Co-op pick of the week

A Lenox Hill duplex penthouse with an 18-foot ceiling, for $750,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
November 18, 2019 - 3:00PM

The co-op permits pieds-a-terre, subletting and co-purchasing, and is also pet-friendly. 


This one bedroom, two-bath penthouse duplex in Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side is pretty deluxe, and well-priced at $750,000. But brace yourself for the maintenance: it's $3,787—but according to the listing, 70 percent is tax deductible.

On the ninth and 10th floors of a 1916 Beaux Art building, 61 East 77th St., PH 9/10D has new windows and updated fixtures, northern exposure, dark hardwood floors, and in some spaces 18-foot high ceilings. 

The first floor living area has space for a dining area, and has a decorative marble fireplace. (How there is a fire ablaze in the photo below is unclear.)

A spiral staircase connects the two levels; it's important to be realistic about how much you'll enjoying scaling it on a regular basis. 

The windowed kitchen features glass-front cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a vented gas range, French door refrigerator, and dishwasher. 

There's also a guest bathroom on this level. 

At the top of the staircase is a mezzanine, which looks like it is used as a home office.


The bedroom gets eastern light, and has a walk-in closet. 

The en suite bathroom features a walk-in rain shower and open shelving. 

The brick and limestone co-op has a part-time doorman and live-in super, and has liberal policies on pieds-à-terre, subletting, parental purchase and co-purchasing. 

Located in an historic district, the building is a block from Central Park and Museum Mile, as well as Lenox Hill hospital. The 4 and 6 trains are close by at 77th Street, and there stores and restaurants are plentiful in the area. 


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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