Set on the most beautiful block in Manhattan, the Penthouse at 78 Irving is a luxurious 4,420 square feet spread over two grand floors featuring four-bedrooms , five- and a half-bathrooms, and a private 955 square foot roof terrace complete with outdoor kitchen overlooking Gramercy Park. Brimming with elegance and gilded age charm, this truly is the crown jewel in this historic and much sought-after building. 78 Irving is a unique ground-up renovation where prewar style meets present-day amenities, such as a 24-hour doorman and keyed elevator access; in one of Manhattan's most cherished and coveted neighborhoods. Set on the corner of tree-lined Irving Place and block beautiful's 19th Street, this well iconic location provides residents with an overwhelming sense authenticity and integrity.
Upon entering the spectacular Penthouse upper floor from the keyed elevator you are greeted by a commanding curved oak staircase with custom burnished brass and oak railing and solid oak chevron wood flooring, which is carried throughout the residence. Featuring a formal living room complete with fireplace with custom walnut surround and Gramercy Park views, library, formal dining room, and expansive eat-in kitchen, this floor is designed for elegant soirees and intimate living.
This penthouse kitchen is truly the heart of the residence allowing for both functionally and entering with a spacious layout offering enough space for separate seating and dining areas. At the center of the room is the much sought-after La CornueFe stove. This hand-crafted masterpiece transforms the kitchen into a culinary work of art. Cream enamel and brass accents are matched by the custom-built hood and framed by stone and brass. The kitchen is custom-style cabinetry and white lacquer, Calacatta Tucci marble countertop and backslash and is equipped with a 36inch La Cornue CornuFe cooktop, 36inch Gaggenau refrigerator, 24inch Gaggenau microwave, 24inch Gaggenau and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher.
The penthouse lower level features four bedrooms including the private master suite, complete with two spectacular master baths and three walk-in closets. The en-suite master baths featuring Carrara Bella and pearl gray mosaic marble floors, Calacatta Michelangelo marble walls, custom vanities, Glasscrafters Deco style mirrored medicine cabinets, with a separate soaking tub and/or steam shower, Lefroy Brooks fixtures, and Toto Maris wall-hung dual flush toilets.
The private 955 square foot roof terrace is a private oasis with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, natural stone pavers, and a clear glass and stainless steel railing which offers uninterrupted views of the neighborhood's historic buildings, leafy trees and Gramercy Park. This rare outdoor space is perfect for relaxed afternoons and festive evening entertaining.
78 Irving stands proudly as part of the Gramercy Park Historic District; a neighborhood that retains a strong sense of literary nobility. From the outside, the entire facade has been restored: the metal cornice brightened, a stone medallion recast and reset, and new windows installed throughout. This stunning building helped coin the term "block beautiful". The architectural integrity offers a timeless and authentic contribution to the surrounding area. This is New York living with a genuine sense of place and history.
Listing Agent: Holly Parker
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 690 Washington
Office Phone: 212.352.3400
Updated: 20th July, 2017 10:45 AM.
78 Irving Pl New York, NY