Called "a big, bold symphony in reds" by the AIA Guide to New York with one of the most elegant facades on the Upper West Side, 101 West 78th Street was recently restored to it original grandeur and reimagined for contemporary living by "AD 100" designer Sills – known for the St. Regis Hotel, private residences at the Apthorp and Baccarat, and his own estate, which Karl Lagerfeld said is "the chicest home in America."
Among the few opportunities to live in this magnificent building is a five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom dream home that's listed for $11.45M. This home is sprawling, with 4,820 square feet of living spaces and a classic layout featuring a grand living room with 11-foot ceilings, separate dining room, foyer and a super luxe eat-in kitchen.
The interior finishes are absolutely stunning. Like the park-view kitchen with custom-made Smallbone of Devizes cabinetry with a hand painted finish, six burner Miele range with separate Miele refrigerator and freezer. The kitchen is finished with White- Carrara-honed- marble countertops with full height slab backsplash. The elegant master bathroom showcases south-facing townhouse views, radiant heat Snow White marble slab flooring, Snow White marble slab walls and counter, oversized Kaldewei tub, Waterworks fixtures, custom designed and custom Stephen Sills-designed cabinetry.
The building – which also has full-service amenities, like a children's playroom and a fitness center – is attracting buyers who want UWS pre-war glamour, but with modern conveniences. Private storage is also available for purchase.