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$4.35M Upper East Side co-op comes with a playful redesign

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All patterns are good patterns appears to be the approach at this Upper East Side co-op. Under the guidance of designer Markham Roberts, this four-bedroom apartment at 164 East 72nd Street was transformed into a delightfully uppity home, with intricate wallpaper, playful carpeting, and no short supply of unsuspected splashes of color.

When the apartment sold in 2011—to an exec of Vera Bradley, no less—for $2.625 million, the apartment’s interiors were drab and more traditional. Roberts overhauled the space, adding playful flooring in the entry hall and formal living room, and updating the kitchen into an open concept with an attached living area, adding a laundry room in the process. The prewar co-op still maintains its staff bedroom, and a petite bathroom off of those quarters. There are two additional full bathrooms and one half bath.

The apartment is on the market for $4.35 million with Melissa Ryan Kaiser and Laurie Diamond at Stribling. Maintenance here runs a steep $4,350 per month.