109 East 79, designed by Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners, is a residential condominium that captures the very essence of The Upper East Side: confident, elegant, and replete with dramatic volumes and exquisite detailing. Offering a limited collection of residences designed for living in the grandest sense, 109 East 79 effortlessly captures the beauty, energy, and romance of this celebrated neighbourhood.
109 East 79’s high ceilings and substantial casement windows create a strongly articulated facade with a direct connection to Park Avenue’s grand residential buildings of a century ago. Composed of limestone and hand-laid Roman brick in complementary shades, the facade is a celebration of both the beauty of nature and the skill of the craftsman. A double-height entrance, featuring an expressionist art glass window by artist Mig Perkins, and a sumptuous lobby with soaring walls of Italian travertine, are simultaneously impressive and understated.
109 East 79 showcases the talents of an array of artists and artisans, sculpting and working with a wealth of exquisite materials. A striking expressionist glass mural, designed by Mig Perkins and handmade in UrbanGlass’s’ studio in Brooklyn, sets the tone for a building where every facet has been considered. Decorative metalwork, designed and fabricated by New York-based Workspace11, is carefully fashioned into elegant staircase rails and intricate door handles. Custom fiberglass elements dipped in bronze by Amaral Custom Fabrications, a renowned art fabricator in Rhode Island, form the centerpiece of Mig Perkins’ water wall in the Lobby Garden.
The interior floor plans were devised long before the building’s exterior took shape—with soaring ceiling heights, flexible, gallery-like spaces, and an edited approach to embellishment. The exquisite attention to detail is clear from first arrival, with the entrances to all half- and full-floor residences featuring a private vestibule with a custom steel and Bendheim art glass privacy door and wire-brushed European white oak paneling recalling the interiors of the early 20th-century French designer Jean-Michel Frank.
Elegant rooms flow seamlessly into each other, emphasizing the feeling of light and space; step-down living rooms in select residences offer engaging sightlines and a discreet delineation between living and dining. Dramatic large-scale casement windows bathe interiors in soft, luminous daylight, providing spaces for thought and reflection. The light-filled kitchens are a delightful place to prepare, cook, and entertain. Hand-painted custom Italian cabinetry is offset by polished nickel trim and wire brushed rift cut white oak feature walls to create a warm focal point. Countertops and backsplashes feature slabs of honed Imperial Danby marble while custom stainless steel islands are finished with Nordic Gray marble slabs.
Appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele with Dornbracht fittings in polished nickel complete these generously-proportioned spaces.In primary bathrooms, the natural elegance of Olympic Danby marble brings an air of refinement and relaxation to the start and end of each day. Custom vanities and fluted glass shower enclosures show a subtle Art Deco influence while freestanding tubs in select residences add a modern sense of luxurious indulgence; cool gray tones of Maya quartzite bring a rich glamour to powder rooms.
A limited collection of full-floor residences, The Penthouses at 109 East 79 showcase a marriage of expert design and exquisite detailing. Offering expansive full-floor layouts, soaring ceiling heights, dramatic spans of casement-style windows, and a variety of private outdoor spaces of varying scales, each Penthouse has been meticulously designed by Steven Harris Architects to reflect an unmatched attention to proportion and finish. Breathtaking views of iconic New York City landmarks provide a cinematic backdrop from every vantage.
Spanning two floors, The Townhouse at 109 East 79 is a one-of-a-kind residence that exudes elegance. With its verdant private garden, featuring an outdoor fireplace and carefully selected plantings by David Kelly, The Townhouse offers indoor/outdoor living at a scale rarely seen on the Upper East Side. A lofty living and dining room and a separate upstairs bedroom wing complete this grand home.
109 East 79 lies at the heart of the Upper East Side, just off Park Avenue, with the city’s finest retail flagships, culinary destinations, hotels, and cultural institutions within easy reach. Two blocks away is the expanse of Museum Mile including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum with The Frick Collection just to the south. The timeless Italian cuisine of Sant Ambroeus and Via Quadronno, French brasserie Orsay, The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and world-famous Daniel by Daniel Boulud offer haute cuisine to neighbourhood residents.
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