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east 79 th street artfully combines the authentic craftsmanship of its Upper East Side neighbors with a thoughtful understanding of modern luxury living.


hese large-scale residences feature grand room dimensions, generous amenities and services, and all are detailed with decidedly sophisticated finishes. Many residences have outdoor space. The Brodsky Organization has given celebrated designer William Sofield complete freedom to achieve levels of quality unseen in new construction in generations. Carved stone, custom-pigmented hand-laid brick, handcast ironwork, and oversized, fully customized window systems create a faรงade that will rank among the finest in New York. Inside are layers of rich details usually associated with custom build-outs: solid herringbone patterned wood floors, bespoke millwork kitchens and closets, hand-cast hardware, slab stone, custom lighting, and solid wood moldings, door and crown trim details. This is a building worthy of its address, of its city, of those who will call it home.

Building exterior Reviving a standard set in the heyday of New York apartment construction, 135 East 79 features a façade of hand-laid Indiana limestone and brick.

Entrance Flanking the arched glass entrance are matching medieval-inspired espaliered “pear tree” sculptures conceived and hand-modeled by William Sofield. Window grilles at the street level are antiques made by the firm that fabricated the gates for Buckingham Palace, one bearing a peacock, the other an owl.

the lobby


combination of European antiques, custom installations, and original, hand-rendered craftwork by William Sofield distinguish the lobby interior as wholly unique in New York City. ...


he scale is human, and details such as the antique case clock, sconces, and tapestries are not overwhelmed by the space. The double-height barrel-vaulted lobby is home to a pair of vintage gilded bronze chandeliers fabricated in Paris and custom-wired for use here. A matching concierge desk and console in mahogany with Breche Violette stone tops modeled to match an antique set from Shirburn Castle in Oxfordshire were custom fabricated in England. There is a romance in the detailing. The serpentine-backed 18th century sofa, for example, is upholstered in the same green mohair found at La Scala in Milan. the experience of artisanal luxury continues in the elevator interior design. The cab interior was created in a proprietary liquid metal finish, and features a floral motif layered up by hand through subtle gradations of metal tones.

residence entry


he elevator opens into a private foyer that can be furnished as desired. The apartment entry door is finished in deep black lacquer with painted wood frame and flanked by seeded glass sidelites. Matching the lobby, the entry floor is a custom-designed mix of Wallace Creek and Silver Travertine stone.

Elevator landing



he sense of detail and craft present in the exterior is visible everywhere in the residential spaces. No compromise was permitted in the design, from the custom casings for passageways, doors and windows, to the oak frame millwork closets.

Maisonettes Each of the two-level maisonettes open onto approximately 1000 square feet of private landscaped gardens with flagstone pavings. The interior stairs feature a signature hand rail supported by metal baluster.

Great room The understated luxe of the main entertaining spaces is richly detailed by rift and quartered solid white oak flooring in a herringbone pattern. A custom cove profile joins wall to ceiling; the doors and window casings are one-of-a-kind. Hand-cast Nanz hardware is fitted to the doors. The good bones provided by all these elements, and the scale and rectangular dimensions of the spaces, offer great flexibility for furnishing.

Stair halls Curved stairs joining the lower and upper levels of the duplexes feature American white oak treads, a stained white oak handrail, and metal baluster custom cast specifically for 135 East 79th.

Kitchens Thoughtfully planned through a variety of floor plans, each large-scale kitchen is fitted with white oak cabinetry in a painted finish by Christopher Peacock, with glass fronts revealing a white oak interior. The cabinets will be painted by hand on-site in the purchaser’s choice of three colors. Counters are high-honed statuary stone slab with custom-sculpted edges and matching backsplash. Polished nickel Kallista Jeton faucets designed by William Sofield for 135 East 79th add a bespoke detail to the Kallista Soltiere sink. Sub-Zero refrigerators and Wolf ranges are featured in every kitchen.

Master baths High-honed Bleu de Savoie marble is the dominant theme of the master baths, from the slab floor and carved-cap wainscoting to the door surrounds. It is also featured as the deck for the Kallista Perfect large soaking tub and the floor of the enclosed shower. The vanity is custom millworked with glass pulls; the sinks are Kallista Jeton doubles with faucets created by William Sofield. Ceiling and sconce lighting are unique to 135 East 79th.


thoughtful and well-designed amenities make 135 East 79th supremely livable as well as beautiful. These include: full-time doorman; concierge service; porters, and live-in building manager landscaped private garden courtyard featuring double-height grand arch with trellis over antiqued mirrored surface, antique Bourgogne stone planter, and custom limestone benches fitness center facing the garden with private training/yoga room residents' lounge with fireplace, garden view, and custom and antique furnishings; separate catering kitchen family club room facing garden residences pre-wired for Verizon fios and Time Warner Private garden and lounge

bicycle storage private storage included with purchase large private wine cellars available for purchase

Residents' lounge

the designer


illiam sofield is considered one of the most thoughtful talents of his generation. A rigorous Modernist, Sofield believes in the credo that design must live as well as it looks. His work is defined not by a particular style, but by a holistic approach to design that addresses the requirements of living and where luxury emanates from fidelity to craft. Materials and architectural details take their cue from the context of the project at hand with careful consideration for function and a client’s individual personality and needs. His furniture and product designs are imbued with a sophisticated respect for materiality and a concern for how a design should improve with use and age to become an object of legacy. Mr. Sofield has been described by Interior Design magazine as a ‘choreographer’ of spaces. In 1983, Mr. Sofield received his degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University, following an academic focus on Art History and European Cultural Studies. He is the recipient of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design for 2010 and is a regular fixture on Architectural Digest’s ad100. He founded Studio Sofield with the express goal of integrating multiple design disciplines. His body of work encompasses residential, retail, hospitality, landscape design, product design and premiere commercial projects with clients as varied as Tom Ford and Harry Winston.

William Sofield

the developer


he brodsky organization is a family-run developer, owner, and manager of Manhattan properties whose experience spans three generations and over half a century. Its focus has been luxury condominium residences and rentals, as well as commercial, mixed-use, and retail spaces. With roots in desirable neighborhoods from historic Chelsea and Greenwich Village to the Upper East and Upper West Sides, the company has spearheaded a wide range of projects, encompassing newly developed buildings and pre-war classic renovations. Currently, more than 7,000 apartments in 76 buildings have been developed by The Brodsky Organization. As its portfolio of properties grows, The Brodsky Organization continues to be a name trusted for professional integrity, attention to detail, and a strong sense of community.

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