177 East 78th Street

Upper East Side

$7,995,000
Price
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,995 Sq. Ft.
$2,669 / Sq. Ft.
2,995
Sq. Ft.
$2,669
per Sq. Ft.

Description

Own a piece of history! This rare and never before listed house at 177 East 78 Street, is a magnificent 4 story red brick townhouse with a finished basement and an elevator servicing the entire home. Built circa 1899, this stately home is contiguous to its sister house, 175 East 78 Street. Located on a beautiful tree-lined block, 177 East 78 Street was first inhabited in 1871 by hardware merchant Augustus T Chur, at the end of the Civil War. The wealthy widow Mrs. Mary Sheehan , lived in the single...Own a piece of history! This rare and never before listed house at 177 East 78 Street, is a magnificent 4 story red brick townhouse with a finished basement and an elevator servicing the entire home. Built circa 1899, this stately home is contiguous to its sister house, 175 East 78 Street. Located on a beautiful tree-lined block, 177 East 78 Street was first inhabited in 1871 by hardware merchant Augustus T Chur, at the end of the Civil War. The wealthy widow Mrs. Mary Sheehan , lived in the single house for a number of years until the real estate firm Lowenfeld & Prager purchased both 177 and 175 East 78 Street in 1902. Miraculously, the two homes have remained bonded under single-ownership ever since. It should be noted that in September of 1946, the two buildings became home to the great American author and Nobel Prize winner, John Steinbeck. Together with his wife, they lived and owned both homes until 1948. Most recently, the houses have been owned by the same family for over 55 years.
177 East 78 Street is 18’ wide and has been completely renovated from top to bottom. Elegantly set off the street, the stately home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a beautifully landscaped backyard, 2 wood burning fireplaces, split AC system, hardwood floors, finished basements. The first floor features a formal entryway with a spacious coat closet and a large eat-in kitchen with top of the line Bosch and SubZero stainless steel appliances. A huge family room/ dining room with oversized bay windows leads outside to a beautiful backyard. Light streams in from North to South through floor-to-ceiling windows on the parlor floor. An expansive formal living room, library with ensuite bathroom, and wet bar make this grand space perfect for both living and entertaining. The top two floors feature a total of 4 gracious bedrooms, each with its own tastefully renovated bathroom and ample closets. The huge primary suite is outfitted with a marble bathroom and a stall shower. The finished basement includes a cedar closet storage room, a full laundry room complete with a sink and brand-new full-size Electrolux washer and dryer and easy access to all the updated mechanicals. For your convenience, there is a full-service garage directly across the street
Approx 4,593 of unused Air Rights

Listing Agents

  1. Elizabeth Sahlman

    Elizabeth Sahlman

    Listing Agent

    Compass

    esahlman@compass.com

    P: 917.523.8200

  2. Becca Schreiber

    Becca Schreiber

    Alternative Listing Agent

    Compass

  3. Lorand Kovacs

    Lorand Kovacs

    Alternative Listing Agent

    Compass

Amenities

  • Primary Ensuite
  • Working Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Private Entrance
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Ceilings
  • Elevator
  • Washer / Dryer in Unit

Location

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LISTING UPDATED: 05/02/2024 11:39 AM

Property Details for 177 East 78th Street

StatusActive
Days on Market400
Taxes$4,866 / month
Maintenance-
Min. Down Pymt-
Total Rooms8.0
Compass TypeTownhouse
MLS TypeSingle Family
Year Built1899
Lot Size1,890 SF / 19' x 102'
CountyNew York County

Building

177 E 78th St

1 Units4 StoriesBuilt in 1899

Location

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Building Information for 177 East 78th Street

Stories4Year Built1899Building Size18.5' x 40'Building Sq. Ft2,960 SFLot Size1,890 SF / 19' x 102'Building Age-Building Type-Senior CommunityNo

Payment Calculator

$48,498 per month

30 year fixed, 7.25% Interest

Principal and Interest

$43,632

Property Taxes

$4,866

Maintenance/Common Charges

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Property History for 177 East 78th Street

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Public Records for 177 East 78th Street

Taxable ValueLand$157,800Additions$232,260Total$390,060
Home Facts
Total Finished SqFt2,960 SqFtLot Size1,890 SqFtYear Built1899ZoningR8BAPN1014130031

Schools near 177 East 78th Street

This home is within New York City Geographic District # 2.
Rating
School
Type
Grades
Distance
Public - PK to 5
Public - 6 to 8
Public - 6 to 8
Public - 6 to 8
Rating
School
Distance
P.S. 158 Baylard Taylor
PublicPK to 5

Nyc Lab Ms For Collaborative Studies
Public6 to 8

Lower Manhattan Community Middle School
Public6 to 8

Jhs 167 Robert F Wagner
Public6 to 8

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177 East 78th Street is a townhouse for sale in Upper East Side. This property was listed for sale on April 19, 2023 by Compass, it's currently listed at $7,995,000. This listing's school district is New York City Geographic District # 2. Nearby schools include P.S. 158 Baylard Taylor, Nyc Lab Ms For Collaborative Studies and Lower Manhattan Community Middle School. 177 East 78th Street is a 4-bed, 4-bath, 2,995 sqft townhouse built in 1899.

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