The Empire, 188 E 78TH ST, 24B

Partial Bath


Jason Walker
Jason Walker
  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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Spectacular, newly-renovated 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom apartment at the coveted Empire condominium in the Upper East Side! Enjoy expansive, impeccably-designed 2,874 sq ft interiors and breathtaking Central Park and cityscape views from this stunning home perched high on the building's 24th floor. Airy 9'6" ceilings, rich hardwood floors, huge picture windows on 4 exposures, 3 lovely balconies, and the finest details and finishes throughout elevate the luxury lifestyle.

A gracious entry foyer with cove lighting introduces the elegance and sits conveniently at the center of the living and sleeping quarters. The exceptional entertaining area sweeps across the large living room with decorative columns, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and balcony with skyline views, to the open-concept corner dining room with custom cabinetry and river vistas. Adjoining is an office/library/5th bedroom with a built-in desk and full en-suite bath, separated by pocket doors, which can further extend the space for grand entertaining.

The top-of-the-line chef's kitchen, renovated to perfection, is well-appointed featuring oak cabinetry with frosted fronts and under-counter lighting, a custom mirrored tile backsplash, custom wallpaper on walls and ceiling, and bay-windowed breakfast nook with banquette seating. Enhancing the culinary experience is a suite of premium Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances.

Down the gallery hall awaits a coat closet, vented washer-dryer, and half bath with a floor-to-ceiling mirror and round vessel sink. Beyond are 4 additional spacious bedrooms with ample closets, upscale carpeting, and en-suite marble baths. Two bedrooms access 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, clad in Carerra marble from floor to ceiling, pampers with double vanities, mirror-mounted faucets, glass cloth wallpaper, and an enormous steam shower with 2 rainfall heads.

With only 2 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. Here you'll find extensive amenities including a resident lounge, business center, newly renovated gym with Peloton bikes, children's playroom, and multilevel furnished outdoor garden and lounge. Also available to purchase separately are an extra-large parking space without monthly charges and a storage unit. Please inquire for more details. Located in 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, the address is truly unparalleled.

Please Note: 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.
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