Sales are officially underway at Linden78, a full-service luxury Upper West Side condo located at 230 West 78th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Only on the market since late fall, there already has been tremendous interest in this 32-unit property, which is anchored by a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of the Upper West Side.
“With so few homes available, and a unique product, we are seeing immediate action on the part of buyers who fear they may lose the home of their dreams if they wait,” notes Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, Inc., the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Linden78. The building is selling at an unprecedented rate, averaging a sale per week.
Linden78 offers oversized two, three, four and five bedroom residences. A limited collection of full floor penthouses are also available. Residences boast nine to eleven foot ceilings, huge walk-in closets and wide plank fumed oak floors. Many homes feature one-of-a-kind layouts, abundant windows, expansive entry foyers and fireplaces with granite surrounds and hearths in the penthouse homes.
The 21-story building was designed by the award-winning firm Handel Architects. The architect’s goal was to unite two bold aesthetic visions. From the street, Linden78 blends seamlessly into the predominantly pre-war neighborhood via classic brick facing and Parisian-style balustrades. Rising from the building’s setback on the 16th floor is a dramatic modern, glass curtain wall. All the interiors are custom designed and feature high-end contemporary finishes.
Each of the homes feature an eat-in, gourmet chef’s kitchen, many with windowed breakfast area; classic Pietro Bianco Luna countertops complement sleek stainless steel appliances by Viking and Miele, and InSinkErator disposals complete the top-of-the-line package. Elegantly appointed master bathrooms feature Lagos Azul limestone floors, Luce di Luna countertops, Mezzanine Mink glass wall tiles, Waterworks sconces, Kohler six-foot Tea-for-Two soaking tub and oversized glass stall shower. The second bath features Bluestone mini-brick stone floors and Carrera marble countertops.
“It is of the upmost importance that the homes in today’s market be both gracious in size and easy to live in; tremendous effort was placed on the details, from the bamboo finished marble walls in the powder rooms to the custom eco-friendly kitchen cabinetry by Florense,” says Urgo, noting that the intimacy of the building is yet another selling point: There are no more than two residences per floor as well as five full floor homes.
Cutting-edge technology has been integrated into all the residences. Homes are prewired for Verizon Fios, Wi-Fi and the option of a CytexOne automation system that offers virtual control of heating/cooling and audio/visual systems, lighting and window shades. Each apartment has full size Miele side-by-side washer and dryers. And one especially coveted feature: the residences come replete with zoned, central air, allowing homeowners to command any temperature they want in any room, at any time of year.
Prices start at $1,560,000 with a 421a tax abatement. 18B is a 1,995-square-foot home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gracious living area featuring double exposures, private terrace, and north, south and east views. It is on the market for $3,810,000. The privacy of one’s own floor is available in PH20, a 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath, over 3,000-square-foot residence featuring a dramatic entry foyer, 360-degree panoramic city views, fireplace, and en suite master bath with private dressing room. It is listed at $6,040,000. PH16, also a full floor, available for $7,610,000, is over 3,800-square-feet and includes a continuous 50-foot living room, 4 bedrooms, library and over 700-square-feet of outdoor space.
Residents can enjoy the beauty of the Linden Garden with professionally manicured plantings, a landscaped roof-deck to relax or entertain on while enjoying breathtaking views of Central Park, the Hudson River and city skyline. Storage bins and a ground floor bicycle room are offered at no additional cost. Other amenities include a complete fitness center, children’s playroom, cold storage room and 24 hour attended lobby
“Linden78 represents a rare opportunity to have all the benefits of modern new construction within the old-world charm of a storied neighborhood, in close proximity to Central Park, many of Manhattan’s top rated restaurants, lively nightlife, world class museums and fashionable boutiques,” says Christopher Westley, who oversees Sales and Marketing on behalf of the owners. The 1,2 and 3 subway lines are just a few steps away, and this family-friendly building is also close to many excellent public and private schools, such as PS199, Columbia Grammar & Prep School, Collegiate School, The Dwight School and The Brearley School.
Linden78 is developed by Amsterdam 78, LLC. The sales office is now open with immediate occupancy available. For more information please contact the sales office at 212-724-0020 or by visiting www.linden78.com.