Experience the ultimate luxury lifestyle in this spectacular, newly-renovated 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom apartment located in the highly-coveted Empire condominium in the Upper East Side. Perched high on the building’s 24th floor, this stunning home boasts expansive, impeccably-designed interiors spanning 2,874 sqft, with breathtaking views of Central Park and the cityscape.
From the moment you step inside, you’ll be greeted by airy 9’6″ ceilings, rich hardwood floors, and huge picture windows on four exposures, creating a bright and open atmosphere. The apartment features three lovely balconies that offer skyline views, and the finest details and finishes throughout, elevating the luxury experience.
The elegant entry foyer is the perfect introduction to the living and sleeping quarters and sits conveniently at the center of the apartment. The exceptional entertaining area includes a large living room with decorative columns, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and a balcony with stunning skyline views. The open-concept corner dining room boasts custom cabinetry and river vistas, while the adjoining office/library/5th bedroom features a built-in desk and full en-suite bath, separated by pocket doors, which can be opened up to extend the space for grand entertaining.
The top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen has been renovated to perfection and features oak cabinetry with frosted fronts and under-counter lighting, a custom mirrored tile backsplash, custom wallpaper on walls and ceiling, and a bay-windowed breakfast nook with banquette seating. The suite of premium Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances elevates the culinary experience.
As you move down the gallery hall, you’ll find a coat closet, vented washer-dryer, and a half bath with a floor-to-ceiling mirror and round vessel sink. Beyond this space are four additional spacious bedrooms with ample closets, upscale carpeting, and en-suite marble baths. Two of the bedrooms offer private balconies, including the generous corner primary bedroom overlooking the Manhattan skyline with peeks of Central Park, and a massive walk-in closet. The fabulous spa bath is clad in Carerra marble from floor to ceiling and pampers with double vanities, mirror-mounted faucets, glass cloth wallpaper, and an enormous steam shower with two rainfall heads.
With only two units on your floor, you’ll enjoy the ultimate private living. The 32-story Empire Condominium at 188 East 78th Street is a sought-after full-service condominium with a gorgeous attended lobby marked by mahogany finishes and a striking marble/gilded iron turned staircase leading to the mezzanine level. The building offers extensive amenities, including a resident lounge, business center, newly renovated gym with Peloton bikes, a children’s playroom, and a multilevel furnished outdoor garden and lounge. An extra-large parking space without monthly charges and a storage unit are also available for purchase separately.
Located in the prime Upper East Side, close to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fine restaurants, designer shopping, the 6 and Q subway lines, and a wealth of other conveniences, this address is truly unparalleled.
Please note that the common charges advertised reflect a 5-year $4,000 monthly rebate offered by the seller as a concession to be settled at closing. Please contact us for more details.