226 E 79TH ST, 1

Half Bath
Single Family Townhouse


Douglas Elliman
Douglas Elliman

RLS IDX Data display by Douglas Elliman.

Property Description

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
As a tri-plex main residence with three spacious floors of living space and a garden level unit for rental income?
Single-family residence with 4 levels of spectacular living space and a beautiful garden?
Or a development opportunity?
Many possibilities to explore and discover.
Whatever the version of love you have, this ON-ITS-WAY to be beautifully renovated townhome is ready for your vision and dream to come to life.

Early Spring Sunday brunch with 15 of your nearest and dearest.
With a slight chill in the air, the fireplace is a welcome addition to your festive Sunday affair. You scan the spacious living room, making sure everyone has a mimosa in hand and think, life is good; this house is good. And these ceilings are really tall. The caterer is set up in the chefs kitchen, making good use of the top-of-the-line range and fridge. The spread on the kitchen island is well beautiful. The French doors in the kitchen have been opened wide and the party begins to spill out onto the elevated terrace. The sun shines bright, and the landscaped yard is awash in greenery. Crocuses are popping up in your strategically placed planter boxes. Your passion for gardening has created a vision worthy of Monet.

Following Sunday morning, quiet and lightly raining
The NY Times magazine and the sports pages are sprawled across the sumptuous king-sized bed and the aroma from your early morning cup of coffee fills your senses from across the room. Grabbing the crossword puzzle you settle into the overstuffed chair, overlooking the yard that has been coming back to life. 7 across is impossible. Move on. Just then, the Jacuzzi jets turn on with their familiar whirring sound. Your weekend guest must have awoken. How nice for your visitors to have a fireplace in their room and their own ensuite bathroom. Bravo for that.
Time to get ready for your brunch reservation just around the corner at your favorite place. The gleaming hardwood flooring feels cool against your feet as you make your way over to that expansive dressing area you are putting to good use. Not those shoes; the black ones.

Following Friday afternoon Garden level
Originally part of the triplex above, this interior living space was cordoned off somewhere along the line to generate additional rental income. The zoning allows it, but you have been dreaming about an entertainment / media space combined with dining for a long time. Today is the day to review the plans and project with the interior designer, a special find from who else your broker. Highly recommended, they checked all the boxes and then some, to create a multi-use space for binge-watching tv, movie nights, fight-to-the-finish gaming, and your favorite hosting those that are near and dear. Huge sectional sofa, check. Gargantuan television, check. Computer and game stations, check. Dining table for thousands. Ok, but at least 15+, check.

Weeks later, Sunday morning
Spring has sprung and is in full swing. Say that ten times, fast. Planting and gardening are in your blood. You love it more than the NY Jets shhhh. We wont tell anyone. And heres the thing. This rear yard needed your touch when you first got here. It was fine but now it is fabulous. Its where everyone wants to be in the warm weather. Youve created the go to garden on the Upper East Side. Go ahead. Pat yourself on the back. Remember, life is good; this house is good; youre good. Enjoy.

Taxes are estimated.

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  • Interior
    4,412 Sq Ft.
  • Property Type
    Single Family Townhouse
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  • Washer Dryer Included
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