A Perfect Home Entering some townhouses feels like coming home - extraordinarily comfortable, lovely light, just the right amount of room and in a lovely location. 259 East 78th Street is just that. Situated on a picturesque tree-lined townhouse block in the heart of the Upper East Side, it is in one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods.
From the parlor level of this approximately 2766sf townhouse, a double entry leads to a sitting room facing south onto East 78th Street, currently an office with fireplace, while the entry hall proceeds forward to a coat closet, the center stair, and a grand north-facing living room with fireplace that overlooks the elegant, spacious rear garden.
The garden level includes a separate entry from the street below the stoop which leads directly to the open eat-in kitchen while an inviting den faces north opening directly onto the 50-foot-deep rear garden.
On the third floor there are two graciously proportioned bedrooms each with large closets and fireplaces, that share a full bath. The fourth and top floor of this townhouse features the master bedroom which enjoys beamed ceilings, a fireplace, tree-line views, and extraordinary southern light throughout the day. The fourth bedroom at the north end of this floor is currently used as an office, while a large skylight floods the center stair with sunlight.
The basement level includes the mechanicals and laundry room, as well as a staff bedroom with full bath and a private stair leading to the rear garden.
This carefully maintained home with central air, an AV system, new windows and renovated bathrooms provides every comfort of today yet with the charm and character of the past. Without doubt, a perfect home.