrooms / 1 Half Bath
  • Approximately 4,476 Square Feet
  • Monthly Maintenance/CC: $8,081
  • Monthly Real Estate Tax: $5,768

This distinct pre-war sensibility has been expertly blended with modern-day conveniences and technology

Design & Construction Features

  • Stunning ebonized-black wrought iron curved staircase
  • 21-foot-long custom wood-paneled living room with 10' ceilings
  • Windowed eat-in kitchen ft. bespoke hand-painted Christopher Peacock cabinetry, statuary stone slab counters, Sub-Zero glass-front refrigerator, Wolf six-burner range and a Miele dishwasher
  • Solid white oak wood floors throughout (with herringbone pattern in the public rooms)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Home automation system

Residential Highlights

  • 135 East 79th Street is a William Sofield-designed white-glove condominium
  • Constructed in 2012 by The Brodsky Organization
  • Comprised of just 31 homes
  • 24-hour doorman and concierge
  • Landscaped private garden courtyard
  • Fitness center with private training studio
  • Residents' lounge with separate catering kitchen
  • Club/game room overlooking the garden