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By W. A. Muller

Originally built as three separate artist’s studios in the early 1900’s, this dramatic triplex maisonette feels like living in a 30 foot wide townhouse, with all the benefits of having a full-time doorman. The entire home is embellished with intricate finishes including a beautiful paneled living room, family room, and master bedroom complete with wood-burning fireplaces. Each room boasts 13 ft. ceilings. The gracious floorplan offers four bedrooms and four and-a-half baths. The apartment also has a huge state-of-the-kitchen, 350 sf lovely outdoor garden space, and separate office and laundry rooms.170-East-78th_1-620x413

A private street level entrance provides an elegant escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with patterned marble flooring and a grand staircase featuring wrought iron and brass railings. The articulated beamed patterned ceiling echoes the building’s pre-war roots and the main dining area is the perfect size for both intimate gatherings and large scale entertaining.

The piece de resistance on the second floor is the spacious living room and an equally impressive family room, each over 450 square feet and with their own fireplace; the three bedrooms nestled in between each, feature their own full bathroom and two of them also have a small private study.

The multi-level master suite on the third floor is secluded from the rest of the home, and is grander than most luxury Manhattan apartments! Two huge windows fill the space with light while the large bathroom with “his and hers” sinks, walk-in closet, generous study, and 350-square-foot dressing area and stunning fireplace make this a luxurious spot to unwind away from the rest of the house.

Located on the Upper East Side, this rare New York apartment is in close proximity to a number of quaint shops and restaurants, Lennox Hill hospital, Museum Mile, Central Park and the East River. A variety of Public transportation options, including the 6 subway line, are just a few blocks away.

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This is a unique opportunity to create your own multi-level home with all the modern convenience of a full-service building in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most coveted neighborhoods. The history, privacy, and size offer a luxurious lifestyle coupled with charm and provenance that is rarely seen in today’s market.

Stribling’s Melissa Ryan Kaiser and Laurie Silverman Diamond have the listing.

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