Situated between Fifth and Madison Avenue, in a premier prewar cooperative, this magnificent Harry Heissmann designed 6-room residence features grandly scaled rooms with high ceilings, impeccable architectural details and lovely city views. Accessed via a private elevator landing, the stately gallery features custom designed Paris Ceramics limestone floors and a custom handpainted Gracie Grisaille wallpaper depicting a tropical landscape, with an oversized coat closet. The gallery opens to a large South facing living room anchored by a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by an antique French Breccia di Lepre mantelpiece and boasting beautiful Venetian plaster walls. The expansive Library features a faux...burlwood glaze on the custom woodwork and walls, framed by a ceiling covered in tasteful old-fashion map wallpaper. South and East oversized windows and beautiful proportions are present in every entertaining room. A discreetly positioned full bathroom with a stunning hammered copper sink and a bright North-facing bedroom/study completes the entertainment wing of the home. Invisible in-ceiling Sonos audio speakers are installed throughout the entertaining areas. Conveniently adjacent to the gallery and library is the gourmet eat-in windowed kitchen, which features an island/breakfast bar for 4, in addition to the large and comfortable built-in banquette and table which can easily accommodate 8. The kitchen enjoys wonderful sunlight, and has two sinks, a 6-burner custom Viking stove with a beautiful Verre Eglomise backsplash depicting an Art Deco golf scene, a doublewide Subzero refrigerator/freezer, a Viking dishwasher, two under counter refrigerated drawers, a microwave and a warming drawer. The brilliantly designed space has extra-thick marbled countertops, and abundant storage throughout. The kitchen area also includes a hidden Miele washer and dryer and a large closet for additional storage. The Southeast wing of the home consists of a grand main corner suite and a large second en-suite bedroom. The generous South and East facing main suite has three oversized window and enjoys a beautiful corner view down Madison Avenue. There is a custom built walk-in closet and second large closet. The adjacent marble clad bathroom with a large South-facing window. features radiant floors, a steam shower with anti-fog mirror and a spacious vanity. The large second bedroom is bright and cheery and has a beautiful en-suite bathroom with a large window and radiant floors. It is gracious and square with a lovely Eastern exposure and custom bookshelves. The 31 East 79th Street building is located in Upper East Side between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. This 15-story elevator building has 19 residential units and was built in 1925. It features a bike room, private storage, and a full-time doorman. The building allows pets, pieds-a-terre and washer/dryers. Residents enjoy the highest level of privacy, security and service. There is a 1.5% flip tax payable by the purchaser.
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