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Inside the Macklowe Condo Conversion 150 East 72nd Street

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The model units are set up on the 7th floor. This is the living room of the north home.
The model units are set up on the 7th floor. This is the living room of the north home.

[The larger north model unit, 7N. Photos by Will Femia]

Developer Harry Macklowe is busy converting two Upper East Side rental buildings into modern luxury condos, and last week, we got a first look at the sumptuously sized model units. First up, we have 150 East 72nd Street, a century-old 12-story building originally designed by Schwartz & Gross. Sales have already begun, and more than 30 percent of the units are spoken for. Currently, five units, including both the model units, are on the market, with prices ranging from $6.03 million to $11.5 million. The penthouses have yet to be released, but an anonymous tipster sent along the floorplans for our viewing pleasure?both will have huge private rooftop terraces.

When Macklowe Properties acquired the building, it held 34 rental units, and the conversion, lead by Handel Architects, will create 22 new condos (about 10 percent of the original rental tenants chose to stay put). Eric Alch Design outfitted both the 7th floor model units, which, at 3,543- and 2,316-square-feet, are quite large. All homes have solid oak floors, 10-foot ceilings, custom hardware, and new, high-performance casement windows.

The first model we saw (gallery and floorplan above) is the larger north unit, a four-bedroom with six-and-a-half baths listed for $10.65 million. The private elevator entry opens into a hallway, with the 29-foot-long living space to the left. As you can see in the floorplan above, the bedrooms are situated off of a long hallway and each have their own en suite bathroom. The master suite has a library, his-and-her full bathrooms, and a walk-in closet.

[The smaller south model unit, 7S. Photos by Will Femia]

The smaller south unit (gallery above, floorplan below), a three-bedroom with two-and-a-half baths, is asking $6.75 million. The living/dining space is longer, the master suite has a ginormous closet, and the bedrooms are share a connecting bathroom. All homes have custom Poliform closets, bathrooms with tile work and polished chrome fixtures, and Italian marble master baths.

All of homes have eat-in kitchens large slab limestone floors (bigger is better!), Italian marble countertops, and stainless steel Miele appliances, including two dishwashers. There's a separate prep area with a wine cooler and additional sink, and the custom cabinetry hides the built-in pantry and refrigerator. The original marbler lobby of the building has been restored, and amenities include your standard fitness room, 24-hour doorman, residents lounge, and children's play room.

And we will leave you with this, the penthouse floorplans:

[The North Penthouse]

[The South Penthouse]

· 150 East 72nd Street [official]
· 150 East 72nd Street coverage [Curbed]

150 East 72nd Street

150 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021