East 80th Street
133 E. 80th Street, 10/11A
UPPER EAST SIDE
Timeless elegance meets refreshing modernity at this dashing duplex, spanning two floors and 14 into 11 rooms.
FOR SALE | 5 BEDS | 5 FULL BATHS | 2 POWDER ROOMS | CO-OP
Corbusier once compared the necessity of space, light, and order as essential as sleep and nourishment. This sprawling corner residence checks all the boxes, and does it with the foremost sophistication.
10/11A is the largest residence at 133 East 80th Street and has been completely reinvigorated by a no-expenses-spared remodel: Mary Burnham of MBB Architects partnered with interior designer Rachel Laxer, with Silver Lining’s Josh Wiener overseeing construction. The result has preserved the home’s exquisite period details while contextualizing them in present-tense, layering in new mechanicals, electrical, plumbing, and a Savant Pro Home Technology system, enabling control of the entire apartment via mobile device or any of the iPads found throughout.
The provenance of this home—and its building—can’t be understated. 133 is an enduring opus of Rosario Candela, the Italian-born architect whose sensibilities defined the classic pre-war streetscape of the Upper East Side. A name brand by the 1920s, Candela helped champion the duplex as a noble successor to the Fifth Avenue mansion, taking their grand proportions skyward while introducing now-iconic conventions like terraced setbacks. From its gothic masonry facade to rooftop battlements and gargoyles, 133 is firmly in the ranks of Manhattan’s most iconic residential structures. It’s no wonder this storied cooperative was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Offering five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two powder rooms, and exposures in all directions, there isn’t a grander residence to be found here. The recent overhaul has brilliantly synthesized old with new. New rift quarter-sawn white oak floors augment their original oak predecessors, all of which have been meticulously restored. Ceilings soar up to 10-foot-8. Resplendent millwork, plaster moldings, and E.R. Butler & Co. hardware—all bespoke—accent the home with rich detail. In the corner library, original wood paneling, as well as the Tudor-style molded plaster ceiling and frieze, have been returned to their vintage grandeur. This entrancing space also boasts one of two functional wood-burning fireplace; the other lies in the living room.
It all starts with a grand entrance: A 31-foot-long gallery, revealing the sleek eat-in kitchen on one corner and a handsome library on the other—between them a sun-drenched living room and formal dining room. The latter has been reconfigured as an entertainer’s dream, with a built-in banquette and pocket doors to partition it from the kitchen. And speaking of it, it’s a sight to behold: Walker Zanger quartzite countertops, custom Bulthaup cabinets, and appliances by Gaggenau, Miele, and Subzero make it a marvel in form and function. (Did we mention the double dishwashers?). Also off the gallery is a generously-sized mudroom, outfitted with custom wooden built-ins for storage, a powder room, and a balcony. It additionally provides access to the back stairs, which lands conveniently near the absolutely giant laundry room.
A grand curved staircase carries up to the bedrooms. Two comprise the primary suite, sporting four south and west-facing windows in the sleeping quarters, a lavish custom dressing room, and a sumptuous windowed bathroom showcasing Calcutta Oro and Thassos marble. Thassos and Etruscan Fossil are found in the three additional suites—all oversized—and there’s a fifth bedroom with a hallway bath by the back stairs.
A Savant Pro system lets you control the entire home from your phone.
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BY INHABIT EDITORS