This beautiful townhouse, located on ManhattanÂ’s Upper East Side, long one of New YorkÂ’s premier neighborhoods, is steps away from museums, elegant stores, five-star restaurants, and the cityÂ’s best private schools. Built in 1882 in Queen Anne style by the world-famous architect Anson Squires of Squires & Woolley, this five-story building on 79th Street between Park and Madison Avenues is close to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the best shopping in the world. This 19-foot-wide townhouse offers the discerning buyer a range of opportunities, either as a magnificent one-family home, a rental property with a substantial ownerÂ’s unit, or a condo with five or six individual units.
The building has 6,500 interior square feet (not including the cellar level) and based on an architectÂ’s study enough remaining FARs to add approximately 2,500 more square feet. A zoning analysis is available upon request.
The property consists of 6 residential apartments in addition to 3 professional offices. Most of the units have 3- to 4-month vacate clauses. The building can either be delivered vacant or with tenants.
With high ceilings and abundant character, the building exudes old-world charm. A unique attribute of the building is that each floor has its own private outdoor space: the entry-level floor has a garden; the second, third and fourth floors have terraces; and the fifth floor has a roof deck. Outdoor space commands a premium in New York City, and this building has it in spades.
East 79th Street is a beautiful block with embassies, consulates, the Society Library and even an ex-Mayor in residence. We would be pleased to offer you a tour of 68 E. 79th Street at your convenience.