A Grandiose apartment in a 35ft wide Mansion rarely available is now on the market. This palatial condo elevatored apartment on one of the most exclusive blocks in NYC is the perfect pied a Terre, primary residence or an investment opportunity. This lavish duplex and loft-like hideaway is flooded with light pouring in from large windows. Entertain in this historic home with the finest of limestone detail. This three-bedroom condominium features 11 feet ceilings. On the fourth floor, the dramatic Great Room is lined with oversized west-facing windows that offer incredible light and a wood-burning fireplace. The corner master suite includes an oversized bathroom, walk-in closet, and extensive additional storage. On the fifth floor, a chef's kitchen opens to a dining area with a second fireplace. A full bath is beautifully fitted to also serve as a powder room and an additional two bedrooms. There are hardwood floors and pearwood cabinetry, with artful provision for storage at every juncture. The overall feeling is one of space and splendor, yet with complete privacy. The former Duke Mansion just to the west provides a lovely but low balustrade view and affords vistas of Central Park
3 East 78th Street, designed by Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert (1861-1952), was erected circa 1899 for Edmund C. Converse during the same period that Gilbert designed the nearby Isaac Fletcher House at East 79 Street and Fifth Avenue, now the Ukrainian Institute. Gilbert was also the architect for the Felix Warburg Mansion, now the Jewish Museum, and the Otto Kahn palazzo, now the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Located in one of the most prestigious locations on the Upper East Side, across from Central Park and near The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this limestone French Gothic confection is six stories high and frosted in lacy carvings, finials, and Gothic fantasy. In 1964, 3 East 78th Street was converted from a private residence to a Condo.