When most buyers describe their perfect terrace, it goes something like this: “Direct access from the living room, large enough for dining and wining, lush vegetation… and maximum privacy!” Unfortunately, such a terrace rarely finds its way to the market, and it’s even rarer to find one as part of an attractively-priced home.
435 East 65th Street 12C is such a unicorn. An approximately 1,250+ sf 2-bedroom, 2-renovated-bath home with a 550sf (+10’ wide) “direct living” terrace, open-concept kitchen, and living/dining room large enough to make most new developments envious. All of this with supreme privacy as there are no obstructing buildings (therefore no neighbors) within a block in either direction.
At 36’x10’6”, the main area of the terrace is big enough for 2 separate zones for dining and relaxing, while the smaller “wrap around” is perfect for private contemplation, star gazing, or cigar smoking.
The entire outdoor space was carefully planned and maintained by renowned landscape architect Amber Freda, who described her design process as follows:
“Our goal was to create an inviting, comfortable outdoor space to relax and entertain in. The client particularly liked the idea of growing their own edible plants, which we accomplished using apple trees, tomatoes, and herbs. The garden design was mainly centered around the concept of a 4-season garden, which means a mix of plants that will look good at various times of year, including evergreens, grasses, flowering shrubs, trees, and deciduous plants. The client was also concerned about attracting too many bees to the garden, so we recommended flowers that don’t particularly attract bees to help minimize this.”
To ensure the uninterrupted long-term enjoyment of the terrace, it was completely redone two years ago with a new roof membrane, new pavers, and a new parapet and rail (all warrantied). Additional features include a drip irrigation system and timed in-planter lighting system for ease of use and minimal maintenance.
Like the terrace, the interior living/dining area is large enough to accommodate multiple furniture arrangements, and with dual Western and Southern exposures, it’s sun-drenched throughout the day.
The kitchen opens into the living/dining area over a polished granite breakfast bar and looks out over the terrace and the city skyline through its own window. The kitchen comes with a Viking range and hood, GE dishwasher, Liebherr refrigerator, and Scotsman commercial-grade icemaker—great for entertaining!
The master is a true suite (large enough to accommodate the oversized king-size bed), complete with large walk-in closet and a gut-renovated bathroom. With no obstructing buildings across the street, it offers extreme privacy and sunlight. The second bedroom has strategically-placed built-in cabinetry and shelving to maximize storage space, and—like all the main rooms of this home—it has an unobstructed Southern exposure.
The full-time doorman building has recently undergone significant beautification, with a newly-updated common laundry room, a stunning new fully-landscaped common roof deck (also designed and maintained by Amber Freda), a private courtyard, storage units and parking. This summer the front of 435 East 65th Street will also be updated with new planters, a stone façade, new entry doors and other improvements to enhance curb appeal.
Link to the listing at Corcoran: https://www.corcoran.com/nyc-real-estate/for-sale/upper-east-side/435-east-65th-street-apt-12c/5725641