Something-old, something-new 135 East 79th in the Upper East Side is doing pretty darn well for itself.
The traditionally crafted, new-construction project by The Brodsky Organization has 30 out of 32 units in contract. The hand-laid Indiana limestone and brick facade building, designed by William Sofield, was intensely inspired by prewar structures. Interiors are kitted out with solid herringbone patterned wood floors, bespoke millwork kitchens and closets, hand-cast hardware, slab stone and custom lighting. Occupancy is scheduled for Fall 2013.
Penthouse 15W was the top condo in contract last week, commanding $25 million for a five-bedroom measuring 5,086 square feet. The duplex has a private elevator entry, reception area with wet bar, living room with fireplace, two set-back private terraces and North/South/West exposures.
The one available unit, Penthouse 17E, is asking $20.35 million for a four-bedroom measuring 4,476 square feet. The master suite includes two en-suite baths, each with a private dressing room. Here’s the floorplan (we like that the bedrooms are called “chambers” — so authoritative!):