20 East End Avenue, designed by renowned architect, Robert A. M. Stern (famous for 15 Central Park West, 520 Park and 220 Central Park South), is one of the most elegant new developments in Manhattan. The Upper East Side condo building will feature only 43 units, mostly larger, stately apartments (including two townhomes with separate entrances) with some of the best finishes we have seen in Manhattan.
The attention to detail of the interiors makes this building standout in comparison to many of its competitors. Ceiling heights are 11 feet in principal rooms, something you can never find in a renovation of an old building. The entry galleries and select living spaces at 20 East End Avenue have herringbone white oak flooring stained in a dark walnut hue. Custom designed baseboards, ceiling moldings, and solid wood doors, emphasize the richness of the interiors. Select residences feature either gas or wood burning fireplaces. One of the most interesting aspects of the interiors, are the kitchens, which are quite gorgeous. They feature custom wood cabinetry, Brazilian granite countertops, and all the appliances are Gaggenau. Master baths are covered in Caldia Classico marble slabs and feature custom glass vanity encased in a nickel frame and Wi-Fi enabled heated floors.
The building exterior is covered in the architect’s signature Indiana limestone and dotted with bay windows, Juliet balconies, and setback terraces. A porte-cochère and motor court entrance on 80th Street, trellised garden pavilion, limestone wall fountain, and octagonal lobby provide touches of elegance. While 20 East End Avenue has a small footprint, there are quite a few amenities, including a library, fitness center and sauna, billiards and game room, wine cellar with private dining area, and children’s game room.
East End Avenue is a true residential enclave in the Upper East Side, full of neighboring parks and the country’s best private and public schools (i.e., Chapin School, Brearly School, Lycee Francais De New York, major draws for the neighborhood. Carl Shultz Park, home to Gracie Mansion, features a playground, hockey rink, large and small dog runs, and sculpted gardens is only a few blocks away. In addition, steps away is the East River Esplanade.
20 East End Avenue is being developed by the Corigan Real Estate Group (developer of The Element, Sugar Lofts and Crosby Lofts to name a few). The project is being exclusively marketed by Corcoran Sunshine.
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