Grand Yorkville Apartment Offers Front-Row Seat To The East River

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Sunset in New York with views on the Skyline from the East River.

This grand apartment at 1 East End Avenue offers a coveted combination of classic pre-war details and panoramic views of the Yorkville waterfront.

Encompassing two levels in a full-service building dating to 1929, the residence features handsome wood floors, recessed ceilings trimmed with delicate molding and enough built-in bookshelves to satisfy even the most voracious of readers. Sweetening the offering is a private entrance, allowing for easy access to the adjacent riverfront.

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Built-in bookshelves and hardwood floors are among classic details found throughout the two-story apartment.

On the main floor ware living and dining rooms, a kitchen, a laundry room and bonus/staff quarters. Herringbone-patterned hardwood floors stand out in the living room, as does a fireplace with a dark surround. In the kitchen, blue-hued countertops pop against white brick walls and cabinetry.

A graceful curved staircase lined with slender balusters leads up to the second floor, where there are three bedrooms, each taking in views of the East River and Roosevelt Island. There are two additional fireplaces on the upper level including one in the primary bedrooms, which also incorporates a sitting area.

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Picture windows in the living room frame views of the East River waterfront. On the far wall is a fireplace.

Priced at $2.5 million, Maisonette 1C is listed with Harriet Kaufman of Warburg Realty, a founding member of Forbes Global Properties.

One of the more affordable areas on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Yorkville is a walkable, self-contained neighborhood situated between 79th Street and 96th Street, and from the East River to Third Avenue.

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Built-in bookshelves fill the far wall in the dining room.

In December, there were 53 transactions in the neighborhood resulting in a median sale price of $891,607, a 7.7% increase from the previous year, according to UrbanDigs. Of those transactions, 6.3% sold for over the asking price while the median discount was 7%.

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Blue-hued countertops create visual interest in the kitchen, which features exposed brickwork and a wealth of cabinetry.

In December, contracts increased 52.8% year-over-year, up to 55, though the number of deals inked month-over-month saw no change. The median price per square foot in December was $1,078, down 10.8% year-over-year.

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Each of the three bedrooms has a view of the East River.

Although supply in January was down about 8.8% from December, the 333 active listings represent a 15.6% increase year-over-year. The number of pending sales also points to signs of an area reinvigorating; as of this week, there are 183 listings in contract, a roughly 103% increase from the same month last year.


Neal is the Chief Content Officer at Forbes Global Properties. A content strategist with more than a decade of experience in the sports, entertainment and real estate spaces he previously launched a sports real estate column and chronicled L.A.’s biggest home sales for the Los Angeles Times' award-winning “Hot Property” section.

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