There are a few streets in New York City that are especially beautiful, sweet townhouse blocks. It is well known on the Upper East Side that 78th Street is one of the prettiest townhouse streets. On 78th between Lexington and third Avenues there is a row of Landmarked brick houses with white trim windows that is particularly charming and memorable. 159 East 78th is one of those houses, famous for their European/downtown look and feel, with long windows and lovely details and scale, as well as for the fact that they so rarely are available for sale. 159 East 78th has been meticulously maintained, including upgraded central air, and a new roof and multiple working fireplaces.
On the first floor of the house is a lovely entrance, an eat in kitchen with tree filled windows, a powder bath and a large dining room with working fireplace which opens to a beautifully planted garden. There are multiple gardens behind the row of houses, creating a real sense of green and tranquility.
The parlour floor, with three full length French doors across both sides, has been completely opened up to create a wonderful, spacious expanse with light and trees north and south, high ceilings and two working fireplaces. The space on the parlour floor feels both expansive and intimate, with cozy nooks within the larger room.
The third floor has a big south facing bedroom (currently used as an office) the full width of the house with its own bath and two lovely garden facing bedrooms that feel like a wonderful hotel somewhere in Europe.
The top floor is a romantic master suite with a private terrace, dressing room and large master bath. With rooftop and townhouse views, it is a completely private sanctuary.
The basement of the house has full ceiling height and is fitted out with a gym, a laundry, storage and a windowed room with a bath.