101 West 78th Street
Designed by Emile Gruwe and completed in 1886, 101 West 78th Street is a bold and distinctive landmark building located on the corner of 78th Street and Columbus Avenue, directly across the street from its architectural contemporary, the American Museum of Natural History. This turn-of-the-century treasure has been thoughtfully restored and thoroughly modernized to preserve the historical fabric of the building and create an elegant, modern boutique condominium for the 21st century. Stephen Sills, an Architectural Digest “AD 100” designer, has fashioned the building’s lobby, amenity spaces, and a collection of carefully conceived two-to-five-bedroom residences.
Apartment proportions in the building are grand, with large windows, up to ten and a half foot ceilings and gas fireplaces in some residences. Custom-made Smallbone of Devizes kitchens incorporate Stephen Sills-designed cabinetry in a white, hand-painted finish, accompanied with glass-fronted upper cabinets and antique brass hardware, an array of Miele appliances, and White-Carrara-honed-marble countertops with full-height slab backsplash. Solid oak herringbone floors grace the public rooms, with plank floors found in kitchens, bedrooms and corridors. Bathrooms feature sinks, fittings, and accessories from Waterworks and Stephen Sills custom-designed millwork.
101 West 78th Street is a full-service building with a 24-hour attended lobby. Amenities include a fitness center, children’s playroom and bicycle storage. Private storage spaces are also available for purchase.
21 units | 8 stories | Built in 1886
- Bike Room
- Children's Playroom
- Package Room
Three bedrooms: starting at $ 5,950,000
Four bedrooms: starting at $12,695,000
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